Directors' Summit

Testimonials

Registration is now open for the 2018 annual Library Journal Directors' Summit, December 6–7 at the San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

About the Directors' Summit

The annual Library Journal Directors' Summit is 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.

More information about the program and presenters will be available soon but don't wait, register today. We'll update you with program and tour announcements as information becomes available.

Who Should Attend?

The Directors' Summit is designed for those currently working in a public library at the level of an Executive Director or Deputy (though titles vary widely). If you work in a different type of library and would like an invitation to attend, please query us describing your library setting and role, and LJ will consider the request if space allows. Write to ljevents@mediasourceinc.com; and include “Directors’ Summit” in the subject line.
 

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Interested In Sponsoring?
Please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman: rfutterman@mediasourceinc.com

In Partnership with


  San Diego Public Library

 

Platinum Sponsor


Gale, A Cengage Company

 

Gold Sponsor

Baker & Taylor

 
Better World Books

 
Digital Library Systems Group Playaway

 

Silver Sponsors

Biblioboard bibliotheca Communico Ingram
Innovative Short Edition Techlogic

Program

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

 

11:15 AM—12:15 PM | Opening Lunch, Networking, and Welcome

Presented by:
Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal & School Library Journal
Misty Jones, Director, San Diego Public Library


12:15—1:00 PM | Keynote: Lucie Faulknor

Lucie Faulknor, Filmmaker, Free for All
 

1:00—1:45 PM | Reinventing Inclusion

With immigration and borders an increasingly hot-button issue on the national scale, groundbreaking public libraries share how they are reaching out to and effectively providing service to immigrants and new Americans, and collaborating with colleagues across the border.

Presented by:
Catherine Hoang, Public Technology Services Librarian, San Diego Public Library
Michael Lambert, Acting City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library

Moderated by:
Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor, Library Journal
 

1:45—2:05 PM | Zip Books: An Alternative to ILL

Presented by:
Greg Lucas, California State Librarian
 

2:05—2:15 PM | Industry Spotlight: Baker & Taylor


2:15—2:30 PM | Break
 

2:30—2:40 PM | Industry Spotlight: Better World Books


2:40—3:30 PM | Breaking the Fine Barrier

While a few early adopter libraries have been fine-free for years, recently the movement toward increasing equity (and use) by eliminating late fees has seen huge momentum. Hear from directors that have gone fine free about their process, challenges, and results! 

Presented by:
Heidi Daniel, President and CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library
Pam Sandlian Smith, Director, Anythink Libraries

Moderated by:
Misty Jones, Director, San Diego Public Library
 

3:30—4:00 PM | Indy's Shared System

Presented by:
Jackie Nytes, CEO, Indianapolis Public Library
 

4:00—4:45 PM | Outside the Box Programming

From a subway library to a biotech Maker space to a library beer and more, these libraries are innovating in ways that defy expectations.

Presented by:
Shawn Briley, Branch Manager, La Jolla Library (CA)
Luke Swarthout, Director of Digital Policy, New York Public Library

Moderated by:
Rivkah Sass, Director, Sacramento Public Library
 

4:45—5:15 PM | Smart Cities

Presented by:
Erik Caldwell, Intermin Deputy Chief Operation Officer, Smart and Sustainable Cities, City of San Diego 
 

5:30—6:30 PM | Cocktail Reception
 

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

8:00—8:45 AM | Continental Breakfast, Welcome, and Reflection

Presented by:
Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal & School Library Journal
Brian Risse, Vice President, National Sales Manager, Public Libraries, Gale – A Cengage Company
 

8:45—9:15 AM | Morning Keynote: Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Ed.D.

Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Ed.D., Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, University of San Francisco; President, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Northern California Chapter; President, San Francisco Public Library Commission; Trustee, Urban Libraries Council

 

9:15—10:00 AM | Libraries & First Responders

Increasingly public libraries plan a central role as refuge, coordinator, and more in cities’ crisis response teams. Hear how and why this is a library role from those on the front lines.

Presented by:
Adam S. Davis, Director, System Services, Palm Beach County Library System (CA)
Michelle Jeske, City Librarian, Denver Public Library

Moderated by:
Lisa Peet, Associate News Editor, Library Journal
 

10:00—10:10 AM | Industry Spotlight: Digital Library Systems Group
 

10:10—10:35 AM | Break
 

10:35—10:45 AM | Industry Spotlight: Playaway
 

10:45—11:30 AM | Intentional Equity

Learn how Seattle Public Library is operationalizing equity and inclusion in its service delivery and programming decisions, and how to audit your collection for diversity.

Presented by:
Tom Fay, Director, Library Programs and Services, Seattle Public Library
Karen Jensen, MLS, Creator & Administrator, Teen Librarian Toolbox

Moderated by:
Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor, Library Journal
 

11:30 AM—12:15 PM | Closing Keynote: Louise Bernard

Louise Bernard, Museum Director, Obama Presidential Center
 

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Interested In Sponsoring?
Please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman: rfutterman@mediasourceinc.com

 

In Partnership with


  San Diego Public Library

 

Platinum Sponsor


Gale, A Cengage Company

 

Gold Sponsor

Baker & Taylor

 
Better World Books

 
Digital Library Systems Group Playaway

 

Silver Sponsors

Biblioboard bibliotheca Communico Ingram
Innovative Midwest Tape Short Edition Techlogic

Venue

San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel 

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
509 9th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Group Rate: $159 USD per night plus tax
Book Online: Click here
Group Name: LJ Summit
Rate Expires: November 6, 2018

REGISTER

Interested In Sponsoring?
Please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman: rfutterman@mediasourceinc.com

 

In Partnership with


  San Diego Public Library

 

Platinum Sponsor


Gale, A Cengage Company

 

Gold Sponsor

Baker & Taylor

 
Better World Books

 
Digital Library Systems Group Playaway

 

Silver Sponsors

Biblioboard bibliotheca Communico Ingram
Innovative Midwest Tape Short Edition Techlogic

Sponsors

Baker & Taylor   Baker & Taylor, a Follett company, is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. We love books and leverage our unsurpassed distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere, to readers worldwide. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers globally.
 
Better World Books   Better World Books is a global leader in the social enterprise movement--$27M raised for libraries & literacy, 28M books donated, 80M books sold, $850k in grants awarded! Our Library Discards & Donations Program offers a no-cost solution for your library's surplus books. Free shipping and materials are only a couple of the benefits of this FREE program. Serving over 4,000 libraries since 2003—to learn more, please contact us at clientservices@betterworldbooks.com, 888-510-7103 ext 5830, or online.
Biblioboard   BiblioBoard, in partnership with your library, is devoted to providing your community with powerful tools to Create, Share, and Discover local content. Through our BiblioBoard Library platform, your patrons get unlimited access to collections for your community, by your community.
 
bibliotheca   At bibliotheca, we support the critical mission of libraries around the globe. Our solutions help libraries connect with their users, engage their communities, and evolve their offerings so they can transform into indispensable, equitable community hubs that inspire creativity, collaboration, and life-long learning.
 
Communico   REACH – CONNECT – GROW. Communico helps libraries increase their usage via a suite of integrated cloud-based applications. We are a next-generation library company passionate about the user experience of both patrons and staff. CREATE: CMS, Website and Widget Builder. ATTEND: Calendar and Event Management. RESERVE: Room Booking and Asset Management. BROADCAST: Interactive Digital Signage. ENGAGE: IOS and Android Patron Apps. DISCOVER: The catalog reinvented. CHECK: Integrated Self-Check. ROAM: Mobile Staff Devices
 
Digital Library Systems Group   Digital Library Systems Group (DLSG), 21st Century Library Technology Standards Setter for academic and public libraries, serving 70% of students at US universities, is presenting an affordable, easy-to-use self-serve machine that can transform your library by DOUBLING student study effectiveness, and offering digital/POD scrapbooking & personal/family archival by simply replacing photocopiers with KIC and its free MyDocs app. DLSG also offers Opus FreeFlow Digital Archival Systems, BSCAN ILL/Digital Document Delivery. www.KIC.com, www.DLSG.com, www.ImageAccess.com.
 
Ingram  

Ingram Library Services delivers innovative systems, expertise, and precise assistance in developing and maintaining your library's collection. Ingram helps librarians through our vast title selection, easy-to-use search and ordering tools, collection analytics, and customized cataloging and processing. We offer expert collection development services from MLS-degreed librarians who use Ingram's inventory of content to help position your library for the future. We know librarians are busy, and Ingram is here to help you spend less time at your desk and more time with your community.

 

Innovative   Innovative provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.
 
Gale, A Cengage Company   Gale, A Cengage Company, provides libraries with original and curated content as well as modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower discovery and insight.
 

Midwest Tape is proud to be Librarians’ #1 Media Source. We exclusively serve the collection needs of libraries, working closely with movie, television, audiobook, and music publishers to provide the best media service available to libraries.  We are proud to offer hoopla, the fastest growing media service in public libraries. With more than 650,000 titles across eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television, it is the perfect way to complement your physical media collection.

Playaway   Playaway pre-loaded products are built for circulation. From product design to content and services, they make it easy to put safe, durable and simple-to-use technology in the hands of all library patrons. Playaway helps libraries meet their goals by promoting literacy and learning, bridging the digital divide, and making technology accessible to everyone. Curated with content from the industry's top publishers and app providers, Playaway products deliver the highest quality audiobooks, apps, videos, eBooks, and read alongs. They are currently circulated in 40,000 schools, libraries, and military installations worldwide.
 
Short Edition   Accessible literature: a storytelling revival. Short Edition is passionate about the simple pleasure of reading short literature and helping Libraries create a community connection. The company launched the Short Story Dispenser, which distributes lit on the fly worldwide from Paris to Hong Kong to San Francisco. The Dispensers allow you to communicate, with impact, within the library as well as in other unexpected places in your smart city. Because literature makes us happy, Short Edition allows you to create an emotional link between your library and the community while encouraging reading, writing and literacy.
 
Tech Logic   Since our founding in 1997, Tech Logic has focused exclusively on workflow improving solutions for libraries—100% designed by librarian feedback over those twenty years. Library patrons love the simplicity and convenience of our patented self-checkout and "hands-free" book drop and sorting systems, while sorters, RFID tools and shelf management wands streamline materials handling for library staff. A family-owned, Minnesota-based company, Tech Logic designs, manufactures, installs, maintains, and supports all of its library solutions.
 

REGISTER

Interested In Sponsoring?
Please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman: rfutterman@mediasourceinc.com

 

In Partnership with


  San Diego Public Library

 

Platinum Sponsor


Gale, A Cengage Company

 

Gold Sponsor

Baker & Taylor

 
Better World Books

 
Digital Library Systems Group Playaway

 

Silver Sponsors

Biblioboard bibliotheca Communico Ingram
Innovative Midwest Tape Short Edition Techlogic

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