2017 Conference

Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2017

Celebrating SLA’s 75th Anniversary!!


May 3-5, 2017

Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu, SK

Many thanks to the delegates, the presenters, and the exhibitors who joined together in such a beautiful setting to celebrate the 75th anniversary of SLA and to appreciate the collaborative efforts of the many in library land that contribute to a unique public library system.

Thanks to all who pitched in and helped with all the little tasks that helped to make the conference a success.


TwitterTwitter conference hashtag is #saskla2017

Join SLA’s conference in Regina Saskatchewan May 2-4, 2018  with the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) hosting its first Policy Forum on May 2.

2017 Conference Committee

Co-chair  – Conference Manager – William (Bill) Sgrazzutti
C0-chair – Local Arrangements Coordinator – James Hope Howard
President – Michael Shires
Volunteer Coordinator  – Tasha Maddison
Finance – Brad Doerksen / Judy Nicholson
Program Chair – Regan Balfour
Program Committee – Nancy Kennedy (SLTA), Ann Liang,  Lindsay Baker,
Conference App. Developer – Kimberley Hintz
Communications Chair – Carrie-Anne Prefontaine
Communications Committee – Catherine Hana
SLA Office – Judy Nicholson, Anne Pennylegion, Gloria Bearss, Carol Todd

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

CONFERENCE PLANNING HANDBOOK-Aug09 Revised Conference Planning Handbook 2017

Conference Organizing Timeline (Appendix D)

Program Document and Updated  Information

The updated  program is attached APR28 2017 Saskatchewan Libraries Conference at-a-glance ProgramFinal- Additional information can be found in the Program Supplement and At a Glance
More information is available in the app, which is now available.  The description of each session and presenter biographies will only be available on the computer or the app.

Try the Conference App!

Need to know your options for the next time slot? Want to know when your colleague is presenting? Who is exhibiting at this year’s conference?  All of these questions can be answered with the Conference App!  To see the schedule on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry, bookmark on your phone by visiting: https://saskla2017.sched.com/mobile

You can also view the conference schedule on your computer here: https://saskla2017.sched.com/

contact Judy Nicholson,

Executive Director, SLA

Sponsors – Thank you for your support!

2017 Sponsors

Platinum ($4,000 and up)

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



Anniversary ( $500 to $999)




Friend (Up to $499)


Exhibitors – Welcome to the 2017 SLA Conference

Welcome the Exhibitors Attending the 2017 Saskatchewan Libraries Conference!!

Have fun speaking to each of the vendors who have made a special trip to come to the conference and to get your passport game (in conference folders) signed to enter the draw for Exhibitor Door Prizes.   Draw at 4:20 p.m. in the Exhibitor Hall on Thursday May 4.

Centre for Equitable Library Access
Dreamwave Publishing Inc. – BAZOOF! Magazine
EBSCO Information Services
JerBear Books/CrossCan Education
Legacy Library Services
Library Bound Inc.
Library Services Centre
Regina Public Library

School of Library & Information Studies
TD Summer Reading Club
Wintergreen Learning Material

Archive of Presentations from 2016 Conference

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.

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

Howett&Gray- Engaging with Families SLA2016
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

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