Meeting: Wednesday, January 10th, 5:00-6:00pm, Trail Room

Our first meeting of 2018 is coming up on:
Wednesday, January 10th,
5:00-6:00 pm In the Trail Room,

We hope you can join us.  We’ll be nailing down some details for our Freedom to Read Week event(s) and chatting about what’s in store for the year ahead. And of course, we look forward to welcoming the January 2018 cohort!

Here is a link to the BCLA statement on Intellectual Freedom: bclaconnect.ca/about/statement-of-intellectual-freedom

See you soon!



Please join us for a tour of the Emily Carr University library!

Emily Carr University of Art + Design Library Tour
November 24th from 2:00 – 3:30pm.
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

Everyone is welcome! Afterwards, we may head to a local brewery for some refreshments.


Freedom to Read Week Talk: Dr. Rob Bittner

Freedom to Read Week is February 26 to March 4, 2017

Censorship of LGBTQ+ Books for Children and Young Adults

Join us for a talk by Dr. Rob Bittner on the topic of challenged and banned LGBTQ+ books for children and young adults.

Monday, February 27
12:30 – 1:45pm
Dodson Room, IKBLC, UBC

Register Now


Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 1:15-1:45pm, Trail Room

Join us for the first meeting of 2017, Tuesday, January 17, 1:15-1:45pm in the Trail Room.

Items for discussion include voting for new executive members, rebranding to remove mentions of CLA, and planning events and activities for the term, including Freedom to Read Week in February.

Everyone is welcome!


Meeting: Tuesday October 18, 12-1pm, Trail Room

Please join us for our next BCLA meeting, Tuesday October 18 from 12 to 1pm in the Trail Room. We will be voting in our new executive members and will also vote on some important changes to the BCLA/CLA Student Chapter name (due to the dissolution of CLA) and executive roles.

We hope to see everyone there and look forward to welcoming our new executive members!


Event Announcement: Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel

The BCLA/CLA Student Chapter presents “Getting Hired in Public Libraries.”

Please join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, March 17, 1-2pm, in the Dodson Room, 3rd floor of IKBLC.

Our panelists include:
Sarah Felkar, Digital Services Librarian, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Anna Ferri, Auxiliary Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, Surrey Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library
Eileen Gillette, Core District Coordinator, Greater Victoria Public Library
Tim McMillan, Head of Fraserview Branch, Vancouver Public Library

We are collecting some questions in advance for the panelists here. Please feel free to add to the document!

We look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE MARCH 14: Unfortunately, Eileen is unable to make it to the panel. We are very lucky to have Inti Dewey, Auxiliary Youth Services Librarian at Surrey Public Library agree to join us!