BLT (Basic Library Technique) Schedule

MLS Basic Library Techniques Classes

Class Western Central Southeast  Northeast
Administration Fall 2018  Spring 2017
Reference Fall 2016 Spring 2019
Cataloging Fall 2017 Spring 2016
Collection Development Fall 2019  Spring 2018

The Basic Library Techniques classes are required for MBLC certification of libraries serving populations under 10,000 if their librarian does not have a Masters in Library Science degree.  Most of the small libraries requiring these classes are in the western part of the state.  One BLT series will be scheduled in the western part of the state each fall, and a spring series will be scheduled annually in  the central, northeast or southeastern part of Massachusetts.