Join an AISLE Chapter! Learn from and collaborate with peers, find professional support, best practices, and participate in professional development on subjects specific to school libraries.

AISLE Chapters

CASLN – Chicago Area School Library Network
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
Cook & Chicago Suburbs
CTLA – Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association
Cook – Chicago – CPS

Due North
Lake County
FOX-E – Fox River Valley School Librarians-Elementary
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will
Chapter also includes public librarians

LAMB – Librarians Assigned to Multiple Buildings
coming soon
Open to All District Librarians State-Wide
LISS – Librarians in the South Suburbs
Suburbs South of Chicago

MILE – Mid Illinois Library Educators
Fulton, Knox, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
OWLS – Olge, Whiteside, & Lee County School Librarians
Ogle, Whiteside, Lee

REAL – Retired Energetic Active Librarians
Open to All Retired Librarians State-Wide
SILT – Southern Illinois Librarians Together
St. Clair & Southern Illinois Counties

SLOWS – School Librarians of the Western Suburbs
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
Cook, DuPage, Kane
SMSLN – Sangamon/Menard School Librarians Network
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
Menard, Sangamon

If you are interested in joining one of the Chapters, visit their webpage or connect by email to learn more.

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Benefits of AISLE Chapters

Connect with fellow librarians to share ideas and learn from one another.
Local Networking:
Local connections provide opportunities for discussions of best practices in school libraries and for action on local issues.
Professional Learning Opportunities:
AISLE Chapters host relevant professional development meetings annually.
Advocacy & Support:
Join together with fellow librarians to strengthen advocacy efforts for certified school librarians and school libraries in your building, district, and state-wide.

Start an AISLE Chapter

If you work or live in a county not listed above and are interested in forming a new AISLE Chapter, please contact the Chapter Function Representative at or click HERE.

Chapter Requirements

Complete the New Chapter Application Form
Three – Four Chapter leaders to lead the Chapter
Minimum of 10 members (inclusive of school and public librarians, library staff, and library students)
At least 50% of the members must be AISLE members or members of their home state school library association
Oversee the scheduling of a minimum of four events that can be social or professional development
Prepare a chapter report for each AISLE Leadership Board meeting, reporting on past and upcoming chapter events
Send a representative to at least one AISLE Leadership Board meeting each year
Maintain communication with the AISLE Chapter Function Representative
Follow financial guidelines and social media best practices as outlined by AISLE

AISLE Benefits to Chapters

A Chapter toolkit of resources folder to assist with running a Chapter
Google account and Chapter website for communication
Access to ZOOM and Google Meet for virtual meetings
Shared AISLE calendar and newsletter for event promotion to a larger audience
Professional Development Hours (PDH) available for Chapter professional development events
Ability to request a budget of $100 based on AISLE financial availability
Liability insurance for professional development meetings
Time at Conference for Chapter and Chapter leader networking

Contact the Chapter Function Representative at with any questions

AISLE Chapter Events Calendar

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If you have any questions about AISLE Chapters, please email