The Conference Program can be found here, the Schedule is here and documents relating to the annual meeting are here.
Libraries! Convergence Under Living Skies
begins May 1! The stage is set, the talent ready, the food prepared, and the library community from across the country is arriving in Regina at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Centre.
The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) and the Saskatchewan Libraries Conference Planning Committee are excited to welcome the board, presenters, and delegates fromCanadian Federation of Library Associations- Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) for the first National Forum and from the Canadian Academic Research Libraries (CARL) and Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC). Delegates from several organizations and from across the country will be converging on Tuesday night at the CFLA-FCAB Welcome Reception.
The 2018 Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture
Unfortunately, due to a sudden death in his family, Mohamed Famy has had to return to Egypt. We have been fortunate in securing
Dr. David Chalk as the Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecturer:
2018 Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture
Disruptive Innovation: The Truth about Man Vs Machines is Overdue!
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Capitol "A" Ballroom at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre, Regina
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Since the dawn of the computer back in the 50's, to being mainstream for business in the 60's to evolving into the hands of people in the 80's, we have all marveled at the abilities of the Machine. Twenty years ago, Clay Christianson coined the phrase "Disruptive Technology" because what has followed the rise of the Machine has been nothing short of a paradigm shift in how we work, communicate, live and learn.
Dr. David Chalk is a futurist with a 25 year history of accurately predicting the interaction of humans and machines. Awarded a Doctorate Degree in technology by the University of the Fraser Valley, David presents what audiences need to know to succeed in business, technology and life.
As an expert on technology and disruptive innovation, David has been called upon by Stanford University and Microsoft to Homeland Security for his knowledge and consultation. Back when Windows was being introduced to the market, Bill Gates asked David to speak on his behalf to explain the software when he was unavailable. David has worked in Artificial Intelligence at the highest levels and can unconditionally confirm that humans will always triumph over machine and why.
The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) established the Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture Series in May 1967 to honour the memory of Mary Donaldson, who was Saskatchewan's first Provincial Librarian from 1951 until her death in 1966. The lectures are given annually by leaders in library and information science or related fields. While the lectures are designed primarily for library workers in the province, they are open to the public in the belief that library trustees and friends of the libraries will also find them thought-provoking and challenging.
The lecture will take place in the Capitol "A" Ballroom at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, May 2nd from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The 2018 Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture is sponsored by Regina Public Library and Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina.