Dolan Resource Centre
New Online Library Service
The SACL is
proud to announce a new service through its John Dolan Resource
Centre. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) will allow patrons
to search the extensive library holdings and place orders for materials,
To access OPAC,
you must become an online patron. Contact the Resource Centre librarian
to receive your user name and password. Contact: Lalita Martfeld
by phone (306) 955-3344, Extension 20 or by
email. Once you have your unique access information, go to http://188.8.131.52/library.
recognizes the generous sponsorship of this new service by the Provincial
Training Committee (PTC), made up of the following partners:
The PTC promotes competent, qualified, and valued support providers
and individuals with disabilities. It is committed to working together
to develop and deliver services and support based on full citizenship
and participation in the community.
is one of Canada's most extensive
lending libraries of its kind open to not only its own members,
but to the general public. The collection features resources on
intellectual and other disabilities, inclusion and all aspects of
community living. More than 5,000 items including books, reports,
video and audio materials, journals, training kits, and information
packages are available. A vast range of information is offered,
from archival materials to the most current resources available
including SACL-published materials.
A full-time librarian is on hand to assist patrons, and the Centre
(housed at the SACL head office in Saskatoon) has developed an excellent
reputation. Educators, students at all levels, various professionals,
families, volunteers and human services staff are regular patrons.
There is a constant and growing need for the most up-to-date resources
and for more resources accessible to people with limited literacy
The Resource Centre loans most materials free of charge. Some borrowing
fees apply to specific materials, and some are only available for
in-house viewing. As much advance notice as possible is requested;
return is expected promptly to avoid delays for other patrons. For
borrowing information, contact the Resource Centre librarian at
(306) 955-3344, fax (306) 373-3070 or email: [email protected].
Dr. John Dolan, 1915-1991
The Resource Centre is named in honour of one of the founding
parents of the Association.
John Dolan received an Honourary Doctor
of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan for his lifetime
of work for people with intellectual disabilities. Dolan began
his work in the mid-1950's when he and his wife Lena, after
adopting a child, Norma, who had a disability, called together
parents to develop services and create better acceptance of
their children with disabilities. Dr. Dolan served as executive
director of the Association from 1969-1981, and maintained his
interest and connections to the Association long after his retirement.