Articles

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

Saskatchewan Library Week Grant Application

Saskatchewan Library Week 2014 October 19-26, 2014 Libraries Inspire! The Saskatchewan Library Association is offering twenty-four $250 grants to Saskatchewan member libraries to help celebrate Saskatchewan Library Week 2014 Tell us how you plan to celebrate Saskatchewan Library Week (SLW) to promote literacy and learning. Please apply by August 15, 2014 to be considered by… 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

News

Saskatchewan Library Week Launch

The official launch of Saskatchewan Library Week will be celebrated with a Celebrity Challenge on Tuesday, October 22, 2014, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Come join the fun as several well-known personalities enter the challenge to create an on-the-spot book spine poem from the library collection at the Civic Museum of Regina (the NE corner of… Read More

Call for Applications – Maureen Woods Education Bursary

Candidates must be: accepted or enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate degree program in a Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent at the time of application . willing to take up residence and employment in Saskatchewan for a period of one year following completion of their MLS program. Deadline for Applications: October 30,… Read More

Events

Saskatchewan Libraries Happy Hour

The SLA Board is hosting member receptions throughout the province. All members, library workers, and library supporters are invited. Potential new members are welcome. Appetizers will be provided, beverages are on your nickel! Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time:  5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Locations: • Chimney Steak House, 2710 Montague Street, Regina • Amigos Cantina,… Read More

Culture Days Event

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