Learning Formats


LibLearnX is education for library professionals, by library professionals.

LibLearnX is designed to be an active learning experience. You will take part in experiential learning "learning by doing" in hands-on workshops, bite-sized presentations, deep dives with engaging discussions, and more. And you can create a schedule of sessions to match your learning style and objectives.

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Accelerator

Led by an expert facilitator, these sessions will expose you to out-of-the-box ideas that challenge traditional thinking and concepts and will empower you to accelerate your ideas. 

Sessions are approximately 2 hours in length.

Ideas Xchange

Discover innovative ideas about the topics that matter most to the library community. Creative projects will be shared in peer-to-peer conversations through photo images, videos, or engaging conversations in a social and informal learning space in the LLX Marketplace.  

Sessions are approximately 30 minutes in length.

ShopTalk

Pick up practical knowledge and tips – and learn about hot topics and trends at these “bite-sized” presentations that focus on a specific idea, project, or workflow.

Sessions are approximately 15–20 minutes in length.

Learning Lab

Delve into current issues and topics of interest with action-based instruction and collaborative learning. With a focus on specific methods, approaches, and opportunities, you’ll leave with immediately actionable insights to take back to your library. 

Sessions are approximately 60 minutes in length.

Learning Labs - Levels of Interaction:

Primary Content Areas

Books and Authors

Books and Authors features authors highlighting timely topics and recent or upcoming publications.

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Collection Services

Collection Services includes archives, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, digital collections, electronic resources, local history, preservation, and scholarly communication.

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Community Outreach and Engagement

Community Outreach and Engagement includes topics such as building and sustaining partnerships, expanding access, community-driven approaches, civic engagement, sustainability, and disaster response.

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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness involves physical and mental health efforts supporting library staff and/or patrons, such as creating trauma-informed libraries, fostering wellness in older adults, and partnering with healthcare providers.

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Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management highlights administration and planning, assessment and data collection, buildings and facilities, customer service and user experience, finances, leadership and change management, marketing, personnel, privacy issues, and security.

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Library Programs and Services

Library Programs and Services focuses on core service areas, information literacy and instruction, adult literacy and digital equity, program formats and digital learning, services by age group, services for special populations, and reference services.

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Readers' Advisory

Readers’ Advisory involves the service of recommending and connecting users with materials, including book lists and displays, tools, and innovative approaches.

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Technology Innovation

Technology Innovation spotlights ways in which libraries are transforming tools, practices and services through the use of applied technology, emerging technologies, technology systems, websites and UX.

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See what our past attendees have said about LibLearnX education sessions ...

I enjoyed participating in breakout rooms during sessions and had some great conversations. It is reassuring to see other librarians asking the same questions and talking about the same issues at other institutions.

LibLearnX gave me dedicated time to focus on skills that I can learn from peers and experts to enhance my ability at work.  

LibLearnX is a must-attend learning experience designed for library professionals from all library types and at all career levels.