"To develop and support library trustees to advance public library service in British Columbia"


Colleen Chambers

Colleen Chambers is currently a Senior Analyst in Corporate Finance with the TSX Venture Exchange in Vancouver. Ms. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lakehead University and is a graduate of BCIT in Administrative Management. She is currently a Director on the Board of the North Fraser Port Authority. Previous board positions include Member of the Property Assessment Review Panel, Director of BC Police Victim Services Board, Board Chair and Trustee for the Richmond Public Library Board for eight years and Treasurer and President of BC Library Trustees Association.

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Don Hamilton

Donald Hamilton has had a long career as teacher, librarian and educator in British Columbia. He recently retired from the University of Victoria where he had served as Education Librarian for 29 years with responsibilities for preparing teacher-librarians.
He is currently in his 4th year as a citizen Trustee for Victoria on the Greater Victoria Public Library Board.

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Andy Ackerman

Andy has been a trustee with the Fort St John Library Board for three years and has been the Chair for the past two years. He has experience with a number of other Boards and non-profit organizations. Andy is also a certified advanced trainer with Scouts Canada and has organized and led a number of courses, both large and small, over the past 15 years.

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Lois Taylor

Lois has been a trustee on the North Vancouver City Board since January 2005, and this experience has proved to be both inspiring and informative. An adult educator for the past 20 years, Lois has designed and delivered education and training programs for a wide range of adults from every walk of life. Lois also has extensive experience working with government, industry and corporate clients in the management and delivery of career transition and labour market integration initiatives.
As well, Lois delivers training in curriculum design, effective instruction, adult learning theories, and evaluation of learning and instruction in the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. She is looking forward to conducting TOP sessions on behalf of the BCLTA.

Philip Mantler

Philip Mantler is the chair of the Prince george Public Library Board. Prior to joining the library board, Phil has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils. Professionally, he has been an accountant in industry and public practice for over 20 years and is currently employed as an auditor for the Canada Revenue Agency.

Roberta Rogers

Roberta lives in the East Kootenay and works as the Volunteer Coordinator for Fort Steele Heritage Town.  She represents Area C of the East Kootenay Regional District and is a member of the Cranbrook Public Library Board.  Roberta attended the TOP session offered at this year’s “Off the Shelf” conference in Richmond, and saw the notice recruiting new TOP trainers.  In the interest of putting to use the information she learned (rather than putting it “on the shelf”), she decided to volunteer her time as a TOP instructor.