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Current Projects and Events

In the spirit of resource sharing, the KLF will regularly organize programs and events so that member libraries don’t have to – all they have to do is invite their patrons to attend.

 

Author Talk

Announcing Author Talk: Elisha Rose, March 6 th , 6:30 PT/ 7:30 MT. Elisha is the author of I Am Worthy: There is No Love Without Truth, a memoir of her experiences loving an addict and keeping secrets. This is a free zoom event. Elisha’s story is based on her belief that addiction is a disease. Elisha’s story is about resilience, compassion, tremendous vulnerability, and most of all, possibility. There will be time for questions and open discussion following the presentation. This event is open to all libraries in the federation. Promotional materials such as posters and suggested media blurbs are available for use.

 

Accessibility Plan

December 3 rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD): Removing Visible and Invisible Barriers. IDPD mobilizes support for critical issues relatingto theinclusion of persons with disabilities, promotes awareness-raising about disability issues and draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.

The Kootenay Libraries Accessibility Committee has recently created an Accessibility Plan. To advertise the plan and get feedback from your patrons, we have created a poster and suggested newsletter/social media blurbs you can use for your library.

 

Summer Reading Club Training

Summer Reading Club Logo

The KLF supports an annual orientation to the BC Summer Reading Club for member libraries.The session is recorded and can be accessed anytime by summer students and library staff. The video is behind a password for privacy protection. Please contact the KLF Executive Director for the password.

 

Kootenay Teen News

The KLF launched a library-published teen newspaper as a community engagement tool and to provide a platform for fostering local youth voices. The purpose of this initiative is to connect a community of inquisitive and expressive teens, support media literacy, and increase the relevancy of library services among the teen population. The editorial teams provides guidance to teens in creating news stories – by working with them personally and putting on workshops throughout the year on local journalism. We produce an issue every second month and send physical copies to each library, high school and youth centre in the Kootenays.

Click on the KTN page for past and current issues, as well as submission guideline.

If you are an educator or library staff looking to promote the program, see the KTN Backgrounder. 

Event Series BCLA Conference

BCLA Conference

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

The 2024 BC Library Conference theme is Commitment – Courage – Community. Our work and the context we work in is complex, difficult, and at times overwhelming. However, those same […]

Event Series BCLA Conference

BCLA Conference

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

The 2024 BC Library Conference theme is Commitment – Courage – Community. Our work and the context we work in is complex, difficult, and at times overwhelming. However, those same […]

Event Series BCLA Conference

BCLA Conference

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

The 2024 BC Library Conference theme is Commitment – Courage – Community. Our work and the context we work in is complex, difficult, and at times overwhelming. However, those same […]

Event Series CATS Online Roundtable

CATS Online Roundtable

Online via Zoom

CATS Online Roundtables are hour-long forums where library staff who work in childrens and teen services gather to share their successes, brainstorm dilemmas, identify trends and offer support. The emphasis […]