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

Saskatchewan Content in Electronic Collections

The Saskatchewan Provincial Library and Literacy Office, Ministry of Education is initiating a pilot project to increase access to Saskatchewan content in the electronic collections of the province’s libraries. This project will convert Saskatchewan titles to accessible EPUB 3 format. In return for conversion, all partners in our library consortium will be given access to… Read More

Saskatchewan Library Association Supports IFLA Statement on Improving Accessibility of Print Materials

The Saskatchewan Library Association fully supports the position taken by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to ensure that individuals unable to use print materials because of a disability have access to print materials via alternate means. The SLA also calls upon the Government of Canada to support an international treaty that… Read More


Culture Days Grants 2015 Now Available!

The Saskatchewan Library Association will be offering ten (10) $200 grants to assist successful applicants with Culture Days programs Sept 25, 26, 27 2015. The application form and criteria are available in 3 formats: Grant Application Culture Days 2015 Final (doc) Grant Application Culture Days 2015 Final (PDF) or  entered into Surveymonkey. (Online form) If… Read More

SLA Office Summer Holiday Hours

As you all prepare for your summer holiday season  the SLA office is as well.  We will be open during the summer during the regular hours of Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Other days, there may not be staff in the office.  Occasionally the office will be closed when staff are… Read More


Continuing Education Grants

Ready to plan your learning for the fall of 2015! The Board of Directors has recently renewed the Continuing Education Grant program for members of SLA.   Two  categories will accept applications for the August 15, 2015 deadline.   If you want to attend a professional learning event or develop a workshop or other professional learning  opportunity… Read More

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