Lead the Change | Live Events


In 2012, Library Journal, in partnership with David Bendekovic, program developer and lead instructor at the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies, developed a live event series to provide insights, best practices and strategies to help library staff transform their careers, libraries and communities. Since its launch, we have visited more than 45 libraries, impacting more than 4,000 library professionals with an impressive list of co-facilitators, including LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers.

We’ve expanded our live event programming  to bring our audience even more expertise and professional development opportunities. David Vinjamuri, president of Third Way Brand Trainers and adjunct assistant professor of marketing at New York University joins the Lead the Change team to present a new live program focused on building the reader’s library.

All Lead the Change programming is designed to optimize the contribution and impact of the individual library staff member. Directors are encouraged to send staff to our live events for a unique team-building experience; groups of five or more will receive 10% off of each ticket. Contact us for more information.

As a registered participant, you’ll also get access to Library Journal‘s new Commons, an online alumni community where librarians can share resources, make connections, and crowdsource solutions to their challenges.


NEW: All-Staff Professional Development: A full-day, interactive workshop to develop the essential skills needed to increase all staff’s effectiveness and performance, and learn how today’s top libraries are leading change and transforming their communities.

NEW: Transform Your Stacks to Drive Circulation: A full-day, interactive workshop providing insights and tools to redefine collection development and reader’s advisory strategies, and transform your stacks into vibrant discovery centers that engage readers and drive circulation.

Engaging Your Community: A full-day, interactive workshop focusing on community engagement strategies. Participants are guided through a planning workbook and provided with tips, tools and techniques for developing and executing an integrated, sustainable marketing and engagement plan.

What Great Library Leaders Know and DoA full-day, interactive leadership development workshop that guides participants through a series of collaborative exercises that help individuals harness ideas, clarify goals, and create personal leadership plans.


The price of a single ticket to a live Lead the Change event is $80.00. Take advantage of our team builder discount. Purchase 5 or more tickets and receive 10% off of the cost of each ticket. Contact leadthechange@mediasourceinc.com for information on how to receive discounted registration.

[Also check out our other Online Courses, and Webcasts.]


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