The 2017 BC Library Conference was held April 19-21 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The annual conference, organized by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA), provides an opportunity for members of the library community to connect and converse, discuss and debate. The three-day gathering was an opportunity for information professionals to learn, consider, and reflect on the philosophy, work, and services of libraries.
2017 Conference theme:
Seek. Spark. Ignite.
What gets you fired up? How do you know what to change, what to create, and what to let go? Creative tension can lead to breakthrough ideas in the library sector. Together, we can spark new solutions to the challenges we face, and light the path to future discoveries.
The conference theme is a timely call to action: be curious, take risks and explore the unknown. If you want to engage with people who ignite innovative change, join us at the 2017 BC Library Conference.
2018 BC Library Conference
Save the Date! The 2018 BC Library Conference is happening May 9th to 11th, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC!
- Thank you to all of our presenters for providing interesting, relevant, and thought-provoking sessions for members of the BC library community. This year, in lieu of speaker gifts, the BC Library Association is making a donation to the NGO Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). CJFE monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, CJFE promotes a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others’ free expression rights.
- Presenters – if you would like to share your slides or handouts on the Library Toolshed, click on How to Access the Library Toolshed
- Delegates – to view the participating presenters’ slides, visit the Library Toolshed
- The Conference Program is available online