Articles

Continuing Education Grants

The Board of Directors has recently renewed the Continuing Education Grant program for members of SLA.  Applications will be accepted up to February 25, 2015 for Category 3 – First time Attendance at the SLA Conference  this year only.  Following this, the other two categories will accept applications for the August 15, 2015 deadline.   The… Read More

Nominations for SLA Board – Deadline February 22, 2015

Are you passionate about libraries and interested in contributing your ideas? Do you want to expand your professional interests and involvement? Are you interested in meeting new people? The Saskatchewan Library Association is a volunteer run, non-profit organization mandated to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan.    The SLA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates… Read More

2015 Frances Morrison Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for The Frances Morrison Award for 2015. Look around at your fellow workers and consider nominating one of them for this award. In addition, look at your library or special groups that have contributed greatly to the library community. The Deadline is February 22, 2015. For more information visit the SLA… Read More

SLA Supports CLA Response Regarding Cuts to Statistics Canada

CLA responds: Cuts to Statistics Canada are Harming Canadians In response to an article published by MacLean’s, The case of the disappearing Statistics Canada data, The Canadian Library Associations makes a statement urging the government to return Statistics Canada to its status as one of the world’s most respected National Statistical agencies. President Gwen Schmidt… Read More

News

Freedom to Read Week

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week February 22-28, 2015 Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “I love my freedom to read whatever I want.” Visit the Freedom to Read website… Read More

Member Feedback – CLA Federated Model Working Group

Dear Fellow SLA Members and Other Saskatchewan Library Stakeholders, The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has approached all provincial and territorial library associations, including the Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA), to request cooperation in building a new federation of library associations. Judy Nicholson, the SLA Executive Director, and I attended a meeting on January 31, 2015, in… Read More

Events

Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture

Please join the SLA Board, staff, and members in welcoming Gabrielle Scrimshaw on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 7:00 -10:00 for the annual Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture and President’s Reception.  The event will be held in the Atrium of the First Nations University of Canada (Regina Campus). The lecture is a free public event.

Honourary Life Members

The 2014-15 Board of Directors is accepting nominations  for Honourary Life Memberships in SLA.  Deadline for nominations is March 30, 2015. Please forward a letter outlining how the member has fulfilled the following criteria: – the candidate must have played an active role in the affairs of the Association be at or near the close… Read More