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October 13-15, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
Together Again

Join Your Colleagues at the Core Forum on October 13-15, 2022 in Salt Lake City!

Got Zoom fatigue, but want to connect with your colleagues? We’re going to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Core Forum on October 13-15, 2022, and we invite you to join us.

Core Forum will provide an opportunity to reconnect with fellow colleagues and make new connections while celebrating the interconnected library work Core members share. The Forum will feature a welcome reception on Thursday night, keynote presentation, 40+ concurrent sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions. Presentations will cover various hot topics and innovative content for metadata and collections, buildings and operations, leadership and management, access and equity, and technology.

Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will enjoy two days of presentations, interactive panel discussions, and activities both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Forum will engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations, and learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-Core members, are encouraged to register and bring questions, share their experiences, and perspectives to the event.

Registration is Now Open! Watch the Core Forum website for program announcements and join the list for ongoing Forum updates.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact Julie Reese at jreese@ala.org for information. The prospectus is now available.

General Event Schedule

  • Thursday, October 13
    • 8:00am – 4:00pm Ticketed Events: Tours & Preconferences (Optional)
    • 4:00pm – 5:30pm Welcome & Awards Reception
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner on Own – Optional Dine Around
  • Friday, October 14
    • 7:00am – 9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00am – 11:30am Opening Keynote & Morning Sessions
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch on Own – Optional Dine Around
    • 1:00pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Sessions
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner on Own – Optional Dine Around
    • 7:30pm – 11:00pm Game Night
  • Saturday, October 15
    • 7:30am – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
    • 8:30am – 11:00am Keynote & Morning Sessions
    • 11:00am – 12:30pm Lunch on Own – Optional Dine Around
    • 12:30pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Sessions

Sponsors & Exhibitors