School Library Journal Leadership Summit 2013



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SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2013

Schedule Snapshot:

Friday, September 27
6:00 pm–7:30 pm: Optional welcome reception hosted by Capstone
9:00 pm–close: Late meet up social at a local venue

Saturday, September 28
9:30 am–10:00 am: Registration and networking
10:00 am–4:30 pm: Program, lunch and book signing
6:00pm–7:00 pm: Cocktail reception

Sunday, September 29
7:45 am–8:15 am: Breakfast
8:15 am–12:00 pm: Program & closing



The 9th annual SLJ Summit will bring together school librarians, leaders in education, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders. This dynamic group—along with an array of speakers and presenters—convene to address the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing schools and school libraries. While the overarching theme of the 2013 Summit will focus on effective collaborations that foster student learning, programming will also address trends in education, successful innovation in services and technology, and leadership initiatives and strategies. The learning from the Summit is shared nationally at www.slj.com and in the print magazine School Library Journal. The SLJ Summit is free for attendees.

HIGHLIGHTS of the 2013 program include a keynote address by Annie Murphy Paul,author of the upcoming book Brilliant: The New Science of Smart (Crown,2014). Murphy Paul will discuss learning as a master skill that enables us to realize our ambitions, from succeeding in school and at work to playing a sport or speaking a second language. We’ll look at research in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience to reveal the simple and surprising techniques that can help us learn to be smarter.

A keynote panel, "Allies in Administration: Pivot Points & Opportunities for Teacher Librarians," will examinehow teacher librarians are seeing robust role changes that can put them at the core of school and district leadership.

Comprised of the Vancouver (WA) Public Schools administrative team, the panel will share insights about how teacher librarians can evolve their roles to impact district initiatives. Vancouver Public Schools is a model for supporting strong school library programs and empowering teacher librarians through technology, instructional quality and professional development. This is a unique opportunity to hear what progressive administrators want and need from 21st century teacher librarians.

And so much more! There will be plenty of time for collaboration, thought reflection and networking with colleagues.
We look forward to seeing you in Austin, TX in September

Attendance at the SLJ Summit is focused on those taking leadership in creating strong and effective school libraries, including but not necessarily limited to: school librarians and other K-12 educators, public librarians in close collaboration, technology leads, teachers, and administrators. Last year’s schedule can be seen at www.sljsummit2012.com/schedules. The SLJ Summit is free for attendees.

SLJ’s definition of a leader is shaped by accomplishment and outlook as much as title or affiliation. If you would like to attend, know someone who should be included due to their leadership in this arena, or believe a colleague would contribute meaningfully to the event, please email SLJ’s editor-in-chief Rebecca T. Miller with an explanation of why and contact information.

Questions? Contact us at sljevents@mediasourceinc.com

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