Join Library Journal for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year and take a close-up look at upcoming books and the latest trends in the library and publishing worlds. Attendees will listen in on hot author panels covering a range of topics including the top novelists for the fall/winter season; get the inside scoop on the best books of the year during the favorite and informative Editors’ Picks panel; and participate in our town hall meeting session to discuss the pressing issues impacting libraries today.

Attendees enjoy access to exclusive author signings, free ARCs and an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country in an intimate library-centric setting. We end the day with a closing reception with plenty of opportunities for networking with old friends and new while brushing shoulders with key people in the publishing world. This is a full day of the best and brightest dialog about books and libraries.

See the schedule page for more information.
Space is limited and will fill up fast, register today!


Here’s what librarians had to say about Day of Dialog 2015

“Day of Dialog was a day of riches. It was incredibly insightful to hear from editors and others in the publishing industry talk about the forthcoming titles that they are excited about and totally sold on. Hearing well known authors talk about their books expands the experience of reading tremendously. This was my first Day of Dialog and I definitely won’t miss it again.”
– Chris Painter, Bud Werner Memorial Library

“DOD is, every year, the most valuable professional development event I attend. Networking! Thematic panels! ARCs! Authors! LJ staff! It reinforces why we are all doing what we are doing!”
– Therese Purcell Nielsen, Huntington Public Library

“I’ve been attending LJ’s Day of Dialogue over the past 10 years and it’s a “must-do” for any librarian attending BEA. Insights on the industry we know and love are essential to providing library services in today’s world.”
– Diane Mohr, DC Public Library

“What could be better for professional development than a room full of librarians, authors, editors, and publishers…a perfect “one-stop shopping” event.”
– Mamie Anthoine Ney, Auburn Public Library

Parking Info
Lot 5 is the closest lot to the UIC Forum and the cost is $10/day.


Questions? Visit our FAQ page or email us at


UIC Forum
725 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

Parking Info
Lot 5 is the closest lot to the UIC Forum and the cost is $10/day.
"At no other event are librarians, authors, publishers, and editors able to mingle as freely as at LJ's Day of Dialog. Attending is not only a book-lover's dream, but also an invaluable experience for any librarian who is interested in the state of the publishing industry."

– Ike Pulver,
Saratoga Springs Public Library