Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2017

Celebrating SLA’s 75th Anniversary!!


May 3-5, 2017

Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu, SK

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

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
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)


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