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).
Next free quarterly workshop:
Friday, Oct. 28, 2022
Hybrid: UNC Chapel Hill (Davis Library) & Zoom
10-11 BLINC updates/sharing (hybrid)
11-12 Session 1: five idea sharing sessions (hybrid)
12-1:30 Lunch on Franklin Street
1:30-2:30 Session 2: review and updates on NC small business/entrepreneurship ecosystem partnerships (hybrid)
3-? Franklin Street fun
Chair: Morgan Ritchie-Baum
Vice-Chair: Nancy Lovas
Secretary: Steve Cramer
Treasurer: Ophelia Chapman
Directors at Large, 2022-2023:
Greensboro Public Library
Suite 133, #364
High Point, NC 27262
North Carolina Library Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.