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Apr
25
                                               AGM Update. Advocacy Article #5, and Public Library Update     April 25, 2017 The Board of Directors of SLA Reminder of the Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Library Association   Thursday May 4, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wapiti Room, Elk...
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Apr
10
                   3rd in a Series of Articles Introducing Advocacy for the 2017 Conference April 7, 2017 Advocacy and the 2017 SLA Conference    Now is the summer of our discontent, made terrible winter by an unfortunate economic climate. Though now we must enter a new phase in our struggle to advance the cause of...
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Apr
7
                        Update for for SLA Members and Stakeholder RE:  Save Public Libraries Initiatives  April 6, 2017 SLA Board Commited to "Save Public Libraries"   SLA  believes that the cuts to public library budgets is an...
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Apr
7
Regina Public Library not requesting mill rate increase The Regina Public Library (RPL) Board of Directors will not approach Regina City Council to request a mill rate increase to supplement its 2017 budget. The decision was made Wednesday night. “We have significant budget challenges but our Board has decided that we will not be pursuing a mill rate change request,” Quinlan said. “Our customers are also feeling the effects of the recent budget and we don’t want to place any additional...
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Apr
7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Christopher Campbell Gardiner: Riddance To June 14, 2017 Dunlop Sherwood Gallery, 6121 Rochdale Boulevard Artist in Attendance: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Reception: Saturday, June 3, 1:00 pm Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach Riddance represents a shift in local artist Christopher Campbell Gardiner’s remarkably consistent, process-based, and deeply personal work. For nearly twenty-five years, Gardiner...
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Apr
4
MEDIA ADVISORY For immediate release: Thursday March 30, 2017 Library cuts astounding REGINA, SK — Members of the Friends of the Regina Public Library were astounded by the Saskatchewan government’s recent announcement of budget cuts to city and regional libraries. The cut to Regina Public Library was significant – about 3% of the budget. The cuts to the regional library systems will have a devastating impact on those libraries. What is most dismaying is the attitude of the...
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Apr
4
Regina Public Library is concerned about the effects of recent cuts to library funding in the province. The RPL Board of Directors continues to meet regarding specific impacts to RPL’s budget and its ability to deliver services to the public. “We are doing everything we can in the face of these cuts to minimize negative impact,” Sean Quinlan, Chair of the RPL Board of Directors, said. “We remain committed to RPL’s vision, which is to provide a dynamic hub of literacy, learning, curiosity...
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Apr
4
Cost-cutting forces closure of borders between libraries Effective immediately, electronic borders between Saskatchewan libraries are closing, meaning customers will no longer have access to the province-wide range of materials they’ve been using for decades. All Saskatchewan regional libraries and its two urban libraries issued statements this morning regarding this change. “With a single stroke of its red pen, the provincial government has closed the borders...
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Apr
4
PRESS RELEASE               April 4, 2017                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from Saskatchewan Information & Library Services (SILS) to Saskatchewan Residents on the Impact of the Provincial Budget Cuts                         Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, April 4, 2017:  Effective April 10, 2017, as a result of the budget cuts to Saskatchewan’s public libraries, a critical service that made all Saskatchewan public library materials available province-wide will be...
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Mar
28