Real quick post today because I am busy all day celebrating our daughter as she gets her diploma, ironically from a much closer vantage point than we would have previously. [If you are interested in what it will look like, here are photos from the beginning of the alphabet. Really personal for almost 1,000 kids in her grade.]
Yesterday was Library Journal's annual Day of Dialog, an event that always coincides with Book Expo. This year, it was their first ever virtual DoD. I attendee all day yesterday and I can tell you that it was a huge success. The technology worked extremely well, the interactivity in the virtual exhibit hall was better than the physical exhibit hall I experienced the 1 time I went to this event [ when it was in Chicago a few years ago].
Seriously, I spent more time in the virtual exhibit hall than I did at the live event, and it wasn't even close. Honestly, the virtual exhibit hall was the most surprising and exciting part of this event for me. I knew the panels would be good. Doing the panels virtually is not that much different than everyone sitting on a stage. Plus, those of us int he audience didn't have to sit in uncomfortable chairs for 8 hours. I was able to get up and walk around, even do the dishes, throughout the programming.
But even better than the fact that some of us experienced this as a one day event ...you can actually still experience everything from home or work, in your own time frame, for free, from now until August 28th!
Use this link to enter the virtual platform. If you already registered, you can enter the necessary info. If you did not, no worries. There is a link to register still.
Again, I repeat, anyone can participate in this amazing event for free for 3 full months!
Watch the recording of the panels, yes, but please also visit all of the exhibit booths. There are videos and resources there too. Also, the author chats have been preserved. So while you can't ask a question and get a response, you can read the questions and responses from when it happened. Again, I was blown away by the exhibit halls in a virtual environment.
For those of you who need CE certificates, those are available after you complete each video. There are hundreds of hours of CE credit available...for FREE!
You can also access the Twitter chat, even if you do not have a Twitter account, by clicking on this link for #LJDoD
Visit today, or file this post or the link for further access but just don't miss out on the chance to see editors and authors chatting about upcoming books in a variety of genres, access resources, get digital downloads, and more.
And thank you Library Journal for offering the day virtually and for FREE. I know it was a lot of work to organize and pull off. And the On Demand viewing option for 3 full months is a very nice bonus too!
Again click here to participate for yourself. I promise you it is worth it.
[PS: sorry [not sorry] in advance for exploding you TBR]
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