Meeting with the Minister
Representatives of the BCLTA, BCLA, ABCPLD and BC Libraries Co-op met once again with the Minister of Education during the recent Union of BC Municipalities convention in Whistler.
Minister Fassbender reiterated a commitment to status quo funding levels for public libraries -- $14 million per year -- for the next three years. He also confirmed that a decision about the Libraries Branch Director position will be made by the end of the calendar year.
Photo l to r: BC Libraries Co-op ED Ben Hyman, ABCPLD President Stephanie Hall, Minister Peter Fassbender, BCLTA Director Lisa Cameron, BCLA President Heather Buzzell, Acting Libraries Branch Director Beverley Shaw.