2016 BCLA Conference


May 11-13, 2016


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel


Territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and other hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (hun-ki-meen-um) speaking people, in Richmond.


This year’s conference theme is Disrupt & Transform. We think the theme captures the rapid changes happening around us, as well as the ways we are changing ourselves to stay relevant in turbulent times. The theme invites examination of the ongoing social purposes of libraries, and the role libraries and library staff plays in building strong, sustainable, resilient and participatory communities. This year’s theme leads us to questions such as how do libraries make sense out of what seems an increasingly chaotic environment, and how do we establish new roles and stake out new positions to meet the evolving needs of our users? Do we simply react to change or are we active agents for disruption and transformation? Join your colleagues in sharing ideas to engage in purposeful disruption to transform our services, collections, spaces, and ourselves!

Keynote Speakers

Cory Doctorow

Harsha Walia