Bengal Library Conference is a forum of the library users and workers where any person having interest in library services can participate. Although the Bengal Library Association organizes these conferences, it is not restricted to the members of the BLA. The main objectives of the Bengal Library Conference are to review the development of nationwide library services as well as state library services. Library organizers, library administrators and persons interested in library affairs can attend the Conference. Government of West Bengal extends the support to organize this Conference in many ways. It is to be noted that president of the conference is chosen from librarians as well as from eminent personalities.
The unique feature of the Bengal Library Conference is that these conferences are hosted by individual libraries as well as by the district branches of the Association. The motive behind holding the conferences in district towns, even in villages was to carry the torch of library movement at the district levels. Involvement of local people to hold the conference was another feature of the movement.
|The topics of discussion varied from conference to conference. Some of the topics discussed were|
|Public library and its related affairs|
|Pay and status of library workers|
|Library Science education|
|Library system of West Bengal|
|Inter-library co-operation / Resource sharing|
|Local History Collection|
|Literacy movement and library service|
|Library Statistics and records|
|Users' education and survey|