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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday season.
December was fairly quiet for the BCLTA board, except that we accomplished one very important thing – the hiring of our new Executive Director. We had many good applicants but there was one who really stood out – so we hired her!
I am so pleased to welcome Barbara Kelly, who joined us January 4th. Barb has extensive experience in board governance, building partnerships, community engagement, and business management (and lots more). Much of that experience has been gained working with libraries large and small across Canada. Barb has a Master of Library and Information Services from UBC, and more recently earned an MBA from Royal Roads.
Barb’s MBA thesis topic was: Public Library Trustee Recruitment and Development: Outcomes-Based Approaches and Strategies for Stronger Public Libraries. How perfect is that! Barb has a genuine enthusiasm for trustees and their role in building resilient and inspiring libraries and communities.
We’re all looking forward to an exciting and productive time with Barb at the helm.
Going forward, we’ve decided to send the Bulletin in the second week of each month. So please look for it in your inbox, and if you are receiving it for your board of trustees, please ensure you forward it to them. It only takes a click!
Wishing you the best for 2016.