BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

40th Annual Working and Learning Conditions Survey Needs You!

Working and Learning

Our Strength Rests in Numbers

The strength of our advocacy rests upon the contributions you can make to our collection of working and learning conditions data from around the province.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort it takes to provide your local data to us. Your contributions enable the BCTLA to provide the most accurate and compelling case for continued increases in local and site funding of library learning commons, needed Teacher-librarians allocated hours, and the impact your work as T-Ls provides the greater public education community.

Follow the link provided here to enter your site’s data – thank you!

This important survey collects information on the conditions under which teacher-librarians work in this province. The data is turned into reports which can be used in local and provincial advocacy efforts. Previous year’s reports can be found online at https://bctla.ca/member-services/working-learning-conditions/.

Looking for your shared Wisdom – Sign Up for Presenting for October 2020

The BCTLA has now opened registration up for potential presenters for the BCTLA October 2020 Conference at RE Mountain High School, Langley, BC.

Follow the link below to sign up as one of our presenters:



Explore Eileen Cook – A BCTLA Presentation

BCTLA Author’s Visit: Eileen Cook


Date and Time: February 12, 2020 from 5 to 6:30 pm

Location: New Westminster Secondary School Library

Best-selling author, Eileen Cook, will be discussing her YA fiction and experiences as a writer.

Light refreshments will be served.


Register here: https://forms.gle/BammCnc9m5Ypc6mS8

This event is free for all BCTLA members and a guest.

Want to join the BCTLA?

Sign up here: https://www.bctf.ca/eCommerce/OnlineMembership.aspx?user=79728

*Please note: Out-of-town BCTLA members will have the opportunity to participate in this activity via Zoom, an online video conferencing site.

Re-Engage Your Community in Reading this Month!


February Reading Events

February is a big month for School Library Learning Commons programs. In February, we celebrate:

The BCTLA would love to hear what your program is doing for each of these events. Tweet out your activities with the hashtag #bctla or post to our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bctlaofficial/

In addition, we are looking for features for our next BCTLA Newsletter. If your SLLC program did something amazing in celebration of Love Your School Library or I Read Canadian Days or Black History Month, we’d want to hear from you. Send us an email, attention: Sheri Kinney at psac49@bctf.ca.

I Read Canadian – Do You?


I Read Canadian is coming this February 19th!

Nicola Campbell, Robert Munsch, Roch Carrier, David Bouchard, Gordon Korman, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kenneth Oppel, Dennis Lee …

Canada is home to phenomenal writers of world class stories, and February 19th is the day to celebrate them.

The first annual I Read Canadian Day will take place on February 19th. This is a great time to show our pride in our home grown talent.

Consider celebrating by:

  • displaying Canadian books around your school
  • hosting a Drop Everything and Read time dedicated to Canadian authors
  • have students bring their favorite Canadian stuffed animal to school and read a Canadian story to it
  • read a wacky Canadian poem to your school
  • host an author’s visit

The ideas are endless!

Did something fantastic? Share your event with the BCTLA through Twitter, Facebook or email at psac49@bctf.ca.

For more information, please visit https://ireadcanadian.com/day/

Do You Know a T-L Champion?


Looking for 2019-2020 nominees for awards and grants!

Our teacher-librarians are one of our school communities greatest advocates. It is our pleasure to honour those individuals who demonstrate amazing passion for their role. Awards and Grants nominations are now open and can be accessed here: https://easysurvey.ca/index.php?s=S&v=QX83ZRK&p=0

Please consider nominating an outstanding teacher-librarian in your district. Nominations close at the end of February with confirmations sent out in late April. All award and grant recipients are acknowledged at the BCTLA annual Fall conference.

Completed forms are due by February 28th.