Laura Vilness: BCLTA Board Nomination

I am an avid reader and passionate about public libraries. They are public spaces that provide all people with access to entertainment, ideas, and information which enrich their lives in a safe and comfortable place. I have a great desire to continue to be a voice for public libraries through the BCLTA. I appreciate the connections and training that are available for Library Trustees and will continue to support this through my local Board and, hopefully, through the BCLTA Board.

I am a retired educator who spent my career working as a teacher, consultant and administrator in Saskatchewan school divisions. My husband and I moved to Pender Island in 2018 and one of my first forays into the community was to join the Pender Island Public Library as a volunteer and then as a Board member. I have been on the Pender Island Public Library Board for 2 ½ years and have been in the Chair position for 1 ½ of those years and greatly enjoy the work. I have extensive experience, primarily in education, with policy governance and leadership. Much of my life has been focused on public education and involvement in the library is an extension of that work.

I would be honoured to serve as a Director on the Board of the BCLTA.

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