Category Archives: Leadership

celebrating culture

This past weekend, our library held a community event called Connection, Acceptance and Community: an Unconference, in partnership with the school district. Last month we held an event In Honour of the Community Commitment to Truth, Healing & Reconciliation, in … Continue reading

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a true champion of our freedom to read

It’s been a while since I last blogged in this space, but this past week’s honouring of our Freedom to Read has inspired me to write. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about … Continue reading

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collective capacity

It’s been three months since I started my new job as a chief librarian. The work environment is obviously very different from the government setting where I previously worked as the provincial librarian. But the vision for community-connected modern library … Continue reading

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Chattanooga’s on the right track

When everyone is capable of creating and distributing content, what can a library look like? An answer might be found in Tennessee. Blessed with a progressive mayor who wanted to make the library his legacy in a city that made … Continue reading

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lean into literacy

In honour of this year’s winner of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, BC’s Superintendent of Reading, Maureen Dockendorf, and I travelled this week to Powell River Public Library. Powell River Public Library has been described as “the little … Continue reading

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