BC Library Association Conference: IT in Libraries: Sharing Solutions

April 17, 2018

After last year’s successful event on libraries and information technology (IT), we are partnering with the Fraser Valley Regional Library to sponsor a full-day pre-conference to dive deeper into topics and issues that interest you. The day will include a morning keynote and then many opportunities to collaborate and learn from colleagues through a number… Read more »

2018 Open Source Contribution Fund Recipients

April 16, 2018

It has become an annual tradition at the Co-op: as we approach the end of the fiscal year, we ask our staff to nominate the projects from the wider open source community that they use and benefit from so that we can acknowledge and support those projects in our small way. We are proud to… Read more »

BC Libraries Cooperative Announces New Managing Director

February 16, 2018

Today, the BC Libraries Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kevin Millsip will become the Co-op’s new Managing Director. Kevin’s career has focused on building capacity for social change. In 2007, he co-founded Next UP, a national leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice. Over the next 11… Read more »

$1M in Federal funding expands the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

February 15, 2018

Link to PDF version of this announcement Today, the BC Libraries Cooperative is very pleased to announce the receipt of $1Million to dramatically expand the impact of NNELS for readers with print disabilities! This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component, and will deliver the… Read more »

Advisory Regarding Wifi Vulnerability (aka WPA2 KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attack)

October 20, 2017

By now you may have seen online or on other media that security researchers announced on Monday that a serious vulnerability has been found in the WPA2 encryption protocol that secures the vast majority of modern wifi communications. While this is a critical flaw, it is important to note that it needs to be actively… Read more »

Update from the Co-op’s 2017 AGM

June 16, 2017

Good news from our AGM today. Altogether, 74 delegates cast their votes for the 7th BC Libraries Co-op AGM, and members elected Beth Davies of the Burnaby Public Library as a new Co-op director. The new Chair of the BC Libraries Cooperative is Baharak Yousefi of Simon Fraser University Library, and the new Vice-Chair and… Read more »

The Co-op “Under the Cover” – a look at IT around the Co-op

May 18, 2017

The Co-op had the great pleasure of helping to organize a full-day pre-conference workshop at this year’s BC Library Conference, dedicated to the topic of “IT & Libraries.” It was a great day with lots of connections and learning. One emerging theme was that those of us in IT could help our cause (and the… Read more »

Update from IT in the Library Preconference, April 2017

May 16, 2017

On April 19th, the Co-op was part of a group of libraries that organized a day-long pre-conference meeting to discuss IT and the library. The event brought together about 60 people, including front-line technology service providers, back-of-house IT folks, and people involved with the planning and management of technology. Discussion topics included computer access for children, virtualization,… Read more »

2017 Open Source Contribution Fund Recipients

March 17, 2017

At the Co-op, we use open source software and technologies everywhere we possibly can. As a way to thank the communities that help build and maintain the software we use, we invite Co-op staff to nominate projects as recipients of small grants from our Open Source Contribution Fund. This year, the projects receiving those funds… Read more »

BC Library Conference Pre-Conf Session – IT in the Library: The Power of Networks

March 7, 2017

Next month, the Co-op is helping to organize a full day pre-conference session aiming at bringing together IT and library staff. Created in partnership with organizers from Fraser Valley Regional, Greater Victoria Public and North Van City, the session is aimed at IT professionals (network managers, systems analysts) digital services librarians, public technology services staff,… Read more »