Past Events

Past Events

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

BC Libraries Co-op AGM 2019 and eBook Summit

The Co-op’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 1030-1200 Pacific. As in previous years, the meeting will be held in-person (Vancouver) and by teleconference. Please note that registration is now closed.

The final agenda package is now available.

Board Nominations 

The deadline for nominations for two Board vacancies was Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm Pacific.  Two nominations were received by the Nominations Committee and were deemed to meet the requirements as outlined in the Co-operative’s Rules of Association. The Board approved both nominations and we are pleased to announce that Shirley Lew, Dean, Library, Teaching & Learning Services, Vancouver Community College and David Christensen, Technical Consultant, Manitoba Public Library Services Branch will be appointed to the Board at the Annual General Meeting.

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

eBook Summit 2019

The 8th annual eBook and Digital Resources Summit will follow the AGM  (12:30-4:00pm Pacific). This event is now ”sold out”, but the presentations will be recorded. Information will be sent to members a few weeks after the Summit on how to access the videos.

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.