BCLTA Staff

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    Barbara Kelly

    Executive Director

    Barbara has successfully used a community engagement approach for supporting the development of organizations and boards for over 25 years. She has worked for a variety of non-governmental agencies, businesses, and the public sector, including most recently for public libraries in Ontario, Saskatchewan and B.C.. She has extensive experience with strategic planning, facilitating community forums and dialogues, and with building strong stakeholder partnerships, communications, and participation.  She enjoys bringing people together to have conversations that matter and result in purposeful actions and desired outcomes. For her, BCLTA is the perfect place to do this work! 

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    Jan Thomas

    Administrative Assistant

    Jan has served as the administrative assistant for Heritage BC for more than 25 years, ably supporting this not-for-profit organization to deliver annual and regional conferences, annual general meetings, newsletters, website, and government advocacy activities to a province-wide membership.  BCLTA is lucky to have this BC native and her in-depth knowledge of association management at work for BC public libraries.