Congratulations to the SLA Award winners. Neither were able to be present at the SLA conference.
SLA Frances Morrison Award
Photo Credit: Kate-Lee Nolan
Ruth Barker was presented the award at a South East Regional Library staff workshop on September 25, 2017. Michael Shires and Judy Nicholson attended to present the award and to provide a brief presentation to the staff about SLA, the benefits of membership, and a tour of the resources available on the website. Read more about Ruth and her contributions to library services in Saskatchewan. Ruth forwarded this comment, "Thank you to both you and Michael for coming to Weyburn and sharing about SLA as well as the award presentation. I feel very honoured and I thank you and the SLA committee for all of the work you do."
SLA Honourary Life Membership
Audrey Mark was selected as the Honourary Life Membership recipient for her contributions to SLA over the years as a member of the association. Read more about Audrey and her contributions, and her letter of thanks.
Call for Nominee as CFLA-FCAB Prairie Province Representative
The Federation's Nominations Committee (NC) is currently seeking the SLA nomination for the 2018 CFLA-FCAB Board of Directors. The Federation's Board of Directors will be elected by the Members at the annual general meeting (AGM) on January 31, 2018. The nominee is eligible to stand for election on January 31, 2018 to begin a 2 year term as a Director of the Corporation. Read the Call
Eligibility: According to SLA's Terms of Reference [see website] to be eligible the nominee needs to:
- be an individual member in good standing in SLA;
- have significant knowledge of the work and issues related to SLA
- have library experience,
- meet the nomination criteria as set out in Article 32 of CFLA-FCAB bylaws
- be available for all CFLA-FCAB board meetings and possibly some ad hoc committee meetings
- be able to provide reports as required on a regular basis
- be available for SLA and MLA AGMs
To be nominated please submit the following Nomination Form (both sides) and forward to the SLA Executive Director no later than November 17, 2017. You will be notified within the week if you name has been endorsed by the Board of Directors Selection committee.
Great Prizes!!! Supports One Book One Province project!
Enter for your chance to win one of five prizes in the Saskatchewan Library Association Raffle! Up for grabs is:
- a Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet,
- a Bose SoundLink Mini Wireless Speaker and
- one of three portable battery chargers.
The raffle will opens on November 1st, 2017, and closes at noon on Friday, December 8, 2017. Winners will be randomly drawn after noon on December 8, 2017, as soon as all entries are confirmed. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.
Anyone who purchases at least two tickets and shares on Facebook (Saskatchewan Library Association) or Twitter (@Sklibrary) tagging the raffle #sasklaraffle will receive a complimentary entry*.
Proceeds go towards 'One Book One Province 2018'.
Review the Contest Rules and enter the online raffle
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.
Regina: Mr. Mike's (east) - Prince of Wales Drive
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