September 28, 2016

Wanted: Presentations for LJ/SLJ October 1 Virtual Event “The Digital Shift”



Library Journal and School Library Journal are looking for a few good presentations to enhance our annual virtual program “The Digital Shift” on October 1, 2014. This year’s theme: “Libraries @ the Center.” If you have a compelling story to share about innovation in libraries—from new takes on curation, workforce development, and content creation, to great examples of collaboration and programs that enhance learning—we’d like to hear from you.

But you’d better hurry, proposals are due by May 2.

We’re looking for presentations that will provide attendees with insight on the future of library services with a practical learning benefit for the audience (no product pitches, please). Again, the sessions are virtual and we’re currently accepting proposals for 15- to 45-minute discussions. Presentations of 30 minutes or longer may involve two or more panelists and a moderator.

Full specs on submitting a successful proposal are available on our tech satellite site “The Digital Shift.”

Last year’s event “Reinventing Libraries,” drew over 3,500 live attendees. Crowd-sourced presentations that day included a popular panel on makerspaces and one on how to leverage Internet memes to enhance your library’s online presence.




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On October 14, 2015 Library Journal, School Library Journal, and thousands of library professionals from around the world gathered for the 6th annual Digital Shift virtual conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transition’s impact on libraries, their communities, and partners. Now available on-demand, this year’s program provides actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public and features thought-provoking keynotes from John Palfrey, author of BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, and Denise Jacobs, tech leader, author, and creativity evangelist.
Kathy Ishizuka About Kathy Ishizuka

Kathy Ishizuka (, @kishizuka on Twitter) is Executive Editor of School Library Journal.