BLC Networking Day

The BLC Networking Day, typically held in the late spring, is an opportunity for all of the BLC member libraries to come together to meet new colleagues, catch up with others, hear news of the BLC's work over the past year, and discuss issues of importance to academic and research libraries.  Networking Day typically includes a series of lightning talks by BLC member libraries focusing on current and emerging initiatives and programs, a keynote speaker, and in-person meetings of all the Communities of Interest.

Past Networking Days

2019—featuring DeEtta Jones of DeEtta Jones & Associates on Courageous Leadership

2018—featuring Robert W. Livingston of Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership on Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion

2017—featuring David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States on Building Our Future Through Our Staff: Rethinking, Recruiting, and Retraining the Workforce in the 2020’s

2016—featuring Elliot Felix of brightspot strategy on Building a Change-Ready Organization: Enabling responsiveness and resilience

2015—featuring Dan Cohen of Digital Public Library of America and Chris Bourg of MIT Libraries

2014—featuring Constance Malpas of OCLC Research and Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S&R