Call for Volunteers

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at the SLA Conference! Visit the Volunteer tab for more details or contact Diane Zerr at if you are interested in volunteering.

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Conference registration is closed.

Please note that the registration for the conference is now closed.
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Remember to reserve your hotel room at the Ramada :)

This is a friendly reminder that the cutoff date to reserve a room under Sask Library Association is coming up quickly.  The standard room (two people) rate is $124 plus taxes.  When reserving, please quote the group name Sask Library Association.  The cutoff date to reserve a room has been extended to  April 12, 2012.  After this date, the rooms will no longer be held at the discounted rate.

To make reservations, please call at 1-306-569-1666 ext 7200 or email  and quote the group name Sask Library Association.

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2012 program is up!

Visit our “program” tab to view the 2012 SLA conference brochure!

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SLA 2012 Conference Keynote Speaker!

Mary-Ann Kirkby is a best-selling author, whose self-published book, I Am Hutterite chronicles her childhood experiences of life on a Manitoba Hutterite colony and the aftermath of leaving community life.

Her memoir received the Best Non-fiction award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards and was also short-listed for Best First Book. Since its release in June 2007, I Am Hutterite has sold 75,000 copies across Canada.

She is the owner of Polka Dot Press and I Am Hutterite Inc.   In 2010, she signed with American publishers Thomas Nelson, granting them American and worldwide rights.

She has garnered attention from regional, national and international journalists in print, radio and television and as a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, is a popular speaker, delighting audiences with her humour and candid descriptions of life on and off the colony.

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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2012

Celebrating Our Past, Embracing Our Future


The Program Committee for the 2012 Saskatchewan Libraries Annual Conference invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2012 conference to be held at the Ramada Inn from May 3-5, 2012 in Regina.  In recognition of SLA’s 70th anniversary, the theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Our Past, Embracing Our Future.

We are asking you as colleagues and facilitators to develop and submit presentations or sessions that will expand our collective thinking and energize our communities.

Session formats can include the following:

Presentations, approximately 30 minutes in length with 30 minutes for Q & A. Sessions that are practical and interactive in nature are preferred.

“Spotlight On” sessions can feature 10 minute talks by a group of individual presenters.  Themes can include use of technology in the library, marketing initiatives, community engagement, unconventional use of library space & resources, readers’ advisory, etc.

“Hot Topics”:  Discuss a contentious issue in librarianship with your colleagues and a moderator.

If you have a proposal that does not fit into these formats, please contact us to discuss your ideas! Please submit proposals using the Abstract Submission Form 2012:

All session proposals are due on October 14, 2011

If you have any questions please contact:

Program Chair Kendra Bender:



Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2012:

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