BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

Register for the BCTLA Conference 2023 now!

Location: Kwantlen Park Secondary School, Surrey

The October 20, 2023 PSA day is coming up soon! If you haven’t register for our amazing conference yet then please click on this link: https://www.bctlaconference.ca/ Our keynote speaker is Mina Mercury, drag artist and storyteller extraordinaire. This is also your chance to get the super cool, conference exclusive BCTLA social justice t-shirt! Members that register before September 30, 2023 are eligible for Early Bird prizes.

The BCTLA social is Friday, October 19. Come join us to celebrate our BCTLA award winners with music bingo to follow!

Middle School/Secondary Book Author Webinar -Tanya Boteju -May 30, 2023

Join us for our next webinar with Tanya Boteju on May 30th at 3:30pm.

Register here: https://t.co/guQXAzanFE

Imaginative Play Webinar for Elementary TLs

Come join us for a fun virtual workshop with Sofia Trujillo using picture books and art on April 20, 2023! This lesson can be adapted for high school TLs. Click the following link to register.

5 book prizes of Anywhere Artist by Nikki Slade for attending teacher-librarians.

You can learn more about Sofia and other great lesson ideas at her website.

Working and Learning Conditions Survey 2023 Prize Winners

Love Your School Library & International Book Giving Day -Feb. 14

Don’t forget to celebrate Love Your School Library Day in your library learning commons on February 14th. Put up some posters around your school or have students decorate your LLC with their own messages of love.

International Book Giving Day takes place on the 14th of February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible.

  • READ a book
  • SHARE a book
  • PASS ON a book

 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!

  1. Leave books for children to discover, or donate to a local charity.
  2. Organize a book swap of gently used books in your LLC.
  3. Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day on social media. #bookgivingday
  4. Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookmark and/or bookplate to attach to a book you give, from websites like https://bookgivingday.com/ They’re free!
  5. Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day. Use #bookgivingday and #bctla on social media so we can find you.
  6. Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day by creating a display, poster or newsletter item.