BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

BCTLA COVID-19 LLC and T-L Recommendations – Updated for February 2021

Please find the updated recommendations for BC Schools in regards to Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings below, specifically for libraries on page 40:

Updates to the previous (September) document can be found here:

Find below previous documents regarding health and safety:

The BCTLA has released an official plan to support the re-opening of school library learning commons spaces. These guidelines provide ideas that can, in collaboration with site administration, be followed during the re-opening process.

The BCTLA Spring Newsletter is Available!

Look below for all the highlights for this issue…

Information on the BCTLA 2021 Fall Conference

After School Zooms for Diversity Sharing

COVID-19 BCTF/BCTLA Health Guideline Updates

Awards and Grants Nominations

Copyright Investigation

Around the Province T-L Highlights

Download your copy below:

Crucial New Resource – BCTLA Diversity Booklist Now Available

In conjunction with the recent BCTLA Book Talk on Diversity Titles comes the BCTLA Diversity Booklist. Included are titles ranging from K-12 on numerous topics in Fiction and Non-fiction formats. This is a living document, and updates are ongoing. Feel free to download our most recent addition!

Revisiting Copyright – Where Do We Stand When Using Other’s Content?

Lisa Sutherland, a Teacher-librarian from Surrey has produced a comprehensive booklet on copyright. Feel free to download and make use of this valuable resource!

BCTLA hosts Diversity Book Talk on Zoom

Coming this February 25th will be your opportunity to join us in a diversity book talk. This is your chance to meet with TLs across the province and share books purchased to support diversity efforts in our collections.

Participants will be split into elementary and secondary groups. Additional specialty groups will be added as requested.

Registration is open to anyone, however, BCTLA members who register for this event will be eligible to win one of two $50 bookstore gift cards. Winners will be drawn randomly and will be notified at the end of the session. 

Your link to registration is HERE

Download the Diversity Book Talk poster:

Upcoming Reading Celebrations Days – are you ready?

World Reading Aloud Day – February 3rd

I Read Canadian Day – February 17th