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. Interested in attending one of our 2017 events? Sign up to receive event alerts from Library Journal.
Hosted 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.
Columbus, OH – May 5, 2017
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Day of Dialog
Library 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.
New York, NY – May 31, 2017
Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop
This full day workshop draws upon a toolkit created by IDEO—an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow—to guide attendees through the process of understanding design thinking to putting it into practice at their library.
Chicago, IL 2016
The Digital Shift
Presented 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.
The Digital Shift is a complimentary virtual conference: no traveling costs, no accommodation costs, no attendance fees. ALL CONTENT. It’s a must for anyone who has a role in their public, academic, or school library setting.
The 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.
Public Library Think Tank
The Public Library Think Tank, presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal will focus 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 will bring together public library leaders and directors, children’s services librarians, and young adult librarians, along with other leading thinkers on literacy today. Together, participants will learn about innovative programs and services from a series of insightful presentations and collaborative sessions. Attendees will leave with practical strategies that can be immediately applied to make a lasting impact.
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.
New Ideas in Collection Development & Merchandising | March 8 – 29, 2017
The 5 Essentials For Creating Community-Centered Libraries | April 19 – May 10, 2017
Social Media Made Simple: Reaching Your Library Community | May 17 – June 7, 2017
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