WHO WE ARE
The Association exists as a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas and to facilitate networking opportunities, co-operation and participation in joint activities.
HOW WE OPERATE
The Association is run by a committee – which is elected from the membership – who are tasked with organising BLA events and facilitating information sharing and communication between members. The committee meets regularly to discuss and progress projects, initiatives, surveys and reports of benefit to the membership. The Association’s constitution is here.
WHEN WE MEET
The Association meets every year for an annual conference which is organised by the BLA committee in conjunction with hosts from a volunteer member institution. In recent years conferences have taken place in Dublin, Stirling, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leicester, London and Southampton. The 2018 Summer Conference will be held at the University of Swansea Bay Campus. Aside from the conference, members also meet at other BLA events such as training courses and meetings on topics of special interest.
Membership of the Association is open to institutions in the UK and Ireland that offer courses in management education at Masters level or above. Library staff engaged in the provision of business information at our member institutions are encouraged to contribute to the group.
Full membership of the Business Librarians Association is open to any institutions that offer courses in Management education at Masters level or above. Library staff engaged in the provision of business information at our member institutions are encouraged to contribute to the group.
Affiliate membership is open to institutions that offer courses in Management education up to Bachelors level and to National and Public libraries with Business and IP Centres.
The annual membership fee for any institution is £50.