BCLA has compiled professional learning recources that members may find useful.


Professional Organizations

The American Library Association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

The mission of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.


The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

The mission of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) is to enable every student to effectively pursue information and develop ideas as they construct and share knowledge through independent and class-based explorations in excellent school library programs. Professional development for school librarians will facilitate student learning and ensure access to information for all. Our ultimate goal is to develop competent, confident, and inquisitive learners.


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.


Will Richardson: writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education

Blue Skunk Blog: Doug Johnson’s writing on school technology and library issues.

Shelf Consumed: Really important stuff about libraries and librarians …

Bib 2.0: Technology and the indispensable library

Never Ending Search: Joyce Valenza’s blog

Audiobook Blog:  A Booklist Blog by Audiobooker: Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Bookends: A Booklist Blog   Middle-school librarians Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan prove that two heads are better than one when it comes to discussing YA and children's books