A Deep Dive into Terms of Reference and Governance
Attendees reviewed several suggested changes to the TOR, then dove deep into a facilitated discussion of governance and representation. Attendees identified pros and cons of the current governance structure, and discussed potential improvements - a fascinating discussion with multiple viewpoints. The many perspectives and suggestions were collected and will be brought forward to the Steering Committee for further exploration.
ILL Transaction Fee Discussion
Next up was a facilitated session to discuss eliminating interlibrary loan (ILL) fees for non-returnables – a topic of conversation around BC ELN circles for almost a decade. Previous to the meeting, the BC ELN Office shared a backgrounder to prepare meeting attendees. Ultimately, attendees chose to recommend that ILL transaction fees be removed, with suggested considerations. Further communication about the Steering Committee’s decision on ILL transaction fees and resulting changes will be coming in the new year.
Pitches for BC ELN's 'Back Pocket'
The day ended with a highly engaging activity where attendees developed “back pocket pitches” – compelling proposals for BC ELN to have at the ready should the Ministry approach us with additional funding opportunities.
As with every year, the day was full of interesting talk, good food, and lots of creative thinking. BC ELN is a fortunate group to have such active participation in these meetings!