Membership in the BCLTA is an institutional membership for the library board with each board member then being recognized as an individual member.
Institutional - Membership is available to a Board of any public library recognized by the British Columbia Library Trustees Association and any public library system as defined under the British Columbia Library Act.
Individual - is a trustee who is a member of a Library Board as recognized by the British Columbia Library Trustees Association or as outlined in the Library Act of British Columbia, and whose Board has paid the required fees for the year.
Annual Membership dues for Institutional Members are based upon the annual expenditure as recorded (most recent) in the British Columbia Public Libraries Statistics.
i) Libraries with expenditure of less than $30,000 shall pay annual dues of $30.
ii) Libraries with $30,000 or more expenditures shall pay an annual fee of $150 plus $0.34 for each $1,000 of expenditure in excess of $30,000 to a maximum of $5,500,000.
An Associate membership of $30 entitles you to newletters, bulletins etc but not voting privileges.
Who are BCLTA members?
As a BCLTA member you enjoy these benefits:
- Organized Representation to the Provincial Government
- BCLTA Trustee Handbook
- BCLTA Annual Conference
- Province Wide Trustee Orientation Training Programs
- Topical Issues Workshops
- Subscription to the Open Door Newsletter link>>
- Voting Rights and Eligibility to Run for BCLTA Executive
- Representation on the Canadian Library Trustees Association Executive
Eligibility for BCLTA Awards:
MISSION STATEMENT:"To develop and support library trustees to advance public library service in British Columbia"
The BCLTA conference is held annually. Theme speeches, issues, forums, awards ceremonies, annual general meeting and social events are planned for trustees by trustees.
Appreciation for outstanding efforts
The Open Door is published 2-3 times annually. Each institutional membership includes copies for each board member
Trustees Orientation Program -Presented throughout the province
Trustees Orientation Program On-line