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Librarians across the BLC membership continue to support faculty and students during the current pandemic. Special collections and health sciences librarians are thinking through the ways in which it is appropriate to archive and provide...
During this time of uncertainty and rapidly shifting information, ILL librarians at member institutions should update and check the Resource Sharing COI's list-serv and wiki for changes in lending/borrowing activities within the BLC. The Resource...
The BLC Leads program continues in 2020 with a new cohort. A selection committee selected twenty participants for this year's program and all have accepted the invitation to participate. Participants work at thirteen of the...
The Boston Library Consortium is searching for a new Executive Director upon the retirement of Susan Stearns, who has led the Consortium for seven years. The search, managed by Koya Leadership Partners , coincides with...
As part of ongoing professional development efforts, the BLC has secured a 20% discount on Library Juice Academy (LJA) courses for staff at member institutions. LJA offers courses along a wide spectrum of topics of...
The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced the recent acquisition of the papers of whistleblower and political activist Daniel Ellsberg. In a press release on the University's website, Dean of Libraries Simon Neame observed, "Throughout his...
The Boston Library Consortium's 50th anniversary is fast approaching. In 2020, the Consortium will celebrate half a century of collaboration and resource sharing. To help mark the occassion, the BLC has set funds aside to...
Following discussions at the June meeting of the BLC Board of Directors, the Board approved a formal Code of Conduct for the BLC. This follows affirmation of the Core Values of the BLC, which in...
Representatives from Ex Libris participated in a vendor solutions day for the BLC membership. The agenda for the day included updates on Alma and related products, as well as overviews of upcoming offerings, such as...
Joanne Riley, Interim Dean of University Libraries, University of Massachusetts-Boston, has received the 2019 Bay State Legacy Award. The award is presented by the Massachusetts Historical Alliance to individuals who have "made an outstanding contribution...

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