Articles

Saskatchewan Libraries: Open to All

With the annual Saskatchewan Libraries conference less than 2 months away, the office is in a “conference-focused” mode. We would like to remind presenters that they need to register if they will be at the conference for any more than their own presentation. We are also looking for contributions for door prizes and items for… 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

Call for Committee Members 2015-2016

“When great tasks need to be done, great people are required.” Dear SLA Members, In the past year, SLA Members and Committee Volunteers contributed to making SLA a great organization: • 120 people responded to the membership survey • 100+ library folks attended the Saskatchewan Libraries Happy Hour on November 6th in four locations across… Read More

Deadlines Are Looming!

We are very busy at the SLA office and there are several deadlines coming up: Early Bird registration for conference is April 2. Vote for a Treasurer by March 19th. Voting for 2 Members at Large will be March 20-27th. Submit an application for the Mary Donaldson Award of Merit by March 25th Submission for… 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