October 4, 2015


Library Journal delivers a variety of insightful and engaging programs designed to keep librarians, publishers, and vendors up-to-date on the evolving technological advancements, community needs, and external pressures affecting libraries. From Day of Dialog and Lead the Change to The Digital Shift (in partnership with School Library Journal), our live and virtual events bring together experts and thought leaders from the library, literary, and technology realms, guided by our experienced editorial team to offer provocative and informative conversations, presentations, and interactive platforms.

Perennially popular topics include collection development; emerging technologies; building & design; leadership and strategic development; and management, marketing, and fundraising—created for the maximum benefit of our public and academic library professional attendees.



Library Journal’s Lead the Change series offers timely resources and tools to stay ahead of the innovations and changes steering the library profession. Librarians can attend in-person, hands-on events ranging from leadership skill development to engagement marketing. David Bendekovic, program developer and lead instructor at the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies, and his co-facilitators, including recent LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers, provide insights, best practices and strategies that will help you transform your career, your library and your community.


Join us on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (Location TBA) for our annual librarians-only gathering in NYC and be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Get the inside scoop on the most anticipated books, discover some under the radar surprises, and fill your bags with a diverse selection of free ARCs and giveaways. Registration will open soon.


Our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientation. To that end, we’re actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our in-house development of events, open calls for proposals, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve.

This is an ongoing process. We are talking to our program chairs and committees, participants, and organizations about this goal and how they might help us achieve it. Here are some ways you can help us build a more diverse event experience:

• Recommend appropriate speakers and/or program committee members to the event organizers by contacting ljevents@mediasourceinc.com

• Encourage potential speakers to submit a proposal to us.

• Organize community-based public-speaking trainings and practice events (Ignite is one popular format)

• Suggest ways that the on-site experience can be more welcoming and supportive, free from intimidation and marginalization (email us at ljevents@mediasourceinc.com)

• Share your ideas and best practices for how we can realize our vision ljevents@mediasourceinc.com)

We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to bringing balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience.

Derived from a conference diversity statement licensed by O’Reilly Media, Inc. under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.