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Welcome to the BCLA Community-Led Interest Group!




The BCLA Community-Led Interest Group consists of a group of library professionals and students who are actively engaged or looking to learn more about the community-led service approach. The community-led philosophy consists of community consultation, needs assessments, metrics, and the ongoing monitoring of services and programs. We are all looking to connect and collaborate with community members to better support their needs. At its core the community-led model is about reducing or even eliminating barriers to library services and programs. Another key factor to the community-led approach is staff training and development.

Topics of interest

  • Development of Community-Led
  • Community Assessments
  • Community Resources (shared and/or otherwise)
  • Metrics
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Standards and Monitoring of Services
  • Stories to Share




Anne Bechard and Ariana Galeano (2018)


Executive members:


February 2018 – May 2019

  • Chair: Anne Bechard
  • Secretary: Heather De Forest

May 2019 – May 2021

  • Chair: Kelty Roberts
  • Secretary: Shideh Taleban

May 2021 – May 2023

  • Chair: Shideh Taleban
  • Secretary: Jessica Stol (May 2021 – Present)
  • Secretary: Emily Gow (May 2021 – April 2023)
  • Student Rep (May 2021 – May 2022): McKelle Hansen, UBC Representative


Join the Conversation

Check out what everyone is discussing over on the forum BCLA Community-Led Interest Group here. Must be a member of BCLA or a forum member to view & discuss.