Networking Day 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:30am

The BLC is pleased to announce our annual Networking Day membership meeting was held at Brandeis University in the Sherman Hall Function Room on Wednesday, May 22nd from 9:30AM-4:00PM.

The keynote speaker was DeEtta Jones, of DeEtta Jones & Associates, who spoke on Courageous Leadership. Focusing on what it means to be a leader of conscience, DeEtta shared guidance for both senior leaders and those early in their leadership journey.  DeEtta has been a leading voice in shaping contemporary thinking and practice around workplace culture, personal transformation, diversity and inclusion and was the primary architect of the BLC Leads leadership development program.

Following a panel of BLC Leads participants and lunch, Susan Stearns provided an update on the BLC.  At the conclusion of Networking Day, a number of the BLC Communiities of Interest held meetings.  

All available presentation slides are linked below as is a video of the introductions and Keynote (starting at minute 6:54).


9:30 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 am Welcome: Simon Neame, President of the BLC and Susan Stearns, Executive Director
10:15 am Keynote Slides: DeEtta Jones of DeEtta Jones & Associates | Video
11:45am Panel of BLC Leads Participants – Graduates of the 2017 and 2018 BLC Leads Leadership Institute will discuss how the program has shaped their leadership.
12:45pm Break to setup for Lunch
1:00pm Lunch    
1:45pm BLC Update – Susan Stearns

Lightning Talks: What’s New at BLC Libraries – BLC member libraries’ staff will provide brief presentations on initiatives and projects of interest.

3:00pm Break
3:15pm Breakout Sessions for the BLC Communities of Interest – Locations TBD
3:30pm BLC Leads Meet Up – Participants in the 2017 and 2018 program are invited to a meet up with light refreshments.  BLC Board Members are welcome to join.