The Core Forum is the annual conference for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructures, Futures. It brings together decisions makers and practitioners that focus on the following areas:

  • Access & Equity
  • Assessment
  • Buildings & Operations
  • Leadership & Management
  • Metadata & Collections
  • Preservation
  • Technology

Core Forum program tracks and discussions are structured around these seven topics, particularly the ways in which they interact with and complement each other.

Join Us in New Orleans

The Core Forum will take place 19-21 October 2023, at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside! Forum features pre-conference workshops, tours, thought-provoking presentations, keynote speakers, poster presentations, and social events. An unconference space also allows for informal conversations throughout the event, including ad hoc, birds-of-a-feather discussions.

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructures, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. It is a division of the American Library Association. Core’s mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning.