The recent death of Brian Campbell, a strong proponent of intellectual freedom and access to information, has been felt by many in the British Columbia library community and indeed beyond. Campbell was an early organizer of the Vancouver Regional FreeNet, a strong policy advocate, and a leader in initiating the Working Together Project, which set the stage for community-led librarianship in Canada. As his former colleague Barbara Jo May explained, “I think the BC and Canadian library landscapes would look very different, with less attention paid to social justice, if Brian hadn’t rolled up his sleeves and done all his work.”
This issue of BCLA Perspectives is dedicated to Campbell’s memory and to the impact he made on libraries. Click here to access the full collection of tributes.