BCLTA Bulletin
 

 

Welcome!

We hope you enjoy this first edition of the refreshed BCLTA Bulletin.

This communication piece is intended to keep you informed of events and developments in the public library community that we hope are of interest to you. It will continue to evolve as we link everything later this month to our redesigned website, where you will find much more news and resources to support your vital role as a public library trustee.

As with all BCLTA communication, we ask that each trustee on your board is provided with a copy.  We would love to hear your thoughts on the new Bulletin and any suggestions you might have for content. Contact us at admin@bclta.org.

—Paul Tutsch, President, BCLTA

 OCTOBER 2, 2012

CANADIAN LIBRARY MONTH

THE FUTURE OF LIBRARIES AND CITIES

GIBSON'S SEARCH
FOR A CEO

LIBRARY GOVERNANCE RESOURCES ONLINE 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October is Canadian Library Month

Canada’s libraries foster connections between people, ideas, communities, and information. In October, these connections will be celebrated during Canadian (and BC) Library Month. The theme, “Libraries Connect,” highlights how libraries enable people to connect with others, foster the development of ideas, and promote the growth of strong communities.

Canadian Library Month provides an opportunity to celebrate libraries across Canada and the important contributions they make to Canadian life. For 2012 resources including the press release, declaration, backgrounder and ideas to help prepare your library for this year's celebration, visit the CLM website:

» www.cla.ca


LIBRARIES CONNECT
WWW.CLA.CA

EVENTS: OcTOBER 23, 2012

The Future of Libraries and Cities

Will libraries become obsolete or do they have a future? What major shifts are shaping the future of cities? Can libraries and cities work together to prepare for the future? How?

In this one-day conference sponsored by the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) and featuring Google Futurist Thomas Frey, participants will actively learn and stretch their imaginations while examining these questions.

Click here for more information about this exciting event:

» www.fvrlevents.com


FUTURIST
THOMAS FREY

BOARD FOCUS

Gibsons Board of Trustees' CEO Search

The Gibsons and District Public Library Board has concluded a successful search for a new chief librarian, appointing Tracey Therrien to the position starting at the beginning of October.

As a small Public Library Association with no HR or support staff, the task at first blush seemed daunting. “We decided to hire a search consultant to help us through the process,” says Board Chair Donna McMahon. “This decision definitely streamlined the workload for the board; it also allowed for an objective evaluation of all applications, including internal ones.”

Despite hiring a consultant to do the heavy lifting, hiring a new CL still involved a lot of work for the board, according to Donna. But the commitment paid off: "I knew going into it that this was the single most important thing that any library board does, but I hadn’t realized that it would be such a tremendous team-building exercise, both for board members, and for building stronger relationships between the board and staff.”

Donna McMahon is happy to speak to other library trustees about the Gibsons CEO search; you can contact her directly at donna@donnamcmahon.ca


GIBSONS & DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY

GOVERNANCE

Resource Materials Now Available

The BCLTA receives many requests every year for advice on a number of governance issues. The West Vancouver Memorial Library Board has kindly agreed to allow us to share the materials they have produced to support their own activities. The documents include Recommendations to Council for New Trustees; Library Board Self-Evaluation Survey; Library Board Evaluation of Director's Performance; and Library Board Conflict of Interest Policy, among others.

You can access all of the information on our website:

» www.bclta.org/wvml.html


 

 

Watch for the launch of the new BCLTA.ca website coming soon!

 

   

© 2018 BCLTA.CA      BC LIBRARY TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION      ADMIN@BCLTA.CA    604-913-1424    1-888-206-1245