Monday, April 27, 2009

SLJ Day of Dialog

Day of Dialog? What is that?

Join School Library Journal for its first Day of Dialog—a free, day-long program where librarians, editors, authors, and vendors meet to discuss the changing world of books, reading, and libraries. This year we’ll investigate whether blogs are changing our reading and buying habits, hear about the next wave in audiobooks for kids (Guys Listen!), and explore the future of books (like 39 Clues) that are leading readers beyond the page and into the digital world.

Blogs! Yay! What blogs/bloggers in particular?

Are bloggers having an impact on what we read, what we add to collections, what we recommend? Here what avid bloggers Liz Burns (A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy), Laura Lutz (Pinot and Prose), Cheryl Klein (Brooklyn Arden), and author Libba Bray have to say about it.

Moderated by Betsy Bird, SLJ blogger and librarian, New York Public Library

Hey, that's you!

Why yes, yes it is.

When and where is this Day of Dialog?

Thursday, May 28th, from 8:30 to 4:30. It's at Dwek Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York.

But, um, Liz, aren't you phobic about urban driving and parking?

Sh! No need to share all the bad stuff about me. But if I'm going to overcome that phobia (or find some way around it), you know it's for a good reason. Forget me (tho, blatant self promotion, I do think the blogging panel is going to be great). There will be audiobook discussions! Authors! Technology changing how we tell story! It's going to be fun, informative, and you will regret not going.

So click through to the full description of the Day and sign up now. And stop back here to let me know you're going!

© Elizabeth Burns of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy


Mary Ann Scheuer said...

Liz - this sounds great. Any idea about how they might share some of the info from this event for folks who can't travel to it? Brooklyn is a long way from San Francisco...

Alison said...

Liz - you can park at the Brooklyn Museum, just go past the library on Eastern Parkway, turn right after the museum, and there's a parking lot. I think it's about $9 or $10. Street parking is very limited.

who works there

Darla said...

This is one of the best parts of Book Expo. I was lucky enough to attend when it was in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. It is one of the best education places I visit. I time my trips to conferences to the states when I can go to two conferences at a time. The cost to go to even one from Alaska gets prohibitive.

Look for the person from Alaska and you will find me.