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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

F14 - Operations and Administration Roles in BC's Libraries: Creating a Community of Practice

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM–1:45 PM PDT
Salon D
Session Description

Most people working in libraries have a professional identity and an accompanying community of practice they can turn to for support. But what about the number of library professionals whose roles fall outside the traditional positions of Librarian or Library Technician? This session will provide a unique opportunity for Operations Managers, Communication Coordinators, and others working in public or academic libraries to come together to identify peers in order to allow for the creation of a community of practice.


Peggy Lunn, Thompson Rivers University

Peggy Lunn has worked in many roles in school, public, and academic libraries in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and now British Columbia. These roles have ranged across information services, programming, collections, instruction and administration. No matter what the role, what has remained constant is that finding and participating in a community of practice is the best way to get better at your job and enjoy your workplace.