BCLTA Bulletin

April 2014

We hope that spring has finally arrived in your community and with it, renewed energy in your library.  

We are including several reminders in your e-newsletter this month regarding deadlines for BCLTA training, board nominations, annual awards, and the annual conference.  

We look forward to your participation on all fronts!

Paul Tutsch


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In the News





A reminder of deadlines coming up soon:





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Trustee Training Opportunities

Webinar:  The Critical Role of the Board Chair
Offered by Vantage Point
May 5, 2014 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST

Cost:  $20 

As board chair do you wrestle with how to identify the right conversations for your meetings? Is maintaining role clarity between the executive director and board members a focus for you? Do you fret about getting the right people around the board table? The good news is you’re on the right track.

» more information and registration

Workshop:  Board Basics
Offered by Vantage Point at the Surrey Public Library
May 6, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $110

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles, responsibilities and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision. This workshop focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of operations and into the “big picture.”

» more information and registration



libraries in the news

In Bella Bella, a Library Reborn with the Gifts of Strangers

After a devastating fire, a remote community celebrates the return of its storied centre.

» read more

Maker Spaces and the Library

The authors of the article on page 11 of the most recent CLA Feliciter see many opportunities for libraries in the maker movement:  "We feel the same excitement about this that we felt when we first explored the Internet..."

» read more

28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries

The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.

» read more




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