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SLJ Leadership Basecamp & Diversity Workshop

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Simmons College

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

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SLJ Leadership Basecamp

Monday August 6, 2018

School Library Journal’s Leadership Basecamp is a full-day, intensive professional development program designed to foster the next generation of children and teen librarians who are ready to accelerate their path to leadership, and want to upskill to meet their goals.

Through keynote speeches, small-group sessions, and practical, hands-on workshops, attendees learn from current industry professionals and subject matter experts how to enhance their skills, innovate in their own institutions and more effectively engage with your community and beyond.

Participants will engage with a faculty of innovative education leaders to explore a range of topics including building an impactful library program, taking the lead on tech, diversifying collections, aligning with standards and school goals, information literacy, developing strategic partnerships, and much more.

If you are ready to take the next step professionally, this program is for you.


SLJ Diversity Workshop

Tuesday August 7, 2018

The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion. Attendees will come away with an understanding of key concepts, such as white privilege, implicit bias, and intersectionality. Librarians will learn how to recognize offensive stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions within media and how to assess for authenticity and appropriation. Participants will get an overview and tips on performing a diversity audit and learn how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion.

Instructors will include Mahnaz Dar, SLJ reference and professional reading editor; Shelley Diaz, SLJ reviews manager; and Kiera Parrott, reviews director at Library Journal and School Library Journal.

Primary audience: school librarians; public youth services librarians; educators

Key skills/competencies that will be addressed:

  • Understanding of key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, stereotypes and tropes, microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality.
  • Ability to recognize common problematic elements in text and art.
  • Ability to assess the diversity and inclusiveness of current collection development, RA, and promotional practices.
  • Tools, tips, and advice on how to better diversify collections and displays and how to advocate for inclusive books.



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The Inn at Longwood Medical Center
342 Longwood Avenue, Fenway Kenmore
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Group Rate: $209 USD per night plus tax
Book Online: Click here
Phone Reservations: (617) 731-4700
Group Name: SLJ Basecamp - Media Source or mention code MEDI0807
Rate Expires: July 10, 2018


Special group pricing is available. Attend with a team from your school or school district for a unique team building experience. Contact us today to learn more.

Questions? Please email sljevents@mediasourceinc.com.



Discounts available to members of our partner organizations!

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