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BC Library Conference 2020: Libraries, Democracy, and Action

BCLA Summer Conference

BCLA Summer Conference

h3>Welcome to the 2020 BC Library Associations’ Summer Conference!

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With such an amazing program of speakers and topics lined up for the 2020 BC Library Conference, we knew we wanted to find a way for our presenters to still be able to share their work and their ideas. We are calling this virtual series: The Conversation Continues. It is our hope that by making these presentations available, we continue to contribute to the professional development opportunities for our library community, and the conversation does indeed continue. Thank you to all our presenters who were able to commit the time and effort to transforming their presentations into an online format.


We have scheduled a number of upcoming live webinarsIf you would like to attend these sessions live, please register at the links below. We will continue to add recorded sessions here as they become available.


Available Recorded Sessions

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Building an effective strategic communications strategy for library initiatives
Presenters: Michelle Blackwell & Wendy Traas




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The Roots of Reading
Presenter: Jen Streckman




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The Community Scholars Program
Presenters: Dana McFarland, Kate Shuttleworth, Kealin McCabe, Shane Neifer



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Cataloguing is NOT Neutral
Presenters: Emily Sugerman, Maryann Kempthorne, Antonio Muñoz Gómez, May Chan



Upcoming Live Sessions

We have scheduled a number of upcoming live webinarsIf you would like to attend these sessions live, please register at the links below. Recording of the presentations will be made available as well if you are not able to attend.

Navigating the Climate Crisis: Creating Hope in a Time of Uncertainty
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 11:00 am
Presenters: Helen L. Brown, Dr. Lisa P. Nathan, David Boudinot, Allison Richardson, Sally Taylor
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Computational thinking for everyone: How the Library brought the Carpentries to the University of Toronto
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 11:00 am
Presenters: May Chan, Jordan Pedersen
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Recent Canadian and International Copyright Developments and the Impact on Libraries
Date: Thursday, June 11, 10:00 am
Presenters: Donald Taylor, Christina de Castell
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Student Government, Advocacy, and Library Work
Date: Tuesday, June 16th, 11:00 am
Presenters: Victoria Gomez, Katharine Sedivy-Haley, Peter Musser, Tarique Benbow
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BCLA is privileged to have our office and be presenting the 2020 Summer Conference in the City of Vancouver  which is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəyəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.