2025 BC Library Conference

See you in Nanaimo in 2025!


May 7-9, 2025


Vancouver Island Convention Centre


Territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, in Nanaimo.

Past Conferences

The annual BC Library Conference creates a space for discussion and debate, conversation and connecting with colleagues. It provides opportunities to learn, consider, and reflect on the philosophy, work, and services of libraries. We want the outcome of every conference to be stronger institutions and stronger individuals.

Conference 2024

2024 BC Library Conference April 24-25, 2024 Commitment Courage Community

Conference 2023

BC Library Conference graphic 2013

Conference 2022

BC Library Conference graphic 2022

Conference 2021

BC Library Conference graphic 2022

Conference 2020

2020 Conference

Conference 2019

2019 Bc Library Conference Icon

Conference 2018

Cover of program from 2018 BC Library. Conference. Title reads: Work + Culture, Defining our values. May 9-11, 2018. Includs decorative image of a group of people.

Conference 2017

2017 graphic

Conference 2016

2016 Conference

Conference 2015

2015 Conference

Conference 2014

2014 Conference

Conference 2013

BC Library Conference graphic 2013

Conference 2012

BC Library Conference graphic 2012

Conference 2011

Decorative image for 2011 BC Library Conference.

Conference 2010

Graphic with text "British Columbia Library Conference Seriously Entertaining: Learning through fun and games April 22-24, 2010 Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Pentiction, BC"

Conference 2009

Graphic with text "2009 BC Library Conference Be Curious: Think, Share, Discover April 16-18, 2009 Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby, BC"

Conference 2008

Graphic with text "Off the Shelf & Out of the Box: Creativity in Libraries 2008 BC Library Conference April 17-19 Richmond, BC"

Conference 2007

Graphic with text "Beyond 20/20 Envisioning the Future 2007 BC Library Conference April 19-21,2007 Burnaby, BC"

Conference 2006

Graphic with text "Sharing a Vision: The Power of Collaboration 2006 BC Library Conference April 20-22,2006 Burnaby, BC"

Conference 2005

Graphic with text "From Scrolls to eBooks the story continues... 2005 Annual BC Library Conference April 21-23,2005 Burnaby, BC"

Conference 2004

Graphic with text "Celebrating Our Community: Sharing Our Values - Sharing Our Value (2004 Joint Conference: BCLA with CLA) June 16-19, 2004"

Conference 2003

Graphic with text "Hot Ideas! 2003 Annual Conference May 29-31, 2003 Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Logos for British Colmbia Library Asssocation and British Columbia Library Trustees Association"

Conference 2002

Graphic with text "Trek to Technology 2002 British Colmbia Library Association Annual Conference May 9-11, 2002"

Conference 2001

Graphic with text "A Learning Odyseey 2001 British Colmbia Library Association Annual Conference April 19-21, 2001"

Conference 2000

Graphic with text "Celebrating Excellence 2000 British Colmbia Library Association Annual Conference May 24-27, 2000"

1999   Imagination in Action (Richmond)
Keynote: Kaycee Hale

1998   Joint
Keynote: John Ralston Saul

1997   Vital Connections: Libraries & Communities (Surrey)
Keynote: Rex Murphy

1996   Ensuring Our Future: Libraries Working Together  (Whistler)
Keynote: Roch Carrier

1995   Putting People First (Victoria)
Keynote: Elizabeth Marinez

1994   Joint with CLA (Vancouver)

1993   Bridging the Gap (Pentiction)
Keynote: Herbert S. White

1992   Making the Connection (Whistler)
Keynote: Ray Spaxman

1991   In the Human Cause (Vancouver)
Keynote: Ursula Franklin

1990   Working in Interesting Times (Victoria)
Keynote: Alan Borovoy

1989   Building Linkages (Penticton)
Keynotes: Margaret Chisholm, Sharon Wood