SLA - Events and Updates for Mid-October, October 15, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017







  Saskatoon -Amigos - 806 Dufferin Ave,  

  Moose Jaw -Brown's Social House, 11 River St W  

  Coronach Public Library -Rustic Tavern,Coronach

  Dysart Public Library -Dysart Dugout on Main Street,  

  Avonlea -Blue Hills Motor Inn  

  Yorkton - Tapp's Brewing Company, 69 Broadway Street W

Please print the attached poster and post/distribute in your libraries, etc. 

Thank You! and Farewell!

On November 2, at the Regina SLA Happy Hour at Mr. Mike's (east) take the opportunity to say a warm "Thank You" and "Farewell" to SLA Executive Director Judy Nicholson, who is taking her well-earned retirement.


SLA Raffle opens on November 1, 2017   

Enter for your chance to win one of five prizes in the Saskatchewan Library Association Raffle!  Up for grabs are:


  •  a Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet,
  •  a Bose SoundLink Mini Wireless Speaker and
  •   one of three portable battery chargers. 

The raffle will start on November 1st, with the winners randomly drawn after 12:00  noon on December 8.  Proceeds go towards the One Book One Province project coming in March 2018. 

Watch for details in the November 1 issue of SLAte.


Culture Days final reports due 

Congratulations to everyone for great Culture Days events and activities!

The final reports on Culture Days projects funded by SLA and SaskCulture are due on November 17. Download report templates on the SLA website.


Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week -  Oct. 19 to 21

Library staff and justice stakeholders are invited to join the conversation on access to legal information during Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week and Saskatchewan Library Week.

There are various activities as shown below. Visit the SAJ website for details.

1.  The McKercher Lecture Series: How can your library help you access legal information?  Oct. 19, Morrison Central Library Theatre, Saskatoon

2.  Livestream the SALI Conference, Oct. 20-21

3.  Attend / Livestream the SALI Conference Keynote - Legal Information, Legal Advice, and Access to Justice - The Distinction as it is Understood in the United States, Lecture Theatre (Room 150), College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and online livestream, Oct. 20


National Network for Equitable Library Service

The Canadian Accessible Library System has opened its virtual doors to eligible readers from across Canada, no matter where they live, through their local public libraries and is now truly national.


To learn more, please visit the  website.



IFLA Global Vision: Voting Extended until October 16 

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has extended the deadline of the Global Vision online voting until Monday, October 16.

Explore how a connected library field can meet the challenges of the future. Six questions - each with 10 possible choices - will help create a worldwide library road map that will unite the library field and make it stronger in the face of ever-increasing globalization. This is our last chance to vote and have our say!

Vote here. Go here to vote.

A Survey for IFLA and LSN

IFLA and the Section on Library Service to People with Special Needs (LSN) need your help on a survey for the United Nations  to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities. You can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the survey below, and so show the unique value of libraries. We ask that the surveys be returned by 20 October, 2017.

The link to the survey is:

This project will result in a report to the UN General Assembly.  

If you have questions, please contact Nancy Bolt at  nancybolt@earthlink.netor  IFLA HQ.  Library Service to People with Special Needs Standing Committee  











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