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Book Spine Poetry Contest

September 23 – November 1, 2023

Head to your local library or grab some books at home to make a poem using book spines! Take a photo and enter it in the Book Spine Poetry Contest for your chance to win a $100 Indigo gift card. Anyone ages five and up is welcome to enter!

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Bursaries Available for MLIS Students

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Bursaries Available for MLIS Students

SLA gives away two $5,000 bursaries to MLIS students each year: the Maureen Woods Education Bursary and the Indigenous Student MLIS Education Bursary.

Applications are now open!


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Learn About Membership with SLA

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Learn About Membership with SLA

SLA offers its members a wide range of benefits, including access to continuing education grants, program supports, and professional development opportunities. Learn how you can benefit from joining SLA!

Learn more about membership

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Book Spine Poetry Contest

Welcome to the Saskatchewan Library Association

The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) is a provincial, volunteer, non-profit, and charitable organization designed to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan and through libraries, the culture of the province.

SLA provides information, advocacy, awareness, education, membership benefits and cultural opportunities for library workers and the public at large through its general operations and programs.

SLA’s work and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10, the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Lakota, Nakota and Saulteaux peoples, and homeland of the Métis.


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Professional Development

SLA provides professional development opportunities to its members through continuing education grants, the annual Saskatchewan Libraries Conference, and webinars throughout the year.

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SLA gives a unified voice to Saskatchewan’s diverse library and information services community, and uses this voice to advocate on behalf of libraries and to raise awareness of the impact libraries have on our communities.

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SLA puts on a wide range of programs, including One Book One Province and Saskatchewan Library Week. Our goal is to give you tools to help you reach your library community more effectively.

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