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FOCUS AREA #1: STRENGTHEN INTERNAL GOVERNANCE
1a. Cultivate a well-rounded Board with members from big/small/medium libraries, urban/rural, experienced/fresh
1b. Update the ABCPLD Bylaws
1c. Evolve the partnership between the Executive Director and the Board
FOCUS AREA #2: BE AN INFLUENTIAL VOICE IN ADVOCACY
2a. Work with BC Public Library Partners (BCPLP) to host a workshop to discuss The Library Act
2b. Work with BCPLP to host a workshop on advocacy/relationship building at BCLA and implement actions coming out of this workshop
2c. Work with BCPLP to talk about advocacy with UBC and academic partners, and work with our colleagues operating on the national level on this issue
2d. Work with BCPLP to identify future advocacy targets
FOCUS AREA #3: PROVIDE TIMELY AND RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
3a. Explore a customized approach to orient new Directors and connect them with the relevant resources.
3b. Host a pilot fee-based training program.
3c. Connect members to existing/highly relevant training opportunities.
3d. Host Fall 2020 Professional Development Session.
FOCUS AREA #4: SUPPORT STRONG RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BC LIBRARY DIRECTORS
4a. Explore what’s going to replace the Directors email listserv and replace it.
4b. Pilot a community of practice for BC Library Directors (aims to grow relationships, peer mentorship, peer problem solving)
4c. At the April 2020 ABCPLD meeting, facilitate a visioning exercise with Directors – Consider impact of rural/urban divide, larger cultural movements like social justice, impact of BC culture (more individualistic).
4d. Continue to nurture relationships with the BC Public Library Partners and the Ministry of Education
The 2019 UBCM Convention and Trade Show was a resounding success for BC Public Libraries. Read the Full Report.
The Association of BC Public Library Directors (ABCPLD), the BC Library Trustees Association (BCLTA), the BC Library Association (BCLA), and the BC Libraries Cooperative, collectively the BC Public Library Partners, are proud to announce the debut of “BC Public Libraries 2020”, a short film supporting the “$20 million in 2020” advocacy campaign for the restoration of provincial library funding.
The BC Public Libraries 2020 video was made possible with the support of the Fraser Valley Regional Library.
LOCATION: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Downtown Vancouver
Thursday, Oct 24
- 10 – 11:30 am: Networking
- 11:30 – 12:45 pm: Catered Lunch
- 1 – 3:30 pm: Business Meeting
- 3:30 – 4:30 pm: VPL Inspiration Lab Tour
- 5 – 7 pm: Group Dinner at a local restaurant
Friday, Oct 25 (the timing may change depending on speaker availability)
- 9 – 11 am: Topic #1 – Board Development (from Director’s perspective)
- 11 – 11:15 am: Break
- 11:30 – 1 pm: Topic #2 – Relationships & Influence
- 1 – 2:30 pm: Lunch on your own
- 2:45 – 4:45 pm: Topic #3 – Labour Relations