Author Archives: Jacqueline van Dyk

Inspiring Links for Today

“We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us. Our workplaces, where we spend so much time–we often think they began with our arrival. That’s not true.” – Mitch Albom … Continue reading

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where it all comes together

On March 11, an over-capacity crowd of 300+ people gathered together to celebrate and remember the extraordinary life of Brian Campbell. People came from all facets of Brian’s extensive network of communities: family, friends, work colleagues, and social activist comrades. … Continue reading

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summertime and the readin’ is easy…

As children return to school this week, we can look back on another great summer of reading. Summer is always one of my favourite times in a public library – the place is hopping with happy summer readers of all … Continue reading

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Under the Hood

On Thursday, May 12, North Vancouver District Public Library was proud to deliver a panel presentation, Under the Hood: Honest Stories of Disruptive Change in a Public Library, at the BC Libraries Conference held in Richmond, BC. In alignment with the … Continue reading

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indie authors, indie libraries

One of the great joys in life is to celebrate the launch of a new book. Particularly when one knows something of the effort, struggle and personal investment of the author – the story behind the story makes it that … Continue reading

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