The Core Forum will be the inaugural conference for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, and ALA’s first in-person event since the pandemic began. It will bring together decision-makers and practitioners from the ALA division that focuses on:

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

Our program tracks, dine-arounds, and discussions will be structured around these six topics, particularly the ways in which they integrate together.

Areas that used to be separate and siloed now complement each other to explore and collaborate in all the areas where these topics overlap.

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures is the division of the American Library Association whose mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning.