BCLTA Bulletin

September 2014

Welcome back to the library boards and trustees who took a well-deserved break over the summer.  We've got lots of news and events to share with you in this issue.

As always, we ask that you forward this email to each of your board members.  If you experience formatting problems, a PDF of the e-newsletter is attached to this email; additionally, every issue is available on our website in the "What's New" section, or find it directly at http://bclta.ca/bclta-bulletin.

Paul Tutsch


In this issue:

Provincial Budget 

Annual Report

In the News

Free Webinars

Member News


Provincial government

Advocacy Opportunity for BC Library Boards

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services -- a bi-partisan body empowered to hold province-wide public consultations and make recommendations on the next provincial budget -- is once again holding hearings throughout the province. The Committee’s annual budget consultations provide a unique opportunity for library boards to present ideas on next year's provincial budget.

Your board can participate by making a written submission, completing an on-line survey or presenting at a community public hearing.  The deadline for all public input is Friday, October 17, 2014.

How to participate and sample speaking notes »





2013-14 Annual Report

The BCLTA 2013-14 Annual Report is ready for viewing as an e-magazine!

We are proud of the many accomplishments and service improvements we have achieved for our member boards over the past year.  This report features some of them, along with photos of our members in action.

If you would prefer to be mailed a hard copy of the annual report, please contact us.

Find the Annual Report »



In the news

Libraries of the Techno-Future

Derek Quenneville, the Toronto Public Library’s first innovator-in-residence, has come away from the experience with a renewed enthusiasm for libraries and a firm belief in their evolving role as centres of culture, collaboration and creative expression. 

What's New »



Free Library Courses and Webinars

This summer, WebJunction announced the creation of a new course catalogue containing library-specific self-paced courses and webinars available for free to everyone.  Topics of interest to library trustees include advocacyfundraising, and marketing for libraries, among many others.

Events »



member news

Surrey Libraries Releases 2014 Literacy Day Report

Surrey Libraries released their Literacy Day Report for 2014 on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8.  The report focuses on the work public libraries do in Surrey -- as they do in libraries across the province -- to help reduce the ‘digital divide’. 

What's New »


Surrey City Centre Branch

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