BCLTA AGM 2022

The BCLTA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2022 AGM will be held on October 25th via Zoom starting at 7PM Pacific Time and that the AGM will begin with greetings from Hon. Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

This year the BCLTA is honoured to welcome as the AGM guest speakers David Stevenson, CEO of the Moose Hide Campaign and Ry Moran the University of Victoria’s Associate University Librarian for Reconciliation (the first in Canada) and a founding director of the National Institute for Truth and Reconciliation.

If you have any questions about the guest speaker portion of the AGM please email Babs at babs.kelly@bclta.ca.


AGM Details

  • October 25th, 7pm Pacific Time
  • Via Zoom
  • Watch this page and the Bulletin for agenda, resolutions, and nomination updates
  • Member boards, represented by their trustee delegate(s), are able to vote
  • BCLTA welcomes all BC public library trustees and library directors to attend the AGM

Please email the Executive Director, Jerrilyn Kirk, with any questions about the AGM such as:

  • Confirming who will be voting on behalf of your board
  • Any accessibility requirements such as ASL interpretation

All members are invited to participate in the AGM and library directors are welcome to attend as guests. Each attendee is required to register. To register email Babs Kelly (babs.kelly@bclta.ca) with:

  • your name
  • the name of your BC public library board
  • your role (trustee, board chair or library director)


2022 AGM Package

AGM documents will be posted as they are ready. 

  • BCLTA 2022 AGM Agenda
  • Draft 2021 BCLTA AGM Minutes
  • BCLTA Annual Report 2020-2021
  • BCLTA Financial Report
    • To be presented at the AGM by BCLTA Treasurer David Clark 
  • Resolutions (see resolution information below)
  • Nominations to the BCLTA Board (see nomination information below)
  • 2022 BCLTA Award Nominations

BCLTA 2022 AGM Key Dates

September 8th

  • Begin receiving nominations to the board and posting nominations to the website Nominations remain open until closed by the Nominations Committee at the AGM
  • Posting nominations to the website will end on October 18th
  • More information on the BCLTA Board below
  • Please use the BCLTA Board of Directors Nomination Form

September 16th

  • Special resolutions are to be received by September 16, 2022. Special resolutions will be sent to the ED, Jerrilyn Kirk, Attn: BCLTA Resolutions Committee.

September 26th

  • Posting of the AGM agenda

October 25th

  • The AGM will begin at 7PM (PT) via Zoom on October 25th
  • The reviewed financial statements will be provided at the AGM

Nominate or be Nominated for the BCLTA Board of Directors!

The BCLTA Board is comprised of a President, Treasurer, and 5-9 Directors. The following positions are vacant for the 2020 BCLTA election. The terms of office are 2 years.

  • Director – 4 vacancies

The 2022 Nominations Committee members will soon be posted.

Nominations

  • Nominations received on or before October 18th will be posted on this page

2022 BCLTA Board of Directors Nomination Form

Why BCLTA?

  • We are the professional association for BC public library trustees and boards. We support outstanding governance and represent public library boards to the provincial government, to our partners, and to other relevant organizations.
  • We oversee an association with solid membership support, skilled and committed staff, and strong partnerships.
  • We are effective. 2022/22 was a successful year in implementing our Strategic Framework to 2025 and we are on track for accomplishing even more for our membership in 2022/23. See our Strategic Framework to 2025 and our Convictions.
  • This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your community leadership and governance skills as well as the reputation and impact of your library.  Be part of establishing the strategic direction and providing outstanding oversight for a provincial association that:
    • Supports excellent public library governance province-wide.
    • Works with the Public Library Partners (ABCPLD, BCLA, and BCLC) and other stakeholders on initiatives such as conferences, ministry meetings, the UBCM trade show, and advocacy campaigns.
    • Works collaboratively with the BC Public Library Federations to support the learning and development needs of trustees. 
    • Initiates and contributes to provincial initiatives in coordination with the Public Libraries Branch which is responsible for the oversight of the Library Act, while BCLTA is uniquely responsible for representing and supporting boards established by the Library Act.

Do you, or a trustee you know, have what BCLTA needs?

You must have a commitment to BCLTA and the membership we serve.

This means you are:

  • Knowledgeable and positive about the mandate, work, and potential of BCLTA
  • Committed to attending and fully participating in BCLTA Board meetings (4-6 times per year) and to supporting the work of BCLTA
  • Prepared to champion and represent BCLTA and our membership to government officials, key stakeholders and funders
  • Friendly and will jump at the chance to network and pro-actively represent BCLTA at our annual receptions, meetings, and other events

Please use the 2022 BCLTA Board of Directors Nomination Form

 


Resolutions

Resolutions received will be posted by September 20th. 

Special resolutions are to be received by September 18, 2022. Please send resolutions to the Executive Director, Jerrilyn Kirk Attn: BCLTA Resolutions Committee.

The 2022 Resolution Committee members will soon be announced.

If you find samples helpful, we suggest this one from ALA

Please include the following when submitting a resolution and be brief.

  1. Resolution Title
  2. Reason for Resolution
  3. Any known impact, risk, or fiscal and policy implications
  4. Resolution history – if any
  5. The Resolution:
    • Proposal – the ‘Whereas’ clauses
    • Resolution or Action – the ‘Resolved’ lines
  6. Moved by
  • Name
  • Name of public library board
  • Telephone
  • Email
  1. Seconded by
  • Name
  • Name of public library board name
  • Telephone
  • Email

Please email Jerrilyn Kirk with any questions about the AGM such as:

  • Confirming who will be voting on behalf of your board
  • Any accessibility requirements such as ASL interpretation

All members are invited to participate in the AGM and library directors are welcome to attend as guests. Each attendee is required to register. To register email Babs Kelly (babs.kelly@bclta.ca) with:

  • your name
  • the name of your BC public library board
  • your role (trustee, board chair or library director)