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BC Library Conference 2020

F10 - Pop-up Libraries as Creative Social Infrastructure.

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:45 AM–12:00 PM EDT
Meeting Room #4
Session Description

Libraries are the heart of their communities. How do we continue to be that cornerstone of civic life when we are faced with an unexpected closure or temporary relocation due to a renovation? We set up a Pop-up library!

This session will explore the experiences of how two libraries, Terry Fox Library and Cloverdale Library, navigated their temporary closures and set up a successful Pop-up library in their community. Learn how you can set up a successful Pop-up library in your community - we’ll discuss everything from reaching out to community partners to how the Pop-up collection will function in your ILS.


Tanya Thiessen, Surrey Libraries

Tanya has worked for Surrey Libraries since 2002. She is currently the Manager of Cloverdale branch, as well as the Clayton branch (under construction).

Amy Ashmore, Surrey Libraries

Amy Ashmore is currently the Manager of Collections Services at Surrey Libraries.

Kimberley Constable, Fraser Valley Regional Library

Kimberley Constable started with FVRL fresh out of UBC SLAIS in 2008, and she has held a variety of positions at FVRL over the years. She has managed the City of Langley Library and Terry Fox Library since 2016.