Winter Tonic 2020 Registration

Registration (2 steps)

    1. Register using this form or the paper form you received in your VSB mailbox.
    2. Mail payment cash/cheque (payable to VTLA) to Judy Fung, Teacher-Librarian at Edith Cavell Elementary, before Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

VSB – send via blue bag


Non VSB – send by regular mail to:

Judy Fung

Edith Cavell Elementary School

500 West 20th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5Z 1X7

How Advertising Manipulates Kids


Friends of the School Library presents

Liz Schultze from Cinematique

Understanding How Advertising Manipulates Kids

Parents, students and staff are invited to join us on

Wednesday, October 28th from 7 – 9 pm in the Eric Hamber Library

to hear Liz speak about media literacy.

Light refreshments.

5025 Willow Street, Vancouver

FOSL Invitation 2015



Do you want to connect with other TLs in the district? Do you want to learn about and discuss issues important to TLs? Consider joining the Vancouver Teacher Librarians’ Association Executive. We meet approximately once a month, have lively discussions and great snacks. Even if you are not ready to commit yet, please come to the


Where: Charles Dickens Elementary Library

When: Wednesday September 30, 3:45pm to 5:15

Sushi and other snacks provided starting at 3:45. We are very lucky to have Kenzo  Lackmance of Kibune Sushi, Yew and Cornwall, making sushi for us at the AGM. The meeting will begin at 4:00pm. Bring a book you have read recently and would recommend for other school libraries if you would like to share. VTLA Executive to be elected at this meeting.

Hope to see you there!
Book Share
Election of executive
October 23 Pro-D
National School Library Day


75th Annual BCTLA Conference

 2014 BCTLA Conference October 23 and 24, 2014

Celebrating our 75th Anniversary!


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granville island

Held at Granville Island with the Vancouver Writers Fest

$75  – Friday Conference (special price for the 75th Anniversary)

$40  – BCTLA membership, $15 for students, TOCs, retirees, $63 for Non BCTF members

$35  – Thursday night Gala Award Dinner at Bridges restaurant, 3 course dinner

Your $75 registration includes:

two tickets to the Writers Fest,

a USB with Vancouver TL created materials (Pro-D on a Stick)

Continental breakfast catered by Bread Garden.

Vendor displays at False Creek Elementary

Vendor-sponsored lunch


Thursday, October 23 at 6pm

Gala Awards Dinner at Bridges restaurant!  Special Guests!

Seating is limited so register early!  Registration starts September 15 2014.

Friday, October 24 at 8 am


Please note!  Pay parking at Granville Island. No free parking available at the school.

Wear your walking shoes and be prepared for rain – of course!

8 to 9:30 AM – Register at False Creek Elementary School.

9:40 AM – Walk over to your Writers Fest venue for the 10 AM program.

11:30 – lunch at False Creek Elementary.  Last chance to shop with vendors!

12:30  – Walk over to Granville Island for your 1 pm Writers Fest program. Vendors pack up and leave.

Thank you for coming to beautiful Vancouver and

supporting the Vancouver Writers Fest.

Congratulations to all of us for 75 years of excellent service to the students,

teachers and parents of British Columbia!


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Buffy Hamilton is coming!!!

The BCTLA summer institute this year is a good one!  Buffy Hamilton is coming August 26!!!

Buffy Hamilton is best known in the school library community as the Unquiet Librarian. She is an ALA Cutting Edge Library Service Award Winner, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker award recipient.

The third session looks particularly exciting: Participatory Culture
“What are the qualities that distinguish sites of participatory learning and how might school libraries contextualize their role as co-learners that can collaboratively construct the possibilities of print and digital information, and new literacies, through inquiry-driven work? After a presentation of these principles and and concepts, we’ll engage in small and large group exploration of the possibilities, strategies, and real-world examples across a range of library environments to re-imagine the modern school library.”

Get more information about this exciting day and register online HERE.

Please note: this professional development event is planned by teachers for teachers.  There are no union barriers to teachers attending this event.  Coming together as colleagues to share and build our practice is a powerful way to counteract the stresses of our current bargaining situation.