BCLTA Bulletin

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For the upcoming BCLTA Conference and Annual General Meeting - please register on or before May 8, 2015.

This year's BCLTA conference is entitled "Relationships in Governance: Common Ground, Common Purpose" and it is going to be interesting, interactive and very informative.  We hope you can make it!

The Trustee Training Sessions will take place on Friday, May 22 at the Richmond Public Library.

The Awards and Welcome Reception are Friday 5-7pm at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.

And then the Conference and AGM are Saturday, May 23 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond starting at 9:00am.  There will be 3 great learning sessions for trustees, along with an address from BC Libraries Branch, the BCLTA AGM and a trustee roundtable to meet your colleagues from around the province.

Hope to see you there!

More information on the conference program » 

Register for the conference » 


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Nominations from the floor: BCLTA Board

This year, there are six director positions, two-year terms, and one director position, one-tear term available.  To read about the candidates who have put their names forward click here.

One nomination was received by deadline and four BCLTA directors have put their names forward to run for re-election, leaving two director positions unfilled.

We encourage you to nominate one of your hard-working colleagues from the AGM floor (with their permission of course!)

We are looking for trustees who ideally have another 3-5 years of eligibility on their local library board, are interested in learning how other library boards operate, and enjoy working with like-minded trustees to advocate on behalf of the provinces trustees and libraries.

Read about the 2015 BCLTA Board Candidates here »

Roles and responsibilities of a BCLTA board member » 




Annual General Meeting and Voting by Proxy

If you cannot make the 2015 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 23, you can appoint another library member in good standing who will be attending, to vote for you/your library. 

A proxy voting form is available below, please submit on or before May 21, 2015.

2015 Proxy Voting Form »





Trustee Education Program (TOP)

The Trustee Orientation Program (TOP) is an informative, interactive workshop offering a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of library trustees in British Columbia. The program is driven by experienced trainers who deliver sessions throughout BC. 

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a TOP session in your community.

The following sessions have been confirmed for 2015 so far, and are open for registration:

  • May 22 (Richmond Public Library - Brighouse (Main Branch) - part of 2015 BCLTA Conference
  • May 30 (Cranbrook Public Library)
  • May 30 (Sechelt in the Seaview Centre)
  • May 31 (Prince George Civic Centre) - part of Beyond Hope Conference in Prince George

We are grateful to the Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education, whose financial support has allowed us to keep registration costs as low as possible.

register for a TOP session »
more information about TOP »





BC Libraries in the News

The End of Fines?  For some libraries it’s a leap of lost revenue, for others, like the Grand Forks Public Library, it’s a lot of gained patrons. Read more on page 3 »

Making noise in the Vancouver Public Library? VPL card holders to be able to book inspiration lab space for their not-so-silent creative energies at the public library.  Read more »

2015 BCLTA Conference & Session speaker: Maureen Sawa, also the Head Librarian for the Greater Victoria Public Library, received the United Way of Greater Victoria Award for Collaboration and Partnership.  Our congrats to Maureen!  Watch more »  

Do you have an interesting story about your library?  Please let us know! Send your library news tips here




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