BLINC is a community of public, academic, and special librarians who value networking, supporting each other, and offering frequent and free workshops.
We focus on how libraries support community engagement, economic development, entrepreneurship, small business, nonprofits, job hunting, and business education. However, many of our members are not business librarians. We are a welcoming and inviting group.
Every year since we formed in 2003, BLINC has met for free, quarterly workshops open to all. We gather in different cities each time. The workshops feature peer-training, peer-mentoring, discussions, resource sharing, and sometimes outside-experts.
BLINC uses a Google Group to allow its members to communicate with each other (share news, ask questions, recruit a project partner, etc.). If you would like to be added, just email one of the officers (see below).
Chair: Summer Krstevska
Vice-Chair: Angel Truesdale
Secretary/Treasurer: Mary Abernathy
Directors at Large:
Western Carolina University
Greensboro Public Library
Next quarterly workshop:
BLINC at NCLA 2019:
Make it stick: active learning techniques for programming and instruction: Wednesday, October 16, 2:30pm--3:20pm
BLINC dinner sponsored by SimplyAnalytics: Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm--8:30pm
You’re in business: Four free & NC LIVE resources for non-business experts: Thursday, October 17, 3:30pm--4:20pm
BLINC happy hour sponsored by ProQuest: Thursday, October 17, 5:30pm--6:30p
Raising your library’s profile: Making your community relationships work for you: Friday, October 18, 10:30am--11:20am
Plus other programs by BLINC members that aren't official BLINC programs.
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High Point, NC 27262
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