Join School Library Journal for the most anticipated event for the year for librarians and educators. It’s a chance to be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside scoop on the hottest books in the world of children’s and young adult literature.

This event includes a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors as well as breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception. Attendees enjoy access to exclusive author signings, free ARCs, and an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country in an intimate library-centric setting. Get a first look at exciting titles due out this fall and walk away with bags filled with books, and ideas for your libraries and classrooms.

See the schedule page for more information.
Space is limited and will fill up fast, register today!


Here’s what librarians had to say about Day of Dialog 2015

“After attending my first School Library Journal Day of Dialog I cannot believe I waited this long to attend this amazing day of books, authors and panel discussions. Next year’s Day of Dialog can’t come soon enough!”
– Michelle Rorke, Commack Public Library

“The day was truly inspirational. In education, these days, it is often easy to forget that one or our greatest responsibilities toward our students is to nurture a love of reading and of books. This day helped me to reset my priorities in a way that is more truly aligned with what I value as a teacher.”
– Linda Pickett, Meadow Pond Elementary School

“Out of all the workshops and conferences for School Librarians, SLJ’s Day of Dialog is a must! I can’t imagine a year teaching without it! If you have one year of experience or 30, SLJ’s Day of Dialog is a “must” attend! PS Even though I’m raving about it, I don’t want to rave so much that I don’t get a spot next year!!!”
– Laurel Sharp, Barclay School, Brockport CSD

“Hands down the best day of professional development for school librarians, SLJ DoD has it all: authors, publishers, vendors, and of course, librarians!”
– Alicia Blowers, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School


Parking Info
Lot 5 is the closest lot to the UIC Forum and the cost is $10/day.


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725 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

Parking Info
Lot 5 is the closest lot to the UIC Forum and the cost is $10/day.
“As a librarian who selects for both children and teens, there is no other event that is as important, useful, or professionally and personally enjoyable. It’s a great way to spend a day!”

– Kacy Helwick,
New Orleans Public Library

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