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

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Conference 2020

2020 Conference

Conference 2019

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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

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Conference 2016

2016 Conference

Conference 2015

2015 Conference

Conference 2014

2014 Conference

Conference 2013

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Conference 2012

BC Library Conference graphic 2012
Decorative image for 2011 BC Library Conference.

Conference 2011

Conference 2010

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Conference 2009

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2008   Off the shelf & out of the box: Creativity in libraries (April 17-19; Richmond, Best Western)
Keynote: Fred Kent

2007   Beyond 20/20: Envisioning the Future (April 19-21; Burnaby, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown)
Keynote: Steven Berlin Johnson

2006   Sharing a Vision: The Power of Collaboration (Burnaby)
Keynote: Glen Murray

2005   From scrolls to eBooks: the story continues… (April 21-23; Burnaby, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown)
Keynote: Joel Bakan

2004   Joint with CLA: Celebrating Our Community: Sharing Our Values ~ Sharing Our Value (June 16-19; Victoria)
Keynotes: Michael Gorman, Bill Richardson

2003   Hot Ideas! (May 29-31; Harrison Hot Springs)
Keynote: Mike Eisenberg

2002   Trek to Technology? (May 9-11; Whistler Conference Centre)
Keynote: Michael Gorman

2001   A Learning Odyssey (April 19-21; Burnaby)
Keynote: Lotsee Patterson

2000   Celebrating Excellence (Kelowna, Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre)
Keynote: Ken Haycock

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