On behalf of the Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA), I invite you to participate in the Saskatchewan Libraries Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 90 22 St E., Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, May 2nd to Friday, May 3rd, 2019.
The theme for the Saskatchewan Libraries 2019 conference is Libraries Transform! which represents the transformative influence of libraries. As resources for lifelong learning, libraries transform lives, empower people and strengthen communities through diverse educational, cultural and leisure experiences. Sessions will contribute to this conversation by sharing how libraries are transforming communities, library spaces, and their roles. The conference will offer a range of sessions that will be of interest to libraries of all types and all sizes in all sectors.
On May 1st, we will be hosting a full day pre-conference service design workshop hosted by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus. On May 2nd and 3rd, the Saskatchewan Libraries Conference will be in full swing. Highlights include an opening keynote, the annual Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture and a closing keynote. In addition to the featured speakers, we are offering a research stream for the first time and it will be highlighted in the conference program. Speakers in this stream will focus their presentations on conducting, consulting, and
using research as a key aspect of their work. Libraries in all sectors benefit from incorporating research evidence into day-to-day practice.
The annual Saskatchewan Libraries Conference draws together information professionals throughout the province. Once again, the conference will offer exhibitors the opportunity to discuss their products and services with key people from a wide variety of organizations. SLA encourages you to register as soon as possible.
The Exhibit Hall will be open on Thursday, May 2nd for the entire day. Benefits for the exhibitors include:
• Complimentary meal package for the day for one exhibitor (Breakfast and Lunch)
• Opportunity to participate in Lightning Rounds following breakfast on Thursday May 2nd
• Exhibitor social on Thursday May 2nd with delegates in the Exhibit Hall as well as prize draws
This prospectus also includes a section that provides details on the Conference Sponsorship Program.
Advertising options are provided to enhance your participation in the conference. Included in this package is a combined Exhibitor, Advertising & Sponsor Application Form. Applications can also be submitted via the online web form.
For ongoing conference updates, visit the SLA website (https://saskla.ca/programs/2019-conference) or follow us on Twitter at #sasklaconf2019 or Facebook at Saskatchewan Library Association.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the 2019 Saskatchewan Libraries Conference. We look forward to meeting with new exhibitors and sponsors, and renewing acquaintances with those who join us each year. We hope that the 2019 conference exhibitors experience will be as valuable for you as it will be for us.
Dorothea Warren Executive Director, SLA