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


Saskatoon Workshop on Archiving and Preserving Stories

Horizon College and Seminary will be hosting a workshop on October 30 for the day.  Contact Debrorah McConkey for more information. This workshop is open to all SLA members and others.  It is the first workshop selected for the renewed Category 2 Continuing Education Grant. Check out the registration information at  with a $60… Read More

Royal Society Report Released

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.


SLA Funds Culture Days Projects

The Saskatchewan Library Association has provided funds to the following libraries and projects in support of Culture Days activities: In collaboration with the Herbert Train Station /Museum, Herbert Public Library will collaborate with children and youth to create a mural about their experiences in Herbert. The Swift Current Branch Library and the Art Gallery of… Read More

Saskatchewan Library Week

In this past week the office has been buzzing with the activity of packing 1500 posters and 50,000 bookmarks and about 1500 contest instructions to all libraries across the province.  If you haven’t received them yet – be watching or check the distribution centre in your organizaiton. The book spine poetry contest opens September until… Read More