SLAte October 2017


Oct. 1, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
ISSN 2369-4939
Volume 3 Issue 10
October 1, 2017 
 
 
 
 
 
Letter from the President
 
Board News
 
Program News
 
Comings & Goings
 
FYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hello everyone, 
 
It's September 20 as I write this and yesterday Regina experienced its greatest single day rainfall in three months. It wasn't a torrential downpour but we desperately needed the moisture. I'd almost forgotten what it was like to have rain. 
 
On a more serious note, SLA's committees started meeting in September and some of the work will be guided by reviewing the association's programs. Determining how to measure their success and impact on SLA and its membership is important. The board's annual retreat at St. Peter's College, Muenster, SK August 27-28 included great discussions about prioritizing projects for the upcoming year. We also had a lot of fun socializing!
Read more 
 
Mark your calendar for Happy Hour on November 2, 2017!!
The 4th Annual Saskatchewan Libraries Happy Hour will be held on November 2, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at locations around the province. So far we have volunteer hosts from Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Dysart, Coronach, and Avonlea and a few pending.   So get behind the events in your community for library folks (staff, trustees, volunteers, stakeholders) and enjoy this opportunity to socialize, network, and perhaps develop some great ideas over a beverage (on your nickel) and appies.   Posters for the events and exact location will be out in the October 15 update - watch for it. For more information , contact. slaexdir@sasktel.net 
 
 
 
 
 
 
• Position opening:The Partnership is accepting applications for the  Editor-in-Chief position.This is a volunteer position for a 3-year term.Interested applicants should submit applications by November 3, 2017.
• The new edition of the Partnership Journal can be viewed online 
• A message from The Forest of Reading
 
 
Saskatchewan Library Week is October 15-21, 2017 and we have a number of graphics to help you in planning and illustrating the Libraries Matter Theme. You are free to use any of the graphics you will find here 
More will be added, including a web banner, as they become available.SLA is pleased to announce the successful applicants for SLW grants. The list of projects and locations is here .
 
October is also Canadian Library Month
 
The Partnership has also provided a link to the graphic materials for CLM.     
Upcoming deadlines:
• Culture Days final reports are due November 17, 2017. The report form is available as a PDF.  
 SLW final reports are due January 8, 2018. 
The report form is available as a PDF .  
• Now that the Performer Tours have been completed, please send your reports to Anne at the SLA office by October 31 at slaprograms@sasktel.net. We only need a brief summary of your tour activities, any receipts you have from the performers and any promo material you used.
 
 
From Lakeland Regional Library:
 
Lakeland Library Region is happy to welcome Richard Bee as the new Librarian for the North Battleford Library. He is from Manitoba and graduated with his masters from the University of Alberta. (Edmonton). When you get a chance, pop in and welcome Richard to North Battleford.
We also are bidding farewell to our departing Librarian
Amanda Foster, who will be missed by all the staff here - Thank you for all the hardwork and positive changes you brought to the North Battleford Library. 
 
    
 
 
• Alberta Library Conference: Call for Proposals The Alberta Library Conference planning committee is seeking voices from across the country for the 2018 Alberta Library Conference with the theme of Stand Up. ALC 2018 takes place in Jasper, Alberta from April 26-29, 2018. Submission deadline for proposals October 2, 2017. Read more about the conference and submit your proposal here.
• The Manitoba Libraries Association has issued a call for proposals. For more information please visit their website.
• Call for Submissions: Saskatchewan Book Awards 
Submissions are now open for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards! Books that were published by Saskatchewan authors or publishers on or after November 2, 2016 and no later than October 31, 2017 are eligible, except in the case of the Children's Literature Award, which is open to books that were published on or after November 2, 2015 and no later than October 31, 2017. Please consider applying online through our website at www.bookawards.sk.ca.
Be sure to read through the call for entries to determine your eligibility and begin planning your submission. If you have any questions, please contact the SBA office (director@bookawards.sk.ca, 306-569-1585).
Deadline: November 1, 2017.
• Call for Articles: LIS and Mental Health. More information can be found here
• Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA: Read the News Release here.
• Literacy is a gift that keeps giving
• The Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A special celebration will be held during Saskatchewan Library Week on Oct 16th, 2017 at 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Archer Library. All are welcome. For more information please contact Karen Wiome by email at karen.wiome@uregina.ca 
• Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has provided an update on LAC's implementation of OCLC's library management services:
1. A new library management system to share Canada's published documentary heritage 
2. Questions and answers for Canadian libraries in light of LAC's contract with OCLC
  
Join the U of R Press for the launch of Biblio Files: A History of the Regina Public Library with editors Susan Birley, Anne Campbell, and Jeannie Mah, and contributors! Presenters will discuss the RPL's many innovations over the past 100 years and the library's crucial role as an active community hub. Sat, Oct 28, 3-5 pm, Mezzanine Level, Regina Public Library Main Branch. All welcome, light refreshments served. For more information visit www.uofrpress.ca/events or phone 306-777-6000.
 
The Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A special celebration will be held during Saskatchewan Library Week on Oct 16th, 2017 at 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Archer Library. All are welcome. For more information please contact Karen Wiome by email at karen.wiome@uregina.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Saskatchewan Library Association
15-2010 7th Ave.
Regina, SK S4R 1C2
 
Phone: 306-780-9413 or 306-780-9409
Fax: 306-780-9447
Email:  slaexdir@sasktel.net or slaprograms@sasktel.net
Web:  saskla.ca
 
 
SLA reserves the right to change or edit any submission or to refuse publication in its entirety.
The deadline for receipt of submissions for SLAte is the 25th of each month. 
 
 
Everyone, Including Culture, Wins When You Buy Lottery Tickets
 The core funding that SLA receives through SaskCulture is part of the Lottery Trust where a percentage of every lottery ticket sold goes to support sport, culture and recreation groups within Saskatchewan. It appears that recent lottery sales are not meeting expectations, which will not have an immediate effect on SLA. However we encourage you to remind audiences and arts council members that buying lottery tickets benefits the entire community.  Saskatchewan Lotteries has also launched an app that you can download  in the App Store or Google Play. More information is available on the Saskatchewan Lotteries website.
 
   
 
 
The Saskatchewan Library Association gratefully acknowledges the support of our funding agencies.
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saskatchewan Library Association © 2014. All Rights 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 


 

 
 

 

ISSN 2369-4939
Volume 3 Issue 10

October 1, 2017
 

 

 

 

Letter from the President

Board News

Program News

Comings & Goings

FYI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Hello everyone,

 

It's September 20 as I write this and yesterday Regina experienced its greatest single day rainfall in three months. It wasn't a torrential downpour but we desperately needed the moisture. I'd almost forgotten what it was like to have rain.

 

On a more serious note, SLA's committees started meeting in September and some of the work will be guided by reviewing the association's programs. Determining how to measure their success and impact on SLA and its membership is important. The board's annual retreat at St. Peter's College, Muenster, SK August 27-28 included great discussions about prioritizing projects for the upcoming year. We also had a lot of fun socializing!

Read more

 

 

 

Mark your calendar for Happy Hour on November 2, 2017!!
The 4th Annual Saskatchewan Libraries Happy Hour will be held on November 2, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at locations around the province. So far we have volunteer hosts from Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Dysart, Coronach, and Avonlea and a few pending.   So get behind the events in your community for library folks (staff, trustees, volunteers, stakeholders) and enjoy this opportunity to socialize, network, and perhaps develop some great ideas over a beverage (on your nickel) and appies.   Posters for the events and exact location will be out in the October 15 update - watch for it. For more information , contact. slaexdir@sasktel.net

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  • Position opening:The Partnership is accepting applications for the  Editor-in-Chief position.This is a volunteer position for a 3-year term.Interested applicants should submit applications by November 3, 2017.
  • The new edition of the Partnership Journal can be viewed online
  • A message from The Forest of Reading
 

 

Saskatchewan Library Week is October 15-21, 2017 and we have a number of graphics to help you in planning and illustrating the Libraries Matter Theme. You are free to use any of the graphics you will find here

More will be added, including a web banner, as they become available.SLA is pleased to announce the successful applicants for SLW grants. The list of projects and locations is here .

October is also Canadian Library Month

 

The Partnership has also provided a link to the graphic materials for CLM.    

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Culture Days final reports are due November 17, 2017. The report form is available as a PDF
     SLW final reports are due January 8, 2018.

The report form is available as a PDF . 

  • Now that the Performer Tours have been completed, please send your reports to Anne at the SLA office by October 31 at slaprograms@sasktel.net. We only need a brief summary of your tour activities, any receipts you have from the performers and any promo material you used.
     
 

 

From Lakeland Regional Library:

 

Lakeland Library Region is happy to welcome Richard Bee as the new Librarian for the North Battleford Library. He is from Manitoba and graduated with his masters from the University of Alberta. (Edmonton). When you get a chance, pop in and welcome Richard to North Battleford.

We also are bidding farewell to our departing Librarian

Amanda Foster, who will be missed by all the staff here - Thank you for all the hardwork and positive changes you brought to the North Battleford Library.

 

   

 

 

 

  • Alberta Library Conference: Call for Proposals The Alberta Library Conference planning committee is seeking voices from across the country for the 2018 Alberta Library Conference with the theme of Stand Up. ALC 2018 takes place in Jasper, Alberta from April 26-29, 2018. Submission deadline for proposals October 2, 2017. Read more about the conference and submit your proposal here.
  • The Manitoba Libraries Association has issued a call for proposals. For more information please visit their website.
  • Call for Submissions: Saskatchewan Book Awards

Submissions are now open for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards! Books that were published by Saskatchewan authors or publishers on or after November 2, 2016 and no later than October 31, 2017 are eligible, except in the case of the Children's Literature Award, which is open to books that were published on or after November 2, 2015 and no later than October 31, 2017. Please consider applying online through our website at www.bookawards.sk.ca.
Be sure to read through the call for entries to determine your eligibility and begin planning your submission. If you have any questions, please contact the SBA office (director@bookawards.sk.ca, 306-569-1585).

Deadline: November 1, 2017.

  • Call for Articles: LIS and Mental Health. More information can be found here
  • Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA: Read the News Release here.
  • Literacy is a gift that keeps giving
  • The Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A special celebration will be held during Saskatchewan Library Week on Oct 16th, 2017 at 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Archer Library. All are welcome. For more information please contact Karen Wiome by email at karen.wiome@uregina.ca
  • Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has provided an update on LAC's implementation of OCLC's library management services:
  • A new library management system to share Canada's published documentary heritage
  • Questions and answers for Canadian libraries in light of LAC's contract with OCLC

Join the U of R Press for the launch of Biblio Files: A History of the Regina Public Library with editors Susan Birley, Anne Campbell, and Jeannie Mah, and contributors! Presenters will discuss the RPL's many innovations over the past 100 years and the library's crucial role as an active community hub. Sat, Oct 28, 3-5 pm, Mezzanine Level, Regina Public Library Main Branch. All welcome, light refreshments served. For more information visit www.uofrpress.ca/events or phone 306-777-6000.

 

The Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A special celebration will be held during Saskatchewan Library Week on Oct 16th, 2017 at 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Archer Library. All are welcome. For more information please contact Karen Wiome by email at karen.wiome@uregina.ca

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Saskatchewan Library Association

15-2010 7th Ave.

Regina, SK S4R 1C2

 

Phone: 306-780-9413 or 306-780-9409

Fax: 306-780-9447

Email:  slaexdir@sasktel.net or slaprograms@sasktel.net

Web:  saskla.ca

 

 

SLA reserves the right to change or edit any submission or to refuse publication in its entirety.

The deadline for receipt of submissions for SLAte is the 25th of each month.


 

Everyone, Including Culture, Wins When You Buy Lottery Tickets

 The core funding that SLA receives through SaskCulture is part of the Lottery Trust where a percentage of every lottery ticket sold goes to support sport, culture and recreation groups within Saskatchewan. It appears that recent lottery sales are not meeting expectations, which will not have an immediate effect on SLA. However we encourage you to remind audiences and arts council members that buying lottery tickets benefits the entire community.  Saskatchewan Lotteries has also launched an app that you can download  in the App Store or Google Play. More information is available on the Saskatchewan Lotteries website.

 

  

 

 

 

The Saskatchewan Library Association gratefully acknowledges the support of our funding agencies.

  

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 


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