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Staying Connected During COVID-19

Staying Connected During COVID-19

Last Updated 2020/04/06

Here are some of the innovative library services and programs in the Northwest during the COVID-19 library closures: Hazelton District Public Library has a beautiful locally drawn colouring sheet posted on their Facebook page, available for download. Houston Public Library is offering curb-side pickup of materials. Call ahead to order your books and pick them

Learning Opportunity: Achieving Organizational Outcomes through Effective Change Management

Last Updated 2018/10/09

Registration for the course, Achieving Organizational Outcomes through Effective Change Management, is now open. This is your opportunity to join learners from libraries across the province in a course designed to explore approaches to navigating change that increase collaboration, increase internal, external and community stakeholder engagement and mitigate the risks associated with poorly managed change

NWLF Fall Conference (October 19-20, 2018)

Last Updated 2018/09/07

The Northwest Library Federation will be holding a Fall Conference from October 19-20, 2018 in partnership with Houston Public Library. A detailed conference schedule is available HERE. If you are planning to attend the 2018 NWLF Fall Conference, please REGISTER HERE by Monday, October 1, 2018. The Sunshine Inn in Houston, BC is offering a special room rate for

Hazelton seeks an Interim Chief Librarian

Last Updated 2018/06/08

Hazelton District Public Library (HDPL) is looking for an Interim Chief Librarian for coverage of a one-year maternity leave beginning May 2018. Further details about this opportunity can be found here: Interim Chief Librarian – Job Posting. Please note, the March 30th application deadline is coming up quickly! To give prospective applicants a little taste of this community, HDPL recently hosted

Granisle Public Library seeks a Director

Last Updated 2018/03/28

Granisle Public Library is seeking a Library Director. See the posting below for details. Granisle Public Library Library Director The Granisle Public Library has an exciting opportunity for a part-time (24.5 hours per week) Library Director. Working under the direction of the volunteer Board of Directors, the successful candidate will oversee the staff, along with

NWLF Job Opportunity

Last Updated 2018/01/18

Director, Northwest Library Federation Position Description: The Northwest Library Federation Director supports and facilitates the collaborative partnership activities of its seven member libraries. Reporting to the NWLF board of directors, the Director manages the organization’s operations, oversees implementation of policies, and ensures attainment of organizational strategic goals and objectives. The Director works closely with the

A New Home for Stewart Public Library

Last Updated 2017/10/25

The relocation of the Stewart Public Library to a downtown, storefront location in September has already contributed to major change for both the library and the town. Because the library formerly shared space with the public school, it was constrained by school open hours. “The new space allows the library to be open at night and

Smithers Public Library Wins Provincial Library Award

Last Updated 2017/06/02

Smithers Public Library is the recipient of the inaugural British Columbia Library Association’s (BCLA) Building Better Communities Award for its extensive work building a relationship with the local First Nation (Wet’suwet’en) community. This included promoting the library as a community hub and safe space and partnering with outside organizations to extend services beyond the library’s walls.

Terrace Public Library Builds Library of Things

Last Updated 2017/04/29

Residents of Terrace now have free borrowing access to musical instruments, sporting equipment, a sewing machine, a GoPro, and — coming soon — power tools, all at their public library. TPL’s new inventory joins smaller objects already lent by the library such as binoculars, games, and raspberry Pi kits. Thanks to a number of donations and

KPL: A Community Hub for French in Kitimat

Last Updated 2017/02/28

Kitimat Public Library’s French language programs provide tremendous value to the families from France and Quebec arriving in Kitimat each year for work, and position the library as a centre for French language and culture in the community. Along with substantial holdings of materials in French, the library serves francophone patrons in their own language, and is typically the sole community