British Columbia Library Association

Welcome to the 2019 BC Library Conference!

We are pleased to announce that Early Bird registration for the 2019 BC Library Conference is now open! Early Bird Registration is open until April 4th.

Conference date and place:

Wednesday May 8th to Friday May 10th, 2019

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

15269 – 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC
(Across from the Guildford Town Centre shopping mall)

The 2019 BC Library Conference theme is “The Future by Design”.

The libraries and services we design help shape the future of our communities and our society. We invite the library community to explore the intentionality of our work and apply the tools of design thinking to our practice. “The Future by Design” imagines where our libraries might be headed and the paths we might take to get there. It encourages creative new ideas, prototyping, experimentation and testing. Help us examine forward-thinking ways to evolve our libraries as we continue to serve our communities and design our future.

To view the 2019 BC Library Conference:

To register for the BC Library Conference:

This year, as in other years, we have negotiated a discounted hotel rate for members and delegates attending the conference. The number of hotel rooms is limited so please book as soon as you can to ensure both the reduced rate and availability. Discounted room rates are available until April 4th, or until sold out.  Rooms will sell out quickly.

For hotel information and to book a room please check:

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 Keynote Speakers:

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 BC Library Conference!

Anne O’Shea
Conference Co-Chair

Jorge Cardenas
Conference Co-Chair

Kyla Epstein
Conference Co-Chair

Shannon Stumph
Conference Coordinator

Annette DeFaveri
BCLA Executive Director