School Library Journal Day of Dialog Saint Paul, MN 2019

School Library Journal Day of Dialog, October 26, 2019
317 On Rice Park
317 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN


Join School Library Journal for a FREE Day of Dialog St. Paul, the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year! 

Be informed, inspired, and entertained by the industry’s leading authors, editors, and publishers. The program will take a deep dive into books and series that support social-emotional learning and engage striving readers, and attendees will explore the ways new authors and illustrators are bringing their unique points of view to children’s and young adult literature. 

You’ll enjoy a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors. And thanks to our many publisher sponsors, attendees will receive free advanced reading copies and an opportunity to have complementary books signed by their authors. 

Network with colleagues from around the country in an intimate, library-centric setting; get a first look at exciting titles due out next season; and walk away with free books and stimulating ideas for your libraries and classrooms.

10 AM | Welcome

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Keynote: Duchess Harris, PhD (ABDO)

10:45 AM - 11:40 AM | Social Emotional Learning Panel

Meg Bratsch
Nancy Carlson
Frank Murphy 

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM | Five-Minute Mindfulness Activity

11:55 AM | Book Buzz #1

Cherry lake
Free Spirit

12:15 PM | Lunch

1:15 PM | Igniting Reluctant Striving Readers Panel

Drew Ballanger, Special Education Teacher - Minneapolis Public Schools 
Blake Hoena 
Jen Besel
Liz Lee Heinecke 

2:10 PM | Book Buzz #2


2:40 PM | Keynote: Spike Trotman, Iron Circus Comics (Ingram/IPS)

3:10 PM | Identity & Belonging

J.N. Monk 
Jane O’Reilly 

3:55 PM | Five-Minute Yoga Stretch

4:00 PM | Book Buzz #3


4:30 PM | Keynote: Bao Phi, A Different Pond

5:05 PM | Book Signing




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