British Columbia Library Association

Registration is now open for 2021 BC Library Conference!

Welcome to the 2021 BC Library Conference. Registration is now open!

This year’s BC Library Conference focuses on reflection, rejuvenation, and recommitment to the work and values that define libraries.

The 2021 library conference is an opportunity for us to examine the themes that have been at the heart of library evolution over the past years: Libraries and Anti-Racism, Mental Wellness and Library Staff, Indigenization and Libraries, Library Values (Intellectual Freedom, EDI, Privacy), Libraries Inside and Out (Climate Crisis, Public Space), Libraries and Children’s Services: Visiting and Revisiting BC Summer Reading Club. You will find these themes woven throughout the sessions that comprise the 2021 BC Library Conference.

Our fully virtual conference program can be viewed here.

Early Bird Registration is from February 16th to April 8th, 2021. Full-price registration begins April 9th and conference registration closes April 26th, 2021.

Please register for the 2021 BC Library Conference here.

$100 Early Bird Member Rate: This rate is for current members of BCLA or current members of other  Canadian library associations. Your registration is for ONE person and allows you to attend any and all Conference sessions. You are free to pick and choose those sessions that appeal to you over the course of the 5-day conference. If you find you cannot attend a session on the day it is presented, all available recordings of presentations will be viewable for registered attendees for 3 months after the conference.

Not a member? Join BCLA now! Not sure if your membership is current? Email Angie at manager@bcla.bc.ca. (Regular rate for Members, after April 8th is $150)

$200 Early Bird Non-Member Rate: This rate is for non-members. Your registration is for ONE person and allows you to attend any and all Conference sessions. You are free to pick and choose those sessions that appeal to you over the course of the 5-day conference. If you find you cannot attend a session on the day it is presented, all available recordings of presentations will be viewable for registered attendees for 3 months after the conference. Wish to become a BCLA Member? Join BCLA now! (Regular rate for Members, after April 8th is $250.

While COVID 19 may have interrupted some of our thinking and actions, it is now time to connect the issues and values of past years with our thinking and planning for the future. Please join us for an incredible line-up of speakers and presenters. #BCLAconf2021

For further information on our new virtual format and for more details about the conference and conference procedures please see our FAQ.

BCLA would like to thank our Keynote Speaker Sponsors for 2021: UBC Libraries, the BCGEU, and CUPE BC.

 

UBC          BCGEU CUPE BC