Shifting Governance: Important conversations for our times

What it is 
A series of conversations hosted by the Association of BC Public Library Directors (ABPLD) and the BCLTA.
  • Reconciliation and Relationship Building
    • May 20, 2021 6:30pm to 8pm (Pacific Time)
    • See event details here.
  • Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression workshop
    • June 17, 2021 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Pacific Time)
    • See event details here.
  • Effective Trust Based Relationships (Fall 2021) More sessions coming in 2022!

These aren’t “trainings”, rather they are facilitated conversations that create a safe space for library directors and trustees to share experiences, aspirations, and concrete goals that build on the unique mandate of their public library, and support effective community-focused public library governance.

Why this matters

  • This series will focus on the “big topics” that matter to our communities, to our funders, and to our government partners.
  • These discussions are so much more than a checklist or an initiative in a strategic plan. These are topics that represent a larger cultural shift, a fundamental change in the way we view our work as a governance team and in the library.
  • We know these big topics matter, but too often we don’t find the space or time to reflect on how they might impact public library governance. This series creates a safe space for your governance team to learn, ask questions, reflect, and decide together what next steps you’d like to take for your library.

What makes this series powerful is you joining a collective conversation with public library governance teams across BC.

What makes this series powerful is you joining a collective conversation with public library governance teams across BC.

This series needs you!

Wherever you are in your journey of engaging with these big topics, it is valuable and your voice is needed in these conversations.

Together, we’ll strengthen the whole leadership network of boards and library directors which in turn will strengthen and lift up all of our public libraries.

Questions or comments, email your association: