British Columbia Library Association

BCLA Perspectives: Call for Submissions

For the next issue of BCLA Perspectives, we hope to help focus discussion about sustainability in the information professions.  Ahead of Earth Day (April 22, 2020), we want to discuss how current concerns about climate and the environment affect how we do our jobs. Tell us about how sustainability initiatives have manifested in your workplace – both with the public and behind the scenes. Or, do you have some thoughts about how libraries and archives can approach our work with environmental responsibility in mind? Share your thoughts with us. You can email pitches and questions to

We invite you to share our request for articles with your colleagues. News, opinion, follow up to conference presentations, and other story types are accepted. Submissions may be long-form or as short as 150 words.

Pitches are due February 1, stories are due February 15, with the issue publishing the first week of March.

Increased Regional Content and Participation: A new year brings New Year’s resolutions. What’s ours? We want to more directly encourage participation and content submission from our colleagues in regions outside the boundaries of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. We decided the best way to do this is just ask for it:

Are you an information professional from outside the Lower Mainland? We want to hear from you!  Tell us about your programs, collections, and patrons. What’s different about information work in regional settings?  What benefits and challenges are specific to your town or municipality? Email pitches and questions to



Tammie Mercado, Erin May, Alison Griffin Editors, BCLA Perspectives