- April 7, 2020 Proposed Board Meeting Agenda
- March 3, 2020 Draft Minutes
- ED Report, February 26th to March 28th, 2020
- Bookkeeper Report – Year End Financials for 2019/2020
- Board Policy Manual Update: 3.11 Board Meeting Expectations
Louise recently retired as the Director of Access Transit Service Delivery at Coast Mountain Bus Company, where she was employed for 28 years in various roles throughout the organization including being responsible for overseeing the operations of HandyDART including customer feedback, eligibility, and implementing many new initiatives. In addition to the Library Board, Louise volunteers her time on non-profit boards and with community organizations assisting new Canadians. Louise has successfully completed numerous courses in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation through the Justice Institute of BC. Louise has experience in fundraising and grant submissions through her volunteer work. In her spare time Louise loves to play with her four grandchildren, all who are under the age of 3!
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BCLTA November 2019 Proposed Board Agenda
BCLTA Correspondence November 2019
BCLTA ED Report November 2019
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BCLTA Governance Workshops Pilot Project Proposal November 2019
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Letter Template (Word)
June **, 2019
Attention: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
Regarding 2020 BC Government Budget Priorities
Dear Committee Members,
This submission is on behalf of (organization, board, library),
It is urgent that (I/we) bring to your immediate attention the importance of provincial support for public libraries. Public libraries are the only public institutions that are truly equitable in providing services for all community members so that they may participate in, and benefit from the social and economic development of their communities. Public libraries are also the only freely accessible public spaces for all British Columbians to connect with, learn about, and experience, the advantages of living in this province.
We know that public libraries significantly contribute to the government’s goals for making life more affordable, improving services, and building a strong, sustainable and innovative economy for all British Columbians. This committee is aware of the important role of public libraries from the annual UBCM resolutions regarding provincial public library funding and from the compelling stories and evidence annually submitted to this committee from public library trustees, staff, community members, and local government officials from across the province.
(I/we) appreciate the provincial government’s recognition of the public library funding issue. In 2017 the provincial government, in response to the UBCM Resolution B60, acknowledged that the cost of delivering public library services has increased with changing technology and other demands. We are heartened that we all share the understanding of the need for adequate and reliable provincial funding for public libraries.
Across the 247 public library service points serving BC we are making a difference to community social and economic development and individual well-being through:
(I, organization, library board name, ….) urge the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to act on our shared understanding that provincial government financial support is critical to the successful continuance of public libraries and their positive impact on BC communities.
While libraries appreciate the stability of grant funding that government has provided since 2010 (approximately $14 million per year), the lack of regular increases means that each year libraries receive less and less support, due to inflationary pressures. After many years of this, libraries are falling behind in their ability to meet growing needs. Since 2009 the public library community has asked that the provincial government provide funding for public libraries that at a minimum includes annual increases to account for inflation. Despite these repeated requests, for the past decade public libraries have received no increase to funding.
This year we are asking the provincial government for $20 million for public libraries in 2020 as this will help address the chronic under-funding, lack of increases for inflation, and past government cuts.
Your attention to this urgent issue is appreciated.
(name and if applicable position in organization or library)
Minister Fleming, Ministry of Education
The BC Public Library Partners:
Scott Hargrove, Chair, Association of BC Public Library Directors
Babs Kelly, Executive Director, BC Library Trustees Association
Annette DeFaveri, Executive Director, BC Library Association
Kevin Millsip, Executive Director, BC Libraries Cooperative
Victoria City Motion May 2019: