1. Am I a BCLA Member?
To check your BCLA membership status, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Am I covered by an Institutional Membership?
BCLA offers two types of Institutional Membership: the Regular Institutional membership (costing $100 – $250 per year, depending on budget), and the two-person institutional membership (costing $190 – $340 per year). Ordinarily the Voting member for the membership is the person who uses the member pricing, but you may transfer the member pricing to another employee – please advise BCLA (email@example.com) if you are doing this.
A Regular Institutional membership allows your institution to send one person on a full registration at the member rate, OR two different people, each on a single-day registration at the member rate. If two different people are attending, they cannot share a full registration, and must purchase one Thursday only registration, and one Friday only registration (they are not covered to attend on the same day at the member rate).
A Two-person Institutional membership allows your institution to send two people at the member rate on any day. For example, you could send person A on a full registration at the member rate, and then you could send person B on a Thursday-only at the member rate, and person C on a Friday-only at the member rate. You are not able to share a full registration between person B and person C, and they can’t both attend on the same day.
Our institutional memberships do not cover more than two people at a time as our member surveys have indicated that our institutional members prefer a lower up-front / annual membership cost (associations where the membership covers all employees usually have membership costs far higher than our annual fee).
3. Am I covered by a BCLTA Membership?
If you are a Library Trustee in a BC Library, please complete your registration as a BCLTA Member.
4. Can multiple people share a registration?
No – due to insurance requirements and capacity limits, everyone who is attending needs to be registered under their own name for the day(s) they will be attending. Two people cannot share a full registration. Badges will be personalized and colour coded to indicate when they are valid. Please wear your badge the entire time; without it, you may be refused admittance to sessions and events.
5. How does our institution do a group registration?
You may register several participants at once (up to 4 at a time per category). To use this option, you must know the membership status and session selections for each participant. You will also need their preferred name (for their badge) and their e-mail address (for their confirmation).
If you prefer to have your participants register themselves, they can choose to pay by cheque and can forward the unpaid registrations to the appropriate department (BCLA can accept combined payments on one cheque), or BCLA can accept credit card payment by phone (registration must be completed online before we can take phone payments), or they can pay up front and be reimbursed by your institution.
6. Can I transfer a registration to someone else?
Registrations are not transferable. If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact BCLA in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 11. There is a $50 handling fee for cancellations.
7. What do I need in order to register?
Please have ready your member status, the sessions and events you wish to attend (see the program here), and the name (required) and institution (optional) you want us to print on your badge. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. An email address is required (you will receive a confirmation by email).
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8. Can I pay by cheque?
We prefer credit card payment if possible, but if you need to pay by cheque, please use these instructions: After selecting your registration type, select Show other payment options and then choose Pay offline. Complete all of the steps to register, and when you receive your confirmation, please print and mail a copy of your pdf ticket with your cheque. Please ensure that it arrives at BCLA by May 15.
9. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, (please ignore the instructions advising you to print it) but if you are paying by cheque (see above), please mail a copy of your pdf ticket with your cheque payment. If you wish, you may want to bring a copy of your sessions from your confirmation, but this is optional.
10. Where do I go to register?
Online registration is now closed. On site registration will be available May 20 – 22nd.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have other questions. email@example.com / 888-683-5354.