British Columbia Library Association

Board Nominations & Elections

The 2021 Call for Nominations is now open. The BCLA Board seeks nominations for the following positions:



In past years the composition and work of the Nominations Committee were outlined in the BCLA Bylaws. Changes to BCLA Bylaws, determined by the new Societies Act in November 2018, mean that the process and procedure for providing members with a slate of candidates for Boards positions is now being reviewed by the Board to determine a BCLA policy.

Nominations Committee Members 2021

Pia Russell
Adam Farrell
Allison Sullivan
Todd Mundle
Anne O’Shea
Chris Middlemass
Annette DeFaveri (ex officio)

A strong Board of Directors, committed to the goals of the Association’s Strategic Plan, is essential for the growth and stability of the Association. In considering potential candidates, the Committee looks closely at Board work for the coming year as well as at people’s previous engagement with and contributions to the Association. We look specifically for potential Board members who are excited to contribute to the Association and who prioritize both the BCLA’s Strategic Plan and core values.






In accordance with past practice, the BCLA Board of Directors and Nominations Committee announcement of  an election slate of candidates is an opportunity to call for additional nominations for the BCLA Board.

A nominee must be a member of BCLA and be nominated by three other members of the Association. Should there be additional candidates, BCLA will quickly mount an election.

If you are interested in BCLA Board Positions, the Nominations Committee suggests that you contact BCLA Executive Director, Annette DeFaveri (, for additional information.