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

June 08, 2020

The BLC Access Services COI will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, June 8th from 10:00am-11:30am. The agenda and login instructions will be shared via the COI's list-serv.

June 11, 2020 to June 12, 2020
August 05, 2020

Since March 2020, science librarianship has rapidly evolved to meet changing needs as well as to comply with social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the challenges of working and adapting to the so-called “new normal” of the COVID-19 era? What are the hacks, methods, or activities that you have designed or created to meet the new needs of library patrons and users? What do you anticipate evolving in the future of academic librarianship? In particular, we are interested in how remote work has informed changes to reference services, pedagogy, outreach, and practice.

The BLC Engineering and Chemistry COIs invite proposals for 15 minute presentations that feature a developed idea or question OR for 5 minute lighting talks that address a brief topic or question.

Submit your 300 word of less proposal via the link below by Saturday, June 20th.

Submit a Proposal!