Rural Libraries Conference

Every year, over 150 delegates from school and public libraries in northern Alberta, northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories attend Peace Library System's Rural Libraries Conference. The conference, held in late September each year, is an excellent professional development opportunity during which delegates will have the chance to network, visit an exhibitor tradeshow, and attend a variety of sessions, on topics ranging from programming to board relations to collection development.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and extended physical distancing restrictions, the 2020 Rural Libraries Conference will not take place in-person. Instead, Peace Library System will partner with other library organizations in Alberta for a virtual conference. 

2020 Virtual Conference

Parkland Regional Library System, The Alberta Library, Peace Library System & Yellowhead Regional Library are pleased to announce their first joint conference: Stronger Together.

Stronger Together is the first fully virtual conference for the Alberta public library community, and features 4 keynote speakers, 24 sessions, networking, and vendor opportunities, all presented to conference attendees in an online environment. Registration is free and open to everyone who cares about public libraries. Seats are limited.  Visit our website to learn more