Professional Development

BLC manages an expansive program of professional development offerings in various formats to maximize participation throughout the northeastern United States. 

Member-Exclusive Webinars and Workshops

BLC offers regular webinars and workshops designed to facilitate sharing expertise, highlighting the work of librarians and library staff across the BLC member institutions and experts in the library and information community. Sign up for an upcoming event, below! 

BLC E-Book Summit

June 11, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

Learn about the landscape of consortial e-book programs and brainstorm about what BLC’s consortial...

BLC Forum 2024: Innovation Through Collaboration

June 12, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM EDT

Join us at the University of New Hampshire on June 12 for the 2024 BLC Forum! 

New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2024

June 26, 2024 - June 28, 2024
12:30 PM - 12:00 PM

The BLC is proud to sponsor the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians. This year’s Science...

Signature Professional Development Programs

BLC Forum 2023

BLC Forum

Our annual membership meeting is an opportunity for BLC's membership to meet and connect with colleagues old and new, receive updates on consortial activities, and discuss library issues and trends.

BLC Leads 2023 Cohort

BLC Leads

BLC's signature professional development program is a learning community of library leaders advancing collaborative action in the workplace and accelerating leadership journeys.

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New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians is divided into three programming sections, each of which is updated annually to reflect new trends and topics.

Additional Opportunities

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

All BLC members are Library Standards Alliance members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Membership includes free registration for NISO's monthly webinar series.

Professional Development Alliance of Library Consortia

The Professional Development Alliance enriches members' professional growth by sharing online content and collaborative programming.

Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development courses for librarians, archivists, and other staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills.

Suggest a Program

BLC members are encouraged to propose professional development programming, including topics, speakers, and member-led expertise-sharing programs throughout the year. Let us know how BLC can best support your professional development endeavors! If you have an idea for a program you would like to attend or even lead, please suggest it here.