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The Bay Area Independent School Librarians (BAISL) is an association of professional school librarians who believe that the library is a central and indispensable academic force within the independent school. BAISL is dedicated to furthering the professional growth of its member librarians and to improving independent school libraries in facilities, staffing, and resources.

Member librarians span over 130 independent school libraries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, creating a powerful consortium, a connected community, and a supportive environment for members.

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For a nominal annual fee, join our dynamic professional group of school librarians. (Join Us) 

Professional Support & Meetings

Feeling disconnected? Member librarians are 
here to help! We meet two times a year, all
over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Consortium Pricing

Members of BAISL can save thousands of 
dollars annually on their database subscriptions.

Profession Development Grants

BAISL awards grants to members for the purpose of professional development. (Professional Development Grant) 

Position Papers

BAISL looks at issues concerning school librarians, including academic integrity, 
librarians as faculty, and non-academic uses
of the library. (Publications)

Library Jobs

Looking for a school library job? Want to post a job for a school library in the San Francisco Bay Area? (Job Postings)

BAISL Listserv

Join our general discussion mailing list and communicate with other subscribers. (Listserv)

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