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
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
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
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
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Expert Panel on the Future of Canadian Libraries and Archives has completed its public consultations and has compiled its report. You can read the press release announcing the release of the report or the web version of the report at these sites; or about establishing the expert panel.
Join the CLA Young Adult Book Award Jury – Saskatchewan Rep Needed There is an opportunity for CLA members to join the CLA Young Adult Book Award Jury. It is a five year commitment with the 5th year serving as the chair. Our current vacancy is the Saskatchewan position so applicants from there will be… Read More
At least 86 library workers and supporters from around Saskatchewan met at one of the four party locations on November 6 to share some appetizers, beverages, and fellowship. Thanks to the organizers of the receptions – Cindy McLean (Creighton), Tony Murphy (Prince Albert), Gwen Schmidt (Saskatoon), and Michael Shires (Regina) for their efforts in arranging… Read More
Regina Public Library, The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the Saskatchewan Library Association, are pleased to present an afternoon of readings and entertainment on a multi-cultural theme. On Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 2-4 at the Regina Public Library Theatre, please join us as we celebrate our cultural diversity through writing and dance. Readers will include… Read More