Live Events

Live Events

Powered by Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book, our teams of library and literary experts come together with industry leaders and influencers to address challenges and opportunities facing the ever-evolving world of libraries and education. Register now for these engaging live events designed to keep librarians, publishers, and vendors up-to-date on the evolving technological advancements, community needs, and external pressures affecting libraries today. Whether you are a director, manager or community leader, or just getting started in your career, we have events all throughout the year that connect professionals at all levels.



Leadership Basecamp

Boston, MA | August 6, 2018

Building on the decade-long success of the annual SLJ Leadership Summit, this program is designed to help foster a new generation of school library leaders. Learn how to enhance your skills to effectively innovate in the real world and shape yourself as the future leader that our school libraries need.

Diversity Workshop

Diversity Workshop

Boston, MA | August 7, 2018

The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians. In this immersive, interactive day of learning, you’ll learn how to perform a diversity audit on existing collections and how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion.


SLJ Leadership Summit

Brooklyn, NY | October 26 – 28, 2018

School Library Journal ’s annual Leadership Summit brings together a dynamic group of school librarians, education leaders, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders. This influential assembly—along with an array of presenters—convenes to tackle the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing schools and school libraries.

Directors Summit

LJ Directors’ Summit

San Diego, CA | December 6, 2018

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.

Virtual Events

Bringing the energy of a national library conference right to you desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device, our dynamic, day-long virtual conferences bring together thousands of library professionals from around the globe to focus on challenges and opportunities facing libraries and their communities in a dynamic, networking-friendly environment.


SLJTeen Live

SLJTeen Live!

ONLINE ONLY | August 15, 2018

Learn about the biggest upcoming YA books and get expert advice on building successful teen programs. This full day of free online programming tackles important issues impacting your teen collection and programming. Hear directly from authors about their current and forthcoming titles in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.