SLA News Flash - July 17, 2017

Jul. 17, 2017
Events and Updates for Mid-July 
July 17, 2017
SLA Summer Social
SLA members are invited to gather for  summer socializing at the Fireside Bistro on July 19 in Regina from 5 to 7 p.m. This is also an opportunity to come out and say  So long and Thanks for all the Cataloguing to Gerry Burla, who takes up his new role as Legislative Librarian in Yellowknife, NT in August.
Call for Presenters - Gathering Strength: 
Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is partnering with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport to present Gathering Strength: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 in Regina from May 8-10, 2018. This is a national forum focused on building relationships, continuing dialog and working in cooperation towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing.
The Program Sub-Committee for the Forum is currently accepting applications for session presenters. They are looking for thought-provoking and engaging presenters and facilitators who can share wisdom from local, provincial and national levels. Session topics and presentations are to be well aligned with the Goals and Priorities within the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing. Applications are due end of day Friday, July 14, 2017
Access 2017 Library Technology Conference
The Saskatchewan Library Association will host its Access 2017 Library Technology Conference in Saskatoon on September 27-29 2017. The keynote speakers will be Dr. Kimberly Christen, the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program and the co-Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University and Nora Young, author and CBC broadcaster. Visit the conference website for more information. 
The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) invites individual SLA members to serve on the volunteer CFLA-FCAB Indigenous Matters Committee. This is the first step forward as the CFLA implements the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read more...
The deadline to put your name forward for the committee is
noon on July 20. Please contact SLA Executive Director, Judy Nicholson   for more information or to indicate your interest in being recommended for this committee. 
Cultural Appropriation: A Panel Discussion 
SaskCulture, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective, for an informative panel discussion on cultural appropriation featuring speakers from various artistic backgrounds like Trudy Stewart (film), Michelle LaValley (visual arts), Audrey Dreaver (heritage) and Janet Rogers (literary). 
The discussion will take place on July 26, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Regina Performing Arts Centre (1077 Angus St.). The event is free and open to the public.
Saskatchewan Library Week
Grant Application Open - Deadline August 15
Need help funding your SLW Program? The Saskatchewan Library Association is offering twenty five $250 grants to member libraries to help celebrate Saskatchewan Library Week (SLW).
2017 is SLA's 75th anniversary. Our theme this year is " Libraries Matter"" the anniversary and theme into your projects. Applications will be juried by members of the Program Committee and all decisions will be final. Applications available on the website.
Grants available for SLA members
The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) is pleased to offer a new $1,500 Anniversary Conference Grant.
SLA also offers Continuing Education grants to provide and support relevant educational opportunities for its members. 
The deadline for applications for both grants is August 15, 2017.
Maureen Woods Education Bursary
The SLA is pleased to accept applications for the Maureen Woods Education Bursary.  The bursary was established to promote the continued growth of professional librarianship in the province of Saskatchewan. SLA is offering a single bursary in the amount of $5,000.00. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2017.
   Note:  the online application is not open at this time.  
Summer Learning Opportunites with EI
The Education Institute offers a number of webinars that may be of interest to SLA members.  Space is limited, so enroll soon. Remember to indicate that you come from Saskatchewan or SLA. Check out what's coming up at the Education Institute.  Download the EI Summer Calendar
70 New Audiobooks for YA Readers!
Looking for audiobooks for teens with print disabilities? Anyone with  a vision, mobility, or comprehension impairment can access any or all   of the 70 new titles now available for download from the National Network for Equitable Library Service  collection. All 70 titles are recorded with human voices and are in  either DAISY or MP3 format. Some are purchased, and some were produced  by NNELS.   We hope your teen readers enjoy these books! 
Please contact us if you have any questions about how to access or use  books from the NNELS collection. Anyone with a print disability is  entitled to access them, and other people (including friends, family  members, or library staff) may download books on a reader's behalf. We  acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia  through the Ministry of Education, Libraries Branch. 

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