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Monday, June 3

1:45pm AKDT

M10: Digging Up Your Roots: Family History at Cloverdale Library
Family History is one of the world's fastest growing hobbies. The Family History department at Surrey Libraries’ Cloverdale Branch is an example of how we bring people from many communities (and sometimes continents) together in a shared quest:  How to build your own family tree!  Using basic tools such as Census records, vital records, probate records, and more, and then adding in the newest tool – DNA – we can help you fortify your family tree by discovering stories, facts, and possibly even family members you were unaware of!  Join us for a discussion on how Cloverdale Library provides support, resources and learning opportunities in the fascinating world of family history research.

Please note this is a double session and includes one 15 minute break. 

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Jamie C. Brown

Information Services Technician, Surrey Libraries
Jamie has been interested in family history since knowing that she was the great-granddaughter of a pioneer in Surrey, BC.  She spent years writing letters, trekking to cemeteries, archives and museums, in Canada and abroad, all on the genealogy quest.  And then came the internet... Read More →

Monday June 3, 2019 1:45pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Keith Gordon Room

1:45pm AKDT

M9: Boards and Library Directors: Talking public library governance and public library values

This session is for all library directors and trustees. No matter where you are in governance development and excellence, we guarantee that you will enjoy the session and leave feeling more confident about your public library values and your unique governance roles and responsibilities. You will also leave with renewed connections with your trustee and library directors networks and your associations, ABCPLD and BCLTA.  This highly interactive workshop for trustees and library directors will explore the practices and outcomes of successful strategizing, oversight, and management for public libraries through a lens of public library values, such as diversity and inclusivity, equitable access, intellectual freedom, privacy, and reconciliation.  

Please note this is a double session and includes one 15 minute break. 

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Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Valley Regional Library
Scott Hargrove is the Chief Executive Officer of Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL), in British Columbia, Canada. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the library profession, with extensive experience in both library and technology leadership. His current professional... Read More →
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Babs Kelly

Executive Director, BCLTA
Babs has successfully used a community engagement approach for supporting the development of organizations and boards for over 25 years. She has worked for a variety of non-governmental agencies, businesses, and for the public sector, including public libraries in Ontario, Saskatchewan... Read More →

Monday June 3, 2019 1:45pm - 4:30pm AKDT
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada
Tuesday, June 4

9:30am AKDT

T2: Responding with Respect

Give your front line staff the tools they need to work with clients who may be experiencing distress due to mental illness or stress. Participants gain knowledge on how to recognize those who may be experiencing a mental health problem, respond to them and refer them to further help.

Please note this is a double session and includes one 15 minute break. 

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Mary Lu Spagrud

Manager, Education & Projects, Canadian Mental Health Association
Mary Lu Spagrud is the Manager of Education & Projects for Canadian Mental Health Association – Prince George Branch.  She is an instructor in Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Works, Live Life to the Full, ASIST, SafeTALK and presents on a wide variety of topics relating... Read More →

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:15pm AKDT