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BC Library Conference 2020

F06: BCLTA & ABCPLD STREAM: Session 1 – Governance, community and power.

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM–10:15 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting Room #6
Session Description

Ginger Gosnell-Myers will start our day of governance focused discussions and learning with "How a commitment to Reconciliation became a pathway to Innovation and Justice". Her talk will be followed by Q&A and open discussion.

This day of sessions with a focus on public library governance is hosted by the BC Library Trustees Association (BCLTA) and the Association of BC Public Library Directors. Drop by and meet BCLTA and ABCPLD staff and board members. Babs Kelly (BCLTA) and Andrea Freeman (ABCPLD) will be on hand to welcome everyone, facilitate activities and Q&As, and as the day progresses will hand out goodies and prizes as needed.


Ginger Gosnell-Myers

Ginger Gosnell-Myers, of Nisga’a and Kwakwak'awakw heritage has been exploring and working in urban Indigenous communities for over 20 years. Currently, she's SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue’s Indigenous Fellow with a focus on Decolonization and Urban Indigenous Planning. Ginger was the City of Vancouver‘s first Indigenous Relations Manager where she was central to advancing Vancouver as the world's first City of Reconciliation, responsible for creating and implementing the framework that guided more than 75 initiatives. She has delivered a TEDx Talk, ‘Canadian Shame: A history of Residential Schools’, and a Walrus Talk, ‘Who do you think we are’.