Author Archives: NewToBC

Wishing You Love And Joy

And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong For rich and the poor ones The world is so wrong – John Lennon This year has been a tough one. We have watched and listened to a rise in … Continue reading

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Chief Librarian, Surinder Bhogal, on the Library Champions Project and the Future of Surrey Libraries

Surinder Bhogal, Chief Librarian at the Surrey Libraries, is deeply committed to the Surrey Libraries, and has a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with her new responsibility. She is a strong proponent of the Library Champions Project. … Continue reading

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Seeing the Richness of our Libraries through Edith’s Eyes

What we take for granted in our public libraries offers richness for newcomers. Our libraries provide a welcoming community full of resources: books in multiple languages, workshops, and programs for adults, youth and children, that are accessible to everyone. Edith, … Continue reading

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Senior Officer in UN Population Fund Becomes Library Champion

Tell me how you discovered the Library Champions project? I was looking for a job when I arrived in BC last February and also trying to make use of my time. I did not have much of a connection with … Continue reading

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From Biomedical Engineer to Library Champion. Meet Sanam.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical engineering in 2014 and, just two days after graduation, I moved to Vancouver from Iran. While I was a university student, I worked at a medical equipment company while studying. I also volunteered at … Continue reading

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From Hong Kong to Vancouver, Grace became a Library Champion. She heard about this volunteer opportunity through a friend who had participated in this project. After completing her Library Champion volunteer opportunity, she moved on to become a member of … Continue reading

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A Thank You and a Welcome

Eleven library systems in thirteen communities across the Metro Vancouver area support NewToBC by raising awareness about project services by hosting cycles of the Library Champions project, and by participating as members of the NewToBC Steering Committee. Members of the … Continue reading

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