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 »

Co-op Announces Departure of Executive Director

January 12, 2017

PDF Press Release The BC Libraries Cooperative (BCLC) today announced that Ben Hyman, Executive Director, will resign his position effective February 13, 2017 for a new opportunity at Vancouver Island University. On behalf of the BCLC Board, Chair Tracey Therrien said, “Not only has Ben led BCLC through tremendous growth, along the way he has… Read more »

Code4Lib BC Invitation for 2017

December 5, 2016

The fourth annual Code4Lib BC unconference took place on December 1st and 2nd, with two days of talks and breakout sessions on tools and projects related to libraries and technology. With topics ranging from digital preservation to SQL, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity for public library staff to discover new ideas and tools: learn… Read more »

November 2016 Annual Co-op Staff Meeting

November 30, 2016

Co-op staff are distributed across Canada, and connected virtually throughout the day. While smaller staff groups gather regularly in the BC Lower Mainland, the whole team only comes together once a year – this year on November 24 and 25th. We made the most of the opportunity for a group photo!

Disaster Recovery Exercise a Success

October 31, 2016

This October, during the same week as BC’s ShakeOut, the Co-op ran its own disaster preparedness exercise as part of our Privacy & Security Management Plan (PSMP). Technical staff ran through a scenario in which the Co-op’s main hosting facility had been taken offline. The team demonstrated they could restore core services in a timely… Read more »

Report from the 2016 Imagine BC Winner

September 28, 2016

On March 22nd, we announced with our partners the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at UBC and Simon Fraser University Library, that an ImagineBC grant was awarded to LinkVan, a website project designed to connect residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) with nearby resources. The grant was used to employ residents of the DTES to… Read more »

Member Communiqué – Fall 2016

September 22, 2016

What’s new? We hope all of you enjoyed a good summer, wherever you live in Canada, and that fall is treating you well so far. We have been busy at the Co-op: working with our members on various projects and moving forward with our many services. A couple of highlights since our last Communiqué: We… Read more »

Member Communiqué – June 2016

June 28, 2016

What’s new? With the AGM and conference season now behind us, we look ahead to a busy summer with more planned growth of existing services. Happily, all of our activities are backed by the amazing Co-op support and systems teams who enable us to incubate, diversify, and better serve members. Last year, we resolved 4,300… Read more »

Results of the 2016 AGM

June 17, 2016

We are pleased to announce the results of today’s BC Libraries Cooperative Annual General Meeting in Vancouver. Nearly 60 delegates attended our 6th AGM, and throughout the week, one third of eligible voters cast their ballots. In the end, all motions were approved unanimously, and members elected Hilary Bloom and Dana McFarland as new directors…. Read more »

BC Libraries Cooperative Advisory – Server Hardware Upgrade Sunday, June 5th 2100 – 0400 (PDT)

June 2, 2016

BC Libraries Cooperative Advisory – Server Hardware Upgrade Sunday, June 5th 2100 – 0400 (PDT) Please be advised that the BC Libraries Cooperative will be upgrading our server hardware on Sunday, June 5th, between 2100 and 0400 PDT. There will be an outage of up to 6 hours for all services while this work is… Read more »