2024 BCLA Conference

2024 BC Library Conference April 24-25, 2024 Commitment Courage Community. A group of climbers, representing a variety of genders and body types, helping each other up a mountain. They are just reaching the summit and are silhouetted against the bright sky, in contrast to the dark of the mountains below them. Text across the bottom reads: “Commitment – Courage – Community. 2024 BC Library Conference, April 24-26, 2024.”


April 24-25, 2024


Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver



Our 2024 BC Library Conference theme is Commitment – Courage – Community. Our work and the context we work in is complex, difficult, and at times overwhelming. However, those same challenges make our work essential. Our theme is a reminder, a call to action, and a promise:

Commitment to each other, to our patrons, and to our shared values.

Courage to stand up for what is right, admit when we are wrong, take risks, and pursue innovation.

Community will always be the answer – an inclusive, accountable community provides us with the support and strength we need to do our work, even when the work is hard or we are faced with adversity.

Keynote Speakers

Headshot of Emily Drabinski, Associate Professor at the Queens (N.Y.) College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Current President of the American Library Association.

Emily Drabinski

Tsatsu Stalqayu  (Coastal Wolf Pack) traditional Salish song and dance group.

Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack)