Articles

Freedom to Read Week Grant Application

The Board of the Saskatchewan Library Association has approved an expenditure that will award 15 $200 grants to member libraries who are interested in planning programming or events for Freedom to Read Week, Feb 22-28, 2015. The grants will be awarded using the same adjudication method that is used for Saskatchewan Library Week grants, with… 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

Response to SLA from Librarian and Archivist of Canada

On September 12, 2014, SLA President Gwen Schmidt sent a letter to Library and Archives Canada (LAC) expressing the concerns of SLA on the announcement of the proposed contract with OCLC to host Canada’s National Union Catalogue. The letter summarized points made by several members and the Advocacy committee. Please read the response of Guy… Read More

Membership input on LAC move to OCLC

Dear SLA Members- The Saskatchewan Library Association seeks your input on a controversial plan that would see Library and Archives Canada outsource the National Union Catalogue (Amicus) to OCLC. You can read more about this here: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/library-and-archives-canada-moves-to-outsource-national-catalogue As a member-driven organization, the Saskatchewan Library Association is looking to its members for guidance on whether we… Read More

News

SLA Office Holiday Hours

As you all prepare for your holiday season  the SLA office is as well.  We will be closing the office from December 24, 2014  – January 4, 2015  inclusive.  We will re-open for regular hours on January 5, 2015. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Marion Sherman Bursary Announcement

Wapiti Regional Library has just announced the Marion Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians.   A $750 bursary honouring Saskatchewan public library  pioneer E. Marion Sherman was awarded on November 15, 2014 to Dalhousie University student Ben Worth.  Please read the full press release wapati press release.

Events

Attention University-based Librarians’ – Research Study

Dear LIS colleagues, This email is to invite you to participate in a research study exploring whether university-based librarians’ use the CARL competencies. The title of the study is CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) Core Competencies and academic librarians. It is equally important that you respond whether you are a user or non-user of… Read More

Saskatchewan Libraries: Open to All May 7-9, 2015

Saskatchewan Libraries Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre ,Regina SK Please mark conference dates on your calendar and start reviewing the information.  The information for presenter submissions can now be found at the Conference 2015 – Presenters link in the menu. We look forward to hearing from all of you as you submit… Read More