The Boston Library Consortium actively supports professional development and training opportunities for its member libraries.  Recent news and upcoming events are described below.  Anyone wishing to work with the BLC on an event or program, should contact the Executive Director.

 

Please NOTE that the events listed below are open only to staff at BLC member libraries unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming Events

August 27, 2019
Webinar

Sarah Hutton, Head of Student Success & Engagement at the W.E.B. DuBois Library (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and a member of the 2018 BLC Leads cohort, will provide an overview of her experiences in the program and their continued impact on her career and institution. Her presentation will also address the program's cohort model and its benefits.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 27th from 1:00-2:00pm. Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2544285700810103820

Webinar attendees will leave the webinar with an understanding of the program structure and its applicability to their work and institutions. More information about the BLC Leads program, which will open for applications for the 2020 cycle in the fall, is available on the BLC website.

About Sarah:

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Research & Learning, Sarah leads a department of 11 FTE and 40+ student employees, advocating for, promoting, and providing innovative technologies, spaces and education that will most effectively allow undergraduates at UMass Amherst and the Five Colleges to become more creative, technologically adept, and critically engaged in research and scholarship. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in counselling (dual minors in psychology and art), a master’s degree in library and information studies (including information literacy instruction certificate), and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Educational Policy and Leadership program in the College of Education. Sarah's contact informatio is shutton@library.umass.edu

September 12, 2019
Webinar

Save the date for this upcoming webinar on Licensing! The webinar will be presented by Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist at the University of Connecticut Libraries, on Thursday, September 12th, from 11:00am-12:00pm.

Webinar details are forthcoming.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6785737566886311179

September 17, 2019
Webinar

A number of the BLC member libraries currently use the document delivery services from ReprintsDesk.  The Article Galaxy Collection is a new offering from ReprintsDesk and may be of interest to supplement your current offerings.  The Collection features articles from over 40,000 journals and chapters from over 450,000 books, ideal for filling gaps in your collection holdings. To hear more about The Article Galaxy Scholar Collection, plan to attend the informational webinar on  Tuesday, September 17th at 2pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/708673028364624908

During this 30-minute webinar, Reprints Desk will provide an overview of the Article Galaxy Scholar Collection of journal articles with special copyright royalty rates and demonstrate how their services streamlines article acquisition workflows both directly and through integrations with systems such as EBSCO, Alma, ILLiad, Odyssey and RapidILL. The webinar will include a brief demo of the Article Galaxy Scholar Platform currently in development, which will provide semi-automated mediation service for on-demand document delivery.

The webinar will be recorded and shared via the BLC website upon completion.
 

September 26, 2019
Meeting

The Heads of Resource Management Committee will have an in-person meeting on Thursday, September 26th from 10:00am-12:30pm. Location and agenda details will be shared via the Committee's list-serv.

October 11, 2019
Meeting

The Fall meeting of the BLC Media COI will take place on Friday, October 11th from 11am-2pm at UMass Amherst. The agenda and additional information will be shared via the Media COI list-serv.

October 24, 2019
Meeting

The Heads of Resource Management Committee will have a virtual meeting on Thursday, October 24th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Log in and agenda details will be shared via the Committee's list-serv.

December 05, 2019
Meeting

The Heads of Resource Management Committee will have an in-person meeting on Thursday, December 5th from 10:00am-12:30pm. Location and agenda details will be shared via the Committee's list-serv.

June 11, 2020 to June 12, 2020
Meeting