Continuing Education Grants

The Board of Directors has recently renewed the Continuing Education Grant program for members of SLA.  Applications will be accepted up to February 25, 2015 for Category 3 – First time Attendance at the SLA Conference  this year only.  Following this, the other two categories will accept applications for the August 15, 2015 deadline.   The… Read More

Nominations for SLA Board – Deadline February 22, 2015

Are you passionate about libraries and interested in contributing your ideas? Do you want to expand your professional interests and involvement? Are you interested in meeting new people? The Saskatchewan Library Association is a volunteer run, non-profit organization mandated to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan.    The SLA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates… Read More

2015 Frances Morrison Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for The Frances Morrison Award for 2015. Look around at your fellow workers and consider nominating one of them for this award. In addition, look at your library or special groups that have contributed greatly to the library community. The Deadline is February 22, 2015. For more information visit the SLA… Read More

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 Responds to Attack on Charlie Hebdo

In the wake of the recent attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine and elsewhere in Paris, the Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) wishes to express our sympathy with all those directly affected. The Saskatchewan library community is saddened and outraged at these heinous acts of violence. While we recognize that there are many… Read More

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.


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

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