Networking Day 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

The BLC is pleased to announce our annual Networking Day will be held at Brandeis Univeristy in the Sherman Hall Function Room on Wednesday, May 30th from 9:30AM-5:00PM.


The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert W. Livingston of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He will be presenting "Strategies for Building and Leveraging Diversity". This presentation will give participants a deeper understanding of the challenges and benefits of diversity, as well as practical tools for promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment. Participants will learn about the psychological and structural determinants of prejudice and discrimination, with a focus on understanding the nature of racism and sexism.  Dr. Livingston will also present a model for how individuals and organizations can move from conversation to action to progress.

This year's lightning talks are as follows:

  • "Creating Virtual Pathways for Real Results: Course Collaborations for Integrating Virtual Reality Into the Curriculum" – Sarah Hutton, UMass, Amherst
  • "Something There is that Loves a Wall: Anonymous Reference Queries" – Steven Runge, Boston College
  • "Mapping Campus Research: A Student-Centered Exploration"– Erica Shattle, Tufts University
  • "Data Architecture Framework for Library Collections" – Patrick Carr and Greg Colati, UConn
  • "Kickstarting the Diversity Conversation: The Libraries Diversity Reading Group at Williams Libraries" – Jonathan Miller, Williams College
  • "Data Visualization at the Library: The Many Uses of Tableau" – Carla Spina, Boston College
  • "The College Matters for U Program" – Annette Vadnais, UMass, Amherst
  • "Mid-Year Orientation: Bringing Light, Warmth, and Information Literacy to January" – Amanda Nevius, Hirsch Health Sciences Library, Tufts University

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