Our Day of Dialog events are the most anticipated librarian-only gatherings of the year. Attendees get a close-up look at upcoming books and the latest trends in the library and publishing worlds. LJ‘s event includes hot author panels covering a range of topics including the top novelists for the fall/winter season, an inside scoop on the best books of the year during the favorite and informative Editors’ Picks panel, and a participatory town hall meeting session to discuss the pressing issues impacting libraries today.
Our Day of Dialog events are the most anticipated librarian-only gatherings of the year. SLJ attendees get a close-up look at upcoming books and the latest trends in the library and publishing worlds and spend the day discussing the latest trends and inside scoops on the hottest books in the world of children’s and young adult literature with the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry.
This Bi-annual library building and design event brings the latest thinking in library design to different cities throughout the country. Librarians and architects engage in expert panel discussions on pressing topics while library furniture/equipment vendors showcase the latest product offerings for the library space. The day also includes hands-on time in small group architect-led breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges.
September 21, 2018
Cherry Hill, NJ
September 28, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT 2018 | Vancouver, WA 2017 | Columbus, OH 2017 | Charleston, SC 2016 | Bozeman, MT 2016 | Nashville, TN 2015 | San Diego, CA 2015 | Boston, MA 2014 | Salt Lake City, UT, 2014 | St. Louis, MO 2013 | Seattle, WA 2013 | Warrensville Heights, OH 2012 | Denver, CO 2012
The annual Library Journal Directors’ Summit is an intimate two-day think tank that brings 100+ library leaders and strategic minds from beyond libraries to engage in timely conversations on strategies libraries will be implementing to successfully navigate change now and into the future. Valuable networking time is balanced with robust programming that spans high level thinking to nitty-gritty application.
The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion. Attendees will come away with an understanding of key concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, and intersectionality. Librarians will learn how to recognize offensive stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions within media and how to assess for authenticity and appropriation. Participants will get an overview and tips on performing a diversity audit and learn how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion.
The Public Library Think Tank taps the expertise of innovative public librarians and library directors in an intimate but intensive exchange of expertise, leadership strategies, and best practices. Focused on the challenge of school-readiness, attendees work together to discovery ways to accelerate their libraries impact through information and technology literacy, bridging the tech gap, and database use.
School Library Journal’s annual Leadership Summit brings together a dynamic group of school librarians, education leaders, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders. This influential assembly convenes to tackle the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing schools and school libraries.
The Innovator Basecamp provides mentorship and intensive skill development for new or mid-career librarians, as well as library students. Utilizing insights drawn from industry leaders during SLJ’s exclusive Leadership Summit, the Innovator Basecamp provides a truly future-facing, large-scale training event for school library professionals at all levels.
Hosted by Library Journal and School Library Journal, in coordination with Omaha Public Schools and Omaha Public Libraries, Stronger Together is a national gathering of thought leaders and innovators from across the country who will share where and how partnerships between school districts and public libraries are having success.
Omaha, NE 2018
The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium occurs the day following the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony and features the winners and honorees in talks, panel discussions, and small-group sessions that offer librarians, educators, children’s literature professionals, students, scholars, publishing types and writers a chance to examine critical issues relevant to children’s and young adult literature.
October 5-6, 2018
Boston, MA 2017