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Continuing Education Opportunities & Recordings

Current and Upcoming

BC Library Conference

As part of your 2023 BC Library Conference registration, you may access any of the recorded presentations through the Virtual Conference Portal until October 14, 2023.

To access the recordings, login to the Virtual Conference Portal using the email and password included in your conference email communications from Pheedloop. If you don’t recall your password, please visit the Virtual Conference Portal  and from the login window, reset your password.

The 2024 BC Library Conference, with both in-person and virtual options, is scheduled for April 24-26, 2024. (Richmond, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel)

Is there someone you’d love to hear speak at the next BC Library Conference?  Suggest a speaker!

The Education Institute

The Education Institute (EI) offers a main event in Spring, Fall, and Winter, respectively. Each event will focus on a particular topic that is explored in a half-day conference structure, with sessions and presentations for librarians and information professionals across sectors. The EI is coordinated by the Ontario Library Association for The Partnership, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations; through BCLA’s participation in The Partnership, BCLA members are eligible to attend EI events at member rates.

Conference Scholarships

The BC Library Association offers two scholarships for the annual BC Library Conference. Applications usually open late-January. Subscribe to Branches: BCLA’s Online Forum to ensure you don’t miss any announcements. 

Other Provincial & Territorial Library Associations’ Conferences

Through BCLA’s participation in The Partnership, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations, BCLA members are eligible to attend other provincial and territorial library conferences at member rates.


How to Write a Successful Conference Proposal

Crafting a successful conference session proposal takes skill! Check out the (free) recording of our information session and learn to:

  • Describe and plan for the components of writing a conference proposal
  • Write a conference proposal that aligns with the audience or participants
  • Identify how a proposal adjudication processed works for conferences

Presenters: Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, UBC Okanagan Library; Sarah Felkar, Assistant Director, West Vancouver Memorial Library