BCLA invites applications for our BC Library Conference Scholarships. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, February 21 (11:59 PM). These awards are a great opportunity for people who need some additional support in order to attend the BC Library Conference.


This award is named in honour of Alice Bacon, who for many years organized and lobbied for improved continuing education opportunities for members of the BC library community. The Alice Bacon Professional Development Award is intended to help individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the BC Library Conference due to limited funds, and covers the cost of a full basic conference registration.

We look forward to hearing from those of you who may not have had an opportunity to attend many conferences in the past, as well as from people who would like an opportunity to expand their professional education.


This award is named in honour of Dr. Ken Haycock, who is a luminary in the provincial and national library sector. The Ken Haycock Student Conference Award is intended to encourage leadership and professional activity among students by providing full basic conference registration for the award recipient. This is a valuable opportunity for MLIS students to engage with members of the BC library community and network with individuals who may be crucial to future career aspirations. Applicants need to be a member of BCLA and a BC resident enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program at the time of the application. The application process includes submitting a statement detailing potential benefits of attending the conference and BCLA involvement. To be eligible the applicant agrees to contribute to the conference as a volunteer, as required.

We also wish to thank the donors who make these awards possible, for your commitment to professional development and to supporting others in their learning and growth.