Networking Day 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:30am

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

The keynote speaker is DeEtta Jones, of DeEtta Jones & Associates, who will talk about Courageous Leadership. Focusing on what it means to be a leader of conscience, DeEtta will share guidance for both senior leaders and those early in their leadership journey.  She 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.

Select BLC Communities of Interest will be meeting at the conclusion of Networking Day. If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Susan Stearns (





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: DeEtta Jones of DeEtta Jones & Associates 
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
2:00pm 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.