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.


Day of Dialog

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.

New York, NY – May 31, 2017

Chicago, IL 2016 | New York, NY 2015 | New York, NY 2014



Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop

cpl_fullThis 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.

San José, CA
June 7, 2017

Chicago, IL 2016


The Digital Shift

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.

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.

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012




Directors’ Summit

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.

Sacramento, CA 2016 | Washington, D.C. 2015Chattanooga, TN 2014 | Chicago, IL 2013 | Los Angeles, CA 2012



Public Library Think Tank

Public Library Think TankThe 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.

Miami, FL 2017 | New York, NY 2014


Online Courses

Professional DevelopmentLibrary 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.


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

Fighting Fake News | June 6 – 20, 2017

Designing a People-Focused Library | June 7 – July 12, 2017


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