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BC Library Conference 2016

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC,
May 11-13, 2016

Volunteers + Convenors

The BC Library Conference is a great opportunity to volunteer, and in return attend conference sessions! Don’t miss the chance to meet new people, network with the library community, catch-up with old friends, and contribute to your Association!

If you are interested in volunteering, we are excited to hear from you. Volunteer positions include Session Convenors, Registration Desk, Conference Office Assistants, and help directing delegates to rooms and events. Please read the below, then complete the volunteer form, selecting the areas that interest you. If you have any questions that are not answered in the below, please email

Please note, this is a volunteer opportunity for BCLA Members!  If you are not sure that you are a member, please email

Session Convenor Opportunities

Session Convenors are an important and essential part of the BC Library Conference! In return for volunteering, Convenors receive a full day conference registration on the day they are not convening.

Session Convenor’s responsibilities include meeting and greeting the session speakers, welcoming attendees and introducing the session and speakers (using the material provided), recognizing sponsors if applicable, ensuring that the session begins and ends on time, and thanking the speakers. Convenors are responsible for convening 4 sessions during the day, all at one location.

If you are interested in being a Session Convenor let us know if you have experience introducing programs and are comfortable in such a role.

Volunteer Opportunities

On Wednesday, May 11th volunteers will be needed from 3 pm to 6 pm. At 6 pm those volunteers are invited to stay and attend the opening Keynote by Cory Doctorow and attend the following reception.

On Thursday and Friday, May 12th and May 13th, volunteers are needed for 4 hour shifts in the morning and afternoon. Volunteers are invited to attend conference sessions and events for the other half of the day they are volunteering. When you submit your name please let us know what volunteer shifts work best for you. We are also interested in hearing about any experience you have had with conferences or related work and how comfortable you are meeting and greeting the public.

Please use the volunteer form to indicate your interest, and please complete the form by April 1, 2016.

We will contact volunteers before April 8, 2016 to let you know about the available opportunity and designate the volunteer shift. The email will come from Jennifer Cowden,