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BC Library Landscape Links

Have you ever wondered what the difference between BCLC and BCLA is? You’re not alone! We’ve gathered all the links to help explain some of the terms and systems that Kootenay libraries use daily as part of the KLF.

BC Libraries Co-operative

BCLC is an organization that builds and maintains fast, reliable, secure, and well-supported IT infrastructure for its members, which includes approximately 200 diverse, Canadian, not-for-profit, library-related organizations. They describe themselves as as a unique hybrid between a traditional library consortium and a technology start-up.


The Library Toolshed is a collaborative initiative where library staff are able to share library training resources, presentations and information on exemplary programs. It is a place of community knowledge and experience. The collection, including its relevancy, currency and authority, is developed by the library community.

The Partnership

The Partnership is Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. It convenes twice a year to collaborate and to develop services and programs for members of their respective associations.


Infopeople provides high-quality professional development opportunities to the library community.


WebJunction builds the knowledge, skills and confidence of library staff to power strong libraries that are the heart of vibrant communities. A program of OCLC Research, WebJunction is free and welcome to all libraries to use, regardless of size, type or location.

Library Associations


BC Library Federations

Provincial Resources