LibraryCon Live!

A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL FOR BOOK NERDS, LIBRARIANS, AND FANS OF GRAPHIC NOVELS, SCI-FI, AND FANTASY

LibraryCon Live!Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for our inaugural LibraryCon Live! virtual conference. We’re excited to offer a day-long celebration with beloved authors of fandom stories and characters, from pulse-pounding sci-fi horror to innovative reboots of classic series to mind-bending speculative fiction across formats. You’ll also learn from librarians and industry insiders on how to plan and host your own Comic Con-style event.

Upcoming:
December 6, 2017


Public Library Think Tank

Public Library Think TankThe Public Library Think Tank, presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal focuses on what “literacy” means today, from reading readiness to digital and news literacy and how libraries take leadership on fostering lifelong literacy and learning. This two-day event brings together public library leaders and directors, children’s services librarians, and young adult librarians, along with other leading thinkers on literacy today. Together, participants learn about innovative programs and services from a series of insightful presentations and collaborative sessions. Attendees leave with practical strategies that can be immediately applied to make a lasting impact.

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Upcoming
Miami, FL
February 22-23, 2018

Past
Miami, FL 2017 | New York, NY 2014


TechKnowledge

TechKnowledgePresented annually by Library Journal and School Library Journal, the 7th annual TechKnowledge (formerly The Digital Shift) is a dynamic, day-long, complimentary virtual conference that brings together thousands of library professionals and leaders from around the globe and leaders in digital transformation to discuss its impact on libraries and their communities, as well as identify the latest solutions, opportunities and innovations.

This year’s theme, Creating Equity Through Technology will address how technology solutions are supporting equity and inclusion within and among libraries’ diverse communities. Our expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and tools for and from libraries of all types.

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Past:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

 


 

SLJ’s Innovator Basecamp

Innovator Basecamp

School Library Journal is pleased to present a new, full-day intensive learning experience: The Innovator Basecamp: Leading from the Library. Building on the decade-long success of the annual SLJ Leadership Summit, this program is designed to help foster a new generation of school library leaders. Learn how to enhance your skills to effectively innovate in the real world and shape yourself as the future leader that our school libraries need. Join a hands-on guided expedition to taking those first steps in a new setting or making that leap into leadership.

Upcoming:
Seattle, WA
May, 2018

Past
Boston, 2017

 


SLJTeen Live!

SLJTeen Live!Learn about the biggest upcoming YA books and get expert advice on building successful teen programs. This full day of free online programming tackles important issues impacting your teen collection and programming. Hear directly from authors about their current and forthcoming titles in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

Panels will focus on important teen issues and trends. Plus, explore our virtual exhibit hall and hear directly from publishers about their newest books you’ll want for your collection this year, and enjoy live chats with featured authors.

Past:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012


Day of Dialog

Day of DialogSchool Library Journal’s most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Attendees are informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry 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.

Upcoming:
New York, NY
May 30, 2018

Past:
Brooklyn, NY 2017New York, 2017 | Chicago, 2016 | New York, 2015 | New York, 2014

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One-Day Diversity Workshop

Diversity WorkshopThe 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 learn how to perform a diversity audit on existing collections and how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion.

Past:
Nashville, TN 2017


Leadership Summit

SLJ SummitSchool 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—along with an array of presenters—convenes to tackle the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing schools and school libraries. Attendees will gain insight into the evolving and critical role of librarians to take back to their own schools, and take advantage of vast informal learning from peer leaders from across the country. The event includes plenty of time for reflection, collaboration, and networking with colleagues.

Past:
Nashville, TN 2017 | Washington, DC, 2016 | Seattle, 2015


Maker Workshop

Create a Maker Program Ready to Implement in Your School or Library

makerworkshop_teen-01-300x294School Library Journal‘s newest installment of Maker Workshop will feature all new, up-to-the-minute content to help you develop a rich maker program for your school or library. Join us to learn new ways of sparking engagement and hands-on learning. During this 4-week online course you’ll hear directly from expert keynote speakers doing inspiring work that you can emulate, regardless of your library’s size or budget.

Course sessions will explore culturally relevant making and how to access your community’s needs, STEAM, mobile maker spaces, multi-media, 3-D printing and more!

SPECIAL TEEN PROGRAMMING
This time, we’ll feature special sessions within the overall Maker Workshop program devoted to teen programming ideas and education. Teen librarians will also have the opportunity to work within peer groups led by leading teen librarians.

Past:
October, 2017 | January, 2017 | March, 2016 | September, 2015 | July, 2015


Online Courses

Library Journal and School Library Journal offer intensive, interactive multi-session, online courses that help library staff at all levels learn essential skills, solve problems unique to their libraries, and put strategic plans into action. Course facilitators work with individuals in a coaching environment to help sort out personal challenges.

These instructor-led courses feature personalized interaction, combining real-time learning with asynchronous conversation and on-demand resources.

Upcoming:

Demystifying Design Thinking | December 4 & 11, 2017

 


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