In alignment with the philosophy that school libraries are essential in representing diverse cultures and advocating important social justice issues, the BCTLA has created a Social Justice Calendar. This document has active links to websites for each of the special days or events. The calendar is meant to inspire ideas for library displays and school events. We tried to use websites with Canadian content; however, some are from other countries when Canadian websites were unavailable. We have tried our best to include key dates from a number of areas. If you feel an important date has been left off our calendar, please feel free to contact the BCTLA and we will continue to update it. The calendar can be found in “Resources and Publications” in the “Other Publications” section or by clicking this link.
Our conference is almost full! We are stopping online registration on Friday, October 14. In person registration on the day of the conference will have access to the vendors; however, food and many workshops are limited, so they might not be available. Register soon!
In the face of recent attacks, the BC Teacher-Librarians stand together in support of the SOGI curriculum. We condemn any attacks against individual Teacher-Librarians or school library collections. Please find our statement available under “Other Publications” on our website.
We are finally returning to an in-person conference with a virtual option for those who are unable to
attend for October 2022! The conference will be held at New Westminster Secondary School. It is a
15 minute bus ride from New Westminster Skytrain Station for those who will be taking public
For our keynote, we have David Robertson and our endnote is Ivan Coyote. Both will be amazing so don’t
miss out on this opportunity to listen to them speak!
This upcoming conference will also host the 7th Treasure Mountain Canada Research Symposium where Teacher-Librarians will be sharing their research and scholarly writing regarding the role of School Libraries. We look forward to spending Friday evening and Saturday discussing all the changes happening in the T-L World.
Online stream (2 options in each session) + Endnote – $40
Regular In-Person @ New West Secondary – Coffee, Lunch, Keynote, Endnote and multiple options in each session – $125
Treasure Mountain Canada 7 @ New West Secondary – Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch and Research Symposium on Friday night/Saturday – $175
Combined BCTLA In-Person / TMC 7 – $275
Early Bird Registration is happening on our new conference website! All those registered for this conference before June 30th will be entered in an Early Early Bird prize draw for a $50 gift certificate to a book store of your choice.