Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Thursday, May 21 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
T21 - Towards a Renewed National Voice for Libraries: CLA Reinvents Itself LIMITED

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These are interesting and often challenging times for libraries. More than ever a strong and clear library voice is needed to advocate for the principles libraries stand for, and to help communicate with our stakeholders and communities about the value of libraries.  For almost 70 years the Canadian Library Association has served as this unified national voice on issues ranging from copyright legislation, net neutrality, intellectual freedom, and more. At this time, and like many libraries and library associations, CLA recognizes that changing times require a change in direction, structure, and vision.
CLA is exploring ways forward that secure a national voice for libraries and library issues leveraging CLA's established reputation and brand. A renewed CLA will respond to current issues in an informed and strategic manner, and advocate in the best interests of our institutions and the communities we serve.
The BCLA Board has invited Sandra Singh (CLA Vice-President/President-Elect) and Michael Ridley (CLA Treasurer) to join Caroline Daniels to explore questions that will help establish a unique mandate for a reinvigorated, representative, and responsive national association.


Caroline Daniels, BCLA

President Elect, BCLA
Caroline Daniels is the Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Caroline is the President elect of BCLA and has served on the BCLA Board since 2013. Caroline has always had a keen interest in BCLA and has served on committees, sections and... Read More →

Michael Ridley

Michael Ridley is a librarian at the University of Guelph and an instructor in Guelph's First Year Seminar Program. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian at Guelph. Ridley has served in various executive capacities for CLA, OLA, CAIS, CRKN, and CARL... Read More →

Sandra Singh

Sandra Singh joined Vancouver Public Library as its Chief Librarian in December 2010. She joined VPL after serving as the Director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, she worked at the Vancouver Public Library, first as the... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC