Thursday, October 25, 2012
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Welcoming cocktail reception (optional)
Friday, October 26, 2012
9:45 am–5:00 pm
Registration, lunch and program
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012
7:45 am–12 pm
Breakfast, presentations/sessions & closing
SLJ’s annual gathering of over 200 school library leaders and others transforming education has never been more vital or useful—nor as needed, especially as we transition to ever more dynamic technologies and digital delivery of content, and as we implement the Common Core State Standards. At this two-day event, innovators from across the United States and Canada to share insights and best practices from the forefront of delivering vibrant learning in their communities.
Developed by the editors of School Library Journal, this national forum is both think tank and information exchange. This year, the summit will focus on the power of libraries to fuel innovation in schools, and to empower teachers and administrators to deliver on the full potential of the Common Core.
School librarians have long been effective at enhancing student learning and supporting the capacity of teachers in their schools. Now, the implementation of the Common Core brings unprecedented opportunity for librarians and their schools to leverage their skills and resource knowledge to help teachers and administrators meet the highest goals of these new standards. With that in mind, SLJ is focusing on the Common Core during the second day of the summit.
The annual SLJ Summit brings together school librarians, leaders in education, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders. This dynamic group—along with an array of speakers and presenters—convene to address the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing school libraries. The SLJ Summit is free for attendees. In addition, the Summit works with local library and information science graduate programs to bring school library students to the event.
Attendance at the SLJ Summit is focused on those taking leadership in creating strong and effective school libraries, including but not necessarily limited to: school librarians and other K-12 educators, public librarians in close collaboration, technology leads, teachers, and administrators. SLJ’s definition of a leader is shaped by accomplishment and outlook as much as title or affiliation. If you would like to attend, know someone who should be included due to their leadership in this arena, or believe a colleague would contribute meaningfully to the event, please email SLJ’s editor-in-chief Rebecca T. Miller with an explanation of why and contact information.
SLJ is currently planning its first Public Library Leadership Summit for the spring of 2013. If you would like information about that event, please sign up to receive registration information today!
Rebecca T. Miller
School Library Journal