SLA News Flash - April 25, 2017
Apr. 25, 2017
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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 Ridge Resort, Waskesiu Lake, SK
Please find the pertinent documents listed below and on the AGM page on the SLA website.
Registration for the AGM between 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. during the breakfast.
Institutional members must submit changes to the voting delegate to the SLA office prior to the conference. firstname.lastname@example.org
Resolutions must be submitted to the Resolutions Committee before the beginning of the AGM. Guidelines and forms available on the website and also at AGM Registration.
Annual Report with Audited Financial Statement
Questions? contact Judy Nicholson email@example.com
Advocacy Background Series Article #5:
Preparing for the Advocacy Training Session at the 2017 Conference
If you were asked to could you stand in front of the folks your library serves and talk to them about their community, their aspirations and concerns? Would they agree with you? When is the last time you had an intentional conversation with community members about their aspirations and concerns? When is the last time that you adjusted your service to support those aspirations and concerns? Read more...
Find the full set of articles and the tools and templates on the website at: http://saskla.ca/advocacy/advocacy-articles-series
Thanks to the Advocacy Committee for the series of articles and the preparation of a session for the conference to support the everyday, ongoing public education so that people know what libraries do and why they matter.
Government Restores Public Library FundingWhile this story continues, SLA board and staff appreciate the move on the part of the government to reverse its previous decision and to take time for consultation to create a plan to move forward. We will continue to be vigilante and to support adequate, sustainable funding to maintain a high quality of library service for the province. More information will be available in the upcoming newsletter and in the weeks to come. The experience of the library community pulling together to protest these cuts is an advocacy effort to be applauded.