About SSL


This is in keeping with AASL's vote to change our profession's official title from "School Library Media Specialists" to "School Librarians."


NYLA/SSL Mission Statement

The purpose of SSL, organized in 1944, is to lead in advancing the profession; to encourage, promote, and advocate the interest of school library programs, school librarians and school library systems; and to ensure that each student becomes an active reader, responsible information seeker, and critical thinker.


For comprehensive NYLA/SSL organization information and Affiliates, please click here.

For a list of past Presidents, Conference Locations, and Affiliates, click here or here.