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Schedule: FRIDAY May 31 - SATURDAY June 1 - SUNDAY - June 2

FRIDAY May 31

Pre-Conference Trustee Orientation Program
9:00 - 9:30 am Registration
9:30 - 4:30 pm - will include coffee break and lunch
Speakers -
Marianne Hall, Hollographix Design and Multimedia Group, Joan Jarman
Develop your skills as a trustee through an interactive session examining the work, role and responsibilities of both board members and chief librarians. Help make your library a more effective organization

CONVENOR: Sally Gibson, First Vice President, Education BCLTA

2:30 pm - Pre-Conference Meeting - BCLTA Executive

5:00 - 7:30 pm Registration

7:30 - 11:00 pm Opening Ceremony
Greeting from the city and Blair Qualey, President BCLTA
Keynote Address - Roch Carrier - National Librarian of Canada
Introduction - Richard Carver, Nelson Municipal Library Board

RECEPTION Immediately following the Keynote Address you are invited to connect with former colleagues and friends, and visit with Roch Carrier. Appetizers will be served and no host bar will be available.

SATURDAY June 1

8:00 - 9:00 am BREAKFAST - Registration

S1
9:00 - 10:15 am Plenary Session
Speaker: Patricia VanTighem, author of the Bears Embrace
I tell my story not as a "this is how I put my life in order" but as how the mauling and the subsequent life challenges continue to shape my life, my way of choosing to live life. Nothing is ever "all fixed". This is a journey. I only hope that by sharing my story my listeners may be comforted and enlightened and encouraged. All of us have a bear in our lives. Although this is the story of my bear experience I see it primarily as a love story. As a first time author this is how I struggle toward self-love and opening to the healing love others have to give.
CONVENOR: Lynn Adams, Director of Conference, BCLTA

10:15 -10:30 am BREAK


10:30 - 11:45 am WORKSHOP SESSIONS (choose one of three)

S2
Leadership
The BCLTA Board leadership workshop is an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide leadership within your organization and the community. This information session will outline the need for holding this workshop in your community and provide an overview of the content. Many of the leadership challenges facing public libraries are similar to those facing other non-profit boards. You will learn how your library can provide leadership and make this workshop affordable by hosting this program for the benefit of your board and other boards in your community.
Speaker - Marianne Hall, Hollographix Design and Multimedia Group, Joan Jarman
CONVENOR - Sally Gibson. First Vice President, Education BCLTA

S3
Recruiting Public Library Leaders: What to Expect from an Executive Search Firm
Instructor: Dr. Ken Haycock

Why are executive search firms more successful in recruiting more and better qualified and experienced candidates for director and other senior positions? What is the process? What are the issues and problems? What are the guarantees? What are the costs? Ken Haycock is senior partner and John Horodyski is an associate with Ken Haycock & Associates Inc., who just completed the successful search for director of the Lethbridge Public Library. Come prepared to learn and have your questions answered.
CONVENOR - Colleen Chambers, Past President, BCLTA

S4
Help for Small Libraries
SPEAKERS - Panel Discussion:
Pat Adams , Chief Librarian , Cranbrook Municipal Library
Deb Thomas, Chief Librarian, Nelson Municipal Library
Chris Peppler, Director of Public Library Services in Victoria
Strengthening local financing for small libraries. Funding is very difficult for small libraries. Getting funding from Regional Districts which are near small community public libraries is a serious problem in Creston, Powell River, Nelson and other communities.
There will be ample time for discussion, questions and comments following the panel discussion.
CONVENOR - John Barton, Vice President, Advocacy, BCLTA

12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 - 2:15 pm WORKSHOP SESSIONS (choose one of three)

S5
Leadership
The BCLTA Board leadership workshop is an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide leadership within your organization and the community. This information session will outline the need for holding this workshop in your community and provide an overview of the content. Many of the leadership challenges facing public libraries are similar to those facing other non-profit boards. You will learn how your library can provide leadership and make this workshop affordable by hosting this program for the benefit of your board and other boards in your community.
Speaker - Marianne Hall, Hollographix Design and Multimedia Group, Joan Jarman
CONVENOR - Sally Gibson, First Vice President, Education BCLTA

S6
1:15pm - 2:30pm

Exemplary Public Library Branch Managers: Who Are They? What Makes them Exemplary?
Instructor: Dr. Ken Haycock

What are the characteristics of exemplary public library branch managers? Do city councillors, board members, directors, peers and support staff have different perceptions? How can each branch manager be perceived as exemplary? What are the implications for graduate education and for staff development and training? This session will present the results of a research study of approximately 30 branch managers by Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor, UBC School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies.
CONVENOR - Colleen Chambers, Past President, BCLTA

S7
Essential Partnerships
Speaker - Ernest Neumann, Vice President Human Resources, BCLTA
CONVENOR - Kay Bremner, Director, Communications, BCLTA

2:15 - 2:30 pm BREAK

S8
Open Space - 2:30 - 4:30 pm Exploring Library Interests and Issues
John Barton, Vice President, Advocacy, BCLTA and Sally Gibson , First Vice President, Education BCLTA, will facilitate this highly participative workshop.
This session is designed to create space for participants to bring forward their interests and issues. Participants will engage in a brainstorming process that will include round table discussions and feedback reporting. BCLTA Directors will be on hand to assist with round table discussions and reporting. Here is your chance to meet fellow participants, engage in lively discussion, share your wisdom and define best practices. We look forward to meeting you at the open space!

CONVENOR - Doug Edgar, Secretary Treasurer, BCLTA

4:30 PM FREE TIME - shopping, walking tour, etc.

7:00 pm DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY

SUNDAY - June 2

8:00 - 9:00 am BREAKFAST

8:30 - 10:15 am BCLTA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Speak up, get involved, elect a new executive.

10:15 - 10:30 am BREAK

RESOURCE DISPLAY - an opportunity to showcase your Library. Space will be provided to display
materials from your Library.

10:30 - 11:45 am WORKSHOP SESSIONS (choose one of three)

SN2
Working in Teams: Does It Need to be so Painful?
Instructor: Dr. Ken Haycock

Why are some teams successful and others not? Why are some dysfunctional and others productive? How can you ensure that your experience is as positive as possible while engaging in high performance? The principles for successful teams have been used with cross-department work teams, boards, councils and multi-agency groups. (Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor, UBC School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies)

CONVENOR - Colleen Chambers, Past President BCLTA

SN3
PLANNING THE FUTURE OF YOUR LIBRARY
Patricia Dooley Regional Director, Kootenay Region, Department of Education and member Nelson Municipal Library Board.
Effective planning is an essential part of organizational development.
Participants in this session will be engaged in a process, which can be used to facilitate short and long term planning with Library Board members, sponsors, staff and others. Activities will be modeled which can lead to the identification of immediate, short and long term goals for the individual library.

CONVENOR - Ean Gower, Nelson Municipal Library Board

SN4
Help for Small Libraries
SPEAKERS - Panel Discussion:
Pat Adams , Chief Librarian , Cranbrook Municipal Library
Deb Thomas, Chief Librarian, Nelson Municipal Library
Chris Peppler, Director of Public Library Services in Victoria
Strengthening local financing for small libraries. Funding is very difficult for small libraries. Getting funding from Regional Districts which are near small community public libraries is a serious problem in Creston, Powell River, Nelson and other communities.
There will be ample time for discussion, questions and comments following the panel discussion.
CONVENOR - John Barton, Vice President, Advocacy, BCLTA

 

 


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