Fonds F24 - Association of Saskatchewan Government Libraries fonds

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Association of Saskatchewan Government Libraries fonds

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  • 1971-1987 (Creation)

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40.0 cm of textual records

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The Saskatchewan Government Libraries Association was a non-profit organization established in June 1975 to foster communication between libraries within departments, agencies, and crown corporations of the Government of Saskatchewan. The organization changed its name to the Association of Saskatchewan Government Libraries (ASGL) in 1977 and was incorporated on February 9, 1977 under the provisions of the Societies Act. The executive included a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and editor.

The mandate of the ASGL was to assist member libraries in providing effective information and reference services to their users. The Association's objectives included assisting members in obtaining adequate staff, materials and facilities; establishing efficient methods of obtaining and cataloguing publications; coordinating planning objectives; and encouraging in-service training. The ASGL organized annual conferences and workshops, published a newsletter, conducted studies and surveys, and liaised with library organizations both within and outside Saskatchewan

At a meeting on May 30, 1985, the executive of the ASGL recommended the dissolution of the Association as a separate organization and encouraged members to join the Special Libraries Section of the Saskatchewan Library Association. The ASGL was dissolved on September 30, 1986.

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Hélène Stewart, former executive member of the Association, donated certain records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1991: R91-333 (December 10, 1991). Fraser Russell, former executive member of the Association, donated certain records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1993: R93-63 (February 26, 1993).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by executive members of the Association of Saskatchewan Government Libraries. The records date from 1971 to 1987.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes and agendas, reports, newsletters, news clippings, surveys and statistics, charts, financial records, and materials concerning government libraries in other provinces.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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SAFA 59 (old guide GR 548) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 548 (R-1452)

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