Past Events

Past Events

Some of these events were ones we hosted, others we helped sponsor or organize.

BC Libraries Co-op AGM 2020

The Co-op’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 1030-1200 Pacific. Due to COVID-19, this year’s AGM will be held exclusively via video conference (details were sent to registrants on October 23rd).

Registration is now closed.

The agenda is now available and the full agenda package was sent to registrants on October 23rd.

Board Nominations 

The deadline for nominations was 1:00pm Pacific on September 24, 2020.  The Nominations Committee received, and the Board approved, two nominations for one vacancy for a two-year, renewable term on our Board of Directors.

Thank you to Anna Babluck, Director, Northwest Library Federation (BC) and Rebecca Burbank, Chief Librarian, Powell River Public Library (BC) for standing for nomination. Their bios are here. Member Delegates or their named Alternates will receive information approximately one week prior to the AGM to vote via secret ballot/remote voting tool. Last call for votes will take place during the AGM, when the elected nominee will be announced.

Thanks to the Nominations Committee: Baharak Yousefi, Librarian, Simon Fraser University and Beverley Rintoul, Director, Rossland Public Library for overseeing the nominations process again this year.

eBook Summit 2019

The 8th annual eBook and Digital Resources Summit was held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Learning on June 20, 2019, immediately following the Co-op’s AGM  (12:30-4:00pm Pacific). Recordings of the presentations are available on the Co-op’s Youtube Channel. 

IT in the Library: The Power of Networks, April 19, 2017

A full-day pre-conference for library staff working in or with information technology (IT), co-organized by the BC Libraries Co-op, Fraser Valley Regional Library, Greater Victoria Public Library, and the North Vancouver City Library. The session was for IT professionals (network managers, systems analysts), digital services librarians, public technology services staff, library systems staff, and library managers or directors with responsibility for, or interest in, IT.

Code Club YVR (Regular)

eBook Summit (Annual)

Code4LibBC (Annual)

Since 2013, the Code4Lib (Code for Libraries) conference in BC is an annual 2-day series of lightning talks and breakout sessions related to digital libraries and archives, modeled on the international Code4Lib Conference.

DLF Forum Vancouver (October 2015)

Digital Library Federation is based in Washington DC. In October 2015, the DLF Forum was held in Vancouver, and we hosted a workshop on Linked Open Data in libraries, archives and museums (“LODLAM”), which is an area of policy and technology affecting the way memory institutions are opening the doors to new kinds of research, discovery and access.

EdTechCampUBC (July 2014)

A conference focused on education, technology and open-everything: access, textbooks, sources, technology (Raspberry Pi and Arduinos, for example), MOOCs, makerspaces, and so forth. Participants included librarians, tech people, makers, hackers, educators, and more.

Datacamp (2013 & 2014)

The purpose of Datacamp was to do new things with data, especially open data. For example: remix the web with open tools, examine how free people are online, and learn about how to run a hackjam or host a hackfest.

Evergreen International Conference (April 2013)

The Evergreen Conference is the world’s best-known open ILS technology conference. It brings librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss the ever-expanding, open ecosystem that Evergreen cultivates. We co-presented this conference in 2013 with Evergreen and the King County Library System.

Open Data Learning Summit (September 2012)

A one-day summit organized collaboration with the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner and the BC Ministry of Education, focused on exploring opportunities for open data learning and leadership in BC libraries. Event included how-to presentations, moderated panels on best practices, storytelling, other uses of open data, as well as opportunities open data leadership for librarians.