Library Journal delivers a variety of engaging programs designed to keep librarians, publishers, and vendors up-to-date on the evolving technological advancements, community needs, and external pressures affecting libraries.


Lead the ChangeLibrary Journal’s Lead the Change offers timely resources and tools to stay ahead of the innovations and changes impacting the library profession. Library staff at all levels can participate in hands-on live events throughout the country, access insightful on-demand webcasts, and join one of many popular interactive online courses that help staff learn essential skills and solve problems unique to their libraries, schools, and communities.

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The Digital ShiftPresented annually by Library Journal, and School Library Journal, this dynamic, day-long virtual conference brings thousands of library professionals from around the globe to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transition’s impact on libraries and their communities. Each year, a roster of expert speakers and panelists present innovative ideas and tools for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public, bringing a national library conference right to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device, complete with:

  • Exhibit Hall: learn about the latest products and innovations from leading technology vendors and publishers
  • Virtual Tote Bag: Download all of the presentations, handouts, and promotional information you want
  • On-demand Access: Watch all of the programming at your leisure, and download resources for offline access

Registration for this virtual conference is FREE, including all presentations, information and handouts from the show.

2015 Archive Now Available:
The 2015 Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities

2014 | 2013 | 2012


Design InstituteHosted by Library Journal, 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 submitted in advance by fellow attendees. Plenty of face time and networking opportunities with architects, vendors, and colleagues makes Design Institute a memorable and actionable experience for all.

“Everyone involved in any aspect of library design should take advantage of the next opportunity.”
-Cindy Cleary, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture (CA) | Design Institute San Diego, 2015

Nashville, TN
December 4, 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


Directors'' SummitThe 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.

Washington, D.C.
November 12-13, 2015

Chattanooga, TN 2014 | Chicago, IL 2013 | Los Angeles, CA 2012


Day of DialogLibrary Journal’s annual Day of Dialog is the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Take a close-up look at upcoming books and the latest trends in the library and publishing worlds. The day 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.

Chicago, IL
May 11, 2016

New York, NY 2014