Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2017

Celebrating SLA’s 75th Anniversary!!


May 3-5, 2017

Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu, SK

 Delegate registration form and a draft conference program will be available on February 21, 2017.

The resort has four kinds of accommodations (lodge, cabins, townhouses, cottages). Reservation details at

Be sure to request SLA Conference Rates and to be added to the Rooming List.

TwitterTwitter conference hashtag is #saskla2017

Read about the interesting development of multi-sector library cooperation in Saskatchewan and the establishment of the Multitype Library Board in a Partnership Journal article titled Celebrating Co-operation among Saskatchewan’s Libraries: The Multitype Library Board, 1996-2016.

Conference Committee

Conference Manager – William (Bill) Sgrazzutti
Local Arrangements Coordinator – James Hope Howard
President – Michael Shires
Volunteer Coordinator  – Tasha Maddison
Volunteer Committee –
Finance – Brad Doerksen / Judy Nicholson
Program Chair – Regan Balfour
Program Committee – Nancy Kennedy (SLTA), Anne Liang, Kelly Delorme, Lindsay Baker,
Conference App. Developer – Kimberley Hintz
Communications Chair – Carrie-Anne Prefontaine
Communications Committee – Catherine Hana
SLA Office – Judy Nicholson, Anne Pennylegion, Gloria Bearss

Graphic Artist for Program Design, Posters, and Signage – Jeannie Straub (ODIDODI Designs)

Conference Planning Handbook 2017

Conference Organizing Timeline (Appendix D)

Accommodation Information


Elk Ridge Resort is the setting of the 2017 Saskatchewan Libraries Conference.  A beautiful setting to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Library Association and an opportunity to experience the environment of the northern libraries of the province.

To reserve a room – contact Elk Ridge, elk-ridge-resort-three-bedroom-cabin-2identify yourself as an attendee of the SLA Conference by April 10, 2017  for conference rates.

You have the option to book one of the limited rooms in the lodge, a cabin with 2 or 3 bedrooms, or a townshouse with 2 or 3 bedrooms.  The cabins and townhouses are an economical way to share a space with colleagues.


Presenter Information

Call for Presenters
Deadline December 12, 2016


Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2017
May 3-5, 2017
Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu,SK
You may fill in the  Presenter online submission form

contact Judy Nicholson,

Executive Director, SLA



Platinum ($4,000 and up)

Gold ($3,000 to $3,999)


Silver ($2,000 to $2,999)


Bronze ($1,000 to $1,999)



Anniversary $500 to $999)


Friend (Up to $499)

Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Prospectus

The Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Prospectus is now  available.  You should find answers to all your questions, if not please contact the SLA Office.  All exhibitors, advertisers, and sponsors must submit their agreement with appropriate supports (i.e. logo)  no later than March 15, 2017.

Agreement only

Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Prospectus

Register online:

Archive of Presentations from 2016 Conference

Pre-Conference – Library Advocacy:  Train the Trainer
Wendy Newman

Building Collaborative Practices for Engaging Families
Michelle Grey &  Catherine Howett

Tinker, Maker, and Learn Fostering Creativity/ Makerspaces, Coding, and Other Creative Spaces
Jana Scott Lindsay & Megan Hemberg

Kate Cushon & Gillian van der Ven
Melissa Bennett, Melanie Hodges Neufeld & Colleen Murphy

Past Conferences

Past Conference Programs