History

Important Dates

  • 1939: BC School Librarians’ Association founded
  • 1958: The BC School Librarians’ Association begins publishing The Bookmark journal
  • 1976: The Ministry of Education “Sources and Resources” project begins to develop a Handbook for BC school library professionals
  • 1978: In Vancouver, Ken Haycock and others develop a new term—”teacher-librarian”—to describe the professional in the school library and express the teaching role of the school librarian
  • 1981: The annual Working and Learning Conditions surveys begin
  • 1983: Name changed to BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association
  • 1986: BCTLA publishes Fuel for Change: Cooperative Program Planning and Teaching
  • 1987: BCTLA submits a brief to the Royal Commission on Education
  • 1990: Developing Independent Learners: The Role of the School Library Resource Centre is published by the Ministry of Education
  • 1991: Literature Connections: The Teacher and Teacher-Librarian Partnership is published by the Ministry of Education
  • 2000: BCTLA publishes The Research Quest
  • 2011: BCTLA publishes The Points of Inquiry: A Framework for Information Literacy and the 21st-Century Learner
  • 2014: BCTLA publishes From School Library to Library Learning Commons: A Pro-Active Model for Educational Change

 

Past Presidents

BCSLA Presidents
1939-1940 Muriel Carruthers*
1940-1941 Margaret (Rathie) Ginther
1941-1942 Jean Woodrow
1942-1943 Margaret Cook
1943-1944 Jean (Witbeck) Vick
1944-1945 Mary Coleman*
1945-1946 Cordy Mackay & Myrtle Batchelor
1946-1947 Myrtle Batchelor
1947-1949 Lucy Howell*
1949-1951 Margaret Murray
1951-1953 Hilda Smith
1953-1955 Christine Sutherland
1955-1957 Josie MacDonald
1957-1958 May Martin
1958-1959 Dorothy McLellan
1959-1960 Dorothy Williams
1960-1961 Marion Wylie*
1961-1962 Ed Burchak
1962-1963 Harry Newsom
1963-1964 Grace d’Arcy
1964-1965 Mary Coggin
1965-1966 Ed Albrecht
1966-1967 Robert Brown
1967-1968 Margaretta Rice
1968-1969 Alan Fraser
1969-1970 Elsie Wagner
1970-1971 Roger Behn
1971-1972 Fran Sbrocchi
1972-1973 Gerry Constable
1973-1974 Mel Rainey
1974-1976 Angela Thacker*
1976-1977 Blair Greenwood*
1977-1978 Doug Trounce
1978-1979 Mel Maglio
1979-1980 Glen Pinch
1980-1982 William Scott*
1982-1983 Alan Knight*
BCTLA Presidents
1983-1984 Alan Knight*
1984-1986 Liz Austrom
1986-1988 Barbara Hall
1988-1990 Diana Poole*
1990-1992 Patricia Finlay
1992-1994 Kristina Nellis
1994-1995 Judith Kootte
1995-1998 Gerald Soon
1998-2001 Mark Roberts
2001-2003 Joan Eaton & Kay Treadgold
2003-2005 Mary Locke
2005-2007 Pat Parungao
2008-2009 Bonnie McComb & Heather Daly
2009-2017 Heather Daly
2017- Jessica Bonin

* Deceased

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