A New Year
Welcome to 2013! We hope you are looking forward to achieving your goals -- both personal and professional -- and meeting the inevitable challenges that lie ahead.
The BCLTA board of directors will be meeting later this month to review our strategic priorities for the year ahead on behalf of you, our members. Key among them will be a BCLTA advocacy plan, an upgrade to the Trustee Orientation Program along with new offerings in trustee education, and trustee-specific programming at the next BC library conference.
As always, we welcome your thoughts on how we are doing and how we can improve. Please feel free to contact us by email, mail, telephone, or on bclta.ca, Facebook or Twitter.
—Paul Tutsch, President, BCLTA
Results of the 2012 BCLTA Compensation Survey
In 2012, BCLTA -- with the support of the Libraries and Literacy Branch of the Ministry of Education -- developed the Beta version of an annual survey on the compensation of chief librarians in BC.
Basic salary results are now available to all library trustees:
» Member Services - Surveys/Research
Full results are available only to those library boards who completed the survey. If you would like more information on the Compensation survey or the results, please contact us.
BC BookWorld: Special Offer for Library Trustees
BCLTA has negotiated a preferential 2013 subscription rate from BC BookWorld for our individual member trustees. This introductory offer for new subscribers is $10 for the year -- $15 off the regular rate -- delivered right to your door!
Founded in 1987, BC BookWorld is Canada's largest-circulation, independent publication about books. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, send $10, your name and mailing address, and the name of your library board to:BC BookWorld Subscriptions3516 W. 13th Ave.Vancouver, BC V6R 2S3
Beyond Hope Conference
The Prince George Public Library is planning for the Beyond Hope Library Conference to be held in Prince George on June 9 - 11, 2013. The conference will host a Trustee Orientation Program session as well as other sessions and meetings of interest to library trustees.
The organizers ask your help to identify priorities for the scheduling and content of sessions of interest to you by filling out this brief survey by the end of January:
On December 6th and 7th, 2012, a sold-out gathering of international, provincial and local leaders in library innovation and community engagement took place to explore why and how libraries can be made more exciting, more relevant and more effective for the people that use it.
The "Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries" Summit videos and materials are now available on the Libraries and Literacy Commons site. Prepare to be inspired!
Trustee Education Opportunities This Month
Webinars of interest to library board trustees -- some of them free of charge -- are offered this month by several reputable providers.
You can improve your governance skills in the comfort of your own home, or register, project the web conference in your meeting room, and have a group learning experience with your board.
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