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2014 BCLA Conference

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC March 31 to April 2, 2014

Library Showcase and Lounge

Generously sponsored by: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

This is something new for the 2014 BC Library Conference!

We heard from delegates at previous conferences that having a lounge area where people can meet up and talk would be a comfortable and convenient addition to the conference experience. At the same time we know that many libraries are doing interesting and innovative work that they want to share and would appreciate space to “strut their stuff.” With this in mind the 2014 BC Library Conference is holding a Library Showcase and Lounge on Wednesday April 2nd from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

We would like to invite BC Libraries as well as BCLA’s Sections, Committees, and Interest Groups to showcase their programs and features at this event.

We have space for 20 tables for the Showcase. Each participant receives a 6ft rectangular table and 2 chairs. After that creativity reigns! How you want to decorate, display or promote your Library, your Interest Group, Committee or Section, is up to you! We see this space as an opportunity to do more than put out pamphlets and hope you do as well.

*This event is not the Trade Show, and is not open to commercial vendors or service providers*

Location: Harbourside Ballroom #3

Schedule For Wednesday:

8:30 am Library Showcase and Lounge open (sessions start at 8:45 am)

9:30 – 10:00am Coffee Break in Ballroom Foyer

12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break (no lunch provided) – delegates are welcome to bring their lunches into the ballroom.

2:45 – 3:00 pm Coffee Break in Ballroom Foyer right before Arundhati Roy’s keynote address

3:00 pm Library Showcase and Lounge closes

Stop by and visit with our Participants:

The Young Readers Choice Awards Society

3H Craftworks

BCLA Readers’ Advisory Interest Group

BCLA LGBTQ Interest Group

BCLA Public Librarian’s Interest Group

Libraries and Literacy

BCLA Academic Librarians in Public Service

BCLA Young Adults and Children’s Section

BCLA Mentorship Committee

Please contact Shannon Stumph at with any questions about the Library Showcase and Lounge!