BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

Awards and Grant Nominations 2022

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Do you know of an amazing teacher-librarian that deserves recognition for all their hard work, especially during this time of pandemic? Check out the Awards & Grants page to see more details about the many opportunities for recognition. The BCTLA also offers grants to individuals and chapters that are working towards improving their teacher-librarianship practices and policies, and need funds to make it happen. Click on the this link to fill out a nomination form or grant application: https://form.jotform.com/213625811156250 (Deadline: March 15, 2022).

Work and Learning Conditions Survey 2022

It’s that time of year where we ask our teacher-librarian colleagues to please fill out the Work and Learning Conditions Survey for the BCTLA. The information coalited from here helps us to create position statements about the needs of teacher-librarians across the province and to advocate for you and your library learning commons programs. We ask that chapter councilors pass this link on to all their district colleagues. The more teacher-librarians that complete this survey, the better picture we have of provincial issues and concerns. Thanks in advance for your participation!

https://form.jotform.com/213385694452059 (Deadline: February 7, 2022)

Emergency BCTLA Conference Link

Currently the conference website has crashed for all PSAs. We had to remove the direct link as our Zoom meeting was hacked. Our conference and tech guru, Joseph Jeffrey is working madly to get the other links available to presenters and participants, so your patience is appreciated.

EDIT: Hopefully, you were able to receive the document with all the direct links to workshop sessions. If you didn’t get it, please ask a TL colleague for help as we don’t want a repeat of what happened this morning by posting it on social media.

The updated schedule:

Session 1 10:20-11:05

Session 2 11:15-12:00

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Vendor Session 1:00-1:45

Keynote: Jael Richardson 2:00-3:00

Fall 2021 Newletter

BCTLA 2021 Conference Update

We recognize that many people are fatigued by virtual meetings and workshops so the BCTLA decided to offer some additional incentives for registering at our conference this year. We’re offering some fun activities to connect with our colleagues and multiple opportunities to win prizes. Who doesn’t love winning free stuff?! If you or your colleagues haven’t registered for the conference yet here are a few reasons to do so:

  • BCTLA Social on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm. First, awards for some superb Teacher-Librarians across BC and then it’s time to play the mother of all book quizzes, presented by the BCTLA’s Quizmaster, Keely Thornton. Are you ready to get nerdy with some book trivia? Play individually or play with a friend. Prizes for the winners!
  • Photo Booth Contest -Use the conference photo booth app to create a memorable photo. Share for a chance to win prizes.
  • If you register by Friday, October 8th, you will be entered for an early bird draw for a $50 gift certificate to the book store of your choice and a chance to win free registration to next year’s conference.
  • Vendor Letter Hunt -Find 9 or more letters at our conference vendors and you are entered in the draw for a chance to win 1 of 6 prizes.
  • Vendor Word Find -A word will be put into the chat at some point during the vendor’s session. Attend a minimum of two sessions and find two words to enter for more prizes.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!