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Retirement of BCLA Executive Director

February 6, 2021

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) this week announced the retirement of Executive Director Annette DeFaveri at the end of June 2021.

It is with mixed feelings that I announce that BCLA’s Executive Director, Annette DeFaveri, will be retiring as of June 30, 2021. Mixed feelings, because we will miss Annette’s vision, drive and good humour, but delighted that Annette will have the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of retirement.

Annette joined the BC Library Association as Executive Director in 2012 after working in the not-for-profit sector for the first half of her working life. She has held a number of library positions including Library Assistant at the NVDPL, Children’s Librarian at VPL, National Coordinator of The Working Together Project, Manager of Children’s and Youth Services at VPL, Consultant with the Ministry of Education, and then her current position with BCLA. As the Executive Director of BCLA, Annette steered us through a major overhaul of our Association bylaws, revamped our finances, reframed our annual conference, restructured our Board, and ably managed the Association over the last year through our continuing pandemic times. She and her staff have rebuilt our day to day operations to reflect our new virtual reality.

We will certainly have more to say about Annette’s retirement come June 30th, 2021.

The BCLA Board continues to work with Annette to ensure a smooth transition to her successor and will have more information on the recruiting process in the weeks ahead.

Christine Middlemass
President, BC Library Association

(Via British Columbia Library Association)

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