Core @ ALA Annual 2023

Core at ALA Annual 2023Promotional graphic for ALA Annual 2023 - join us in Chicago from June 22-27

Join Core for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition June 22-27, 2023 in Chicago IL for the following programming.

President's Program
Special Events

Committees & Interest Groups

All conference events and locations will be available on the Conference Scheduler, which will go live in April 2023.

For general information see the 2023 ALA Annual Conference website.

President's Program

Core President's Program Featuring Angela Saini
Saturday, June 24, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Hilton Chicago, International South Room

Sponsored by OCLC

The Origins of Patriarchy

“The end products of male power are well documented – in the greater proportion of men in positions of authority, in the preference for sons in many parts of the world, in rates of sexual harassment, in statistic after statistic – but that in itself isn’t an explanation for how men came to rule.” How did patriarchy become embedded in societies all over the globe? Drawing on the latest evidence, science writer Angela Saini explores how gendered oppression emerged from prehistory onwards. As she argues, there is nothing natural or biological about male domination.

Angela Saini is an award-winning journalist based in New York, known globally for her work on race and gender. She has presented science programmes on BBC radio and television, and her writing has appeared in National Geographic, Wired, and Nature.
She is the author of four books, including
Superior: The Return of Race Science, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, which has been translated into fourteen languages. Both are on university reading lists across the world. Her latest book The Patriarchs, on the origins of patriarchy, was hailed as a highlight for 2023 by the Financial Times, Guardian and Publishers Weekly.
Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and has been a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Humboldt Foundation in Berlin. She has delivered distinguished lectures and keynotes at Oxford, Yale, Princeton and CERN in Geneva.

Core thanks OCLC, sponsor of the President's Program


On Friday, June 23, Core will hold the following full- and half-day preconferences and events.

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What you Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Unlocking the Power of RDA: A Joint Workshop with NARDAC and PCC SCT RDA Training Task Group
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Merchandise Mart Furniture Showrooms and Factory Tour
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Core Chicago Area Public Library Tours - SOLD OUT
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Preservation in Action - SOLD OUT
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Core Innovative Learning Spaces: A Tour of Innovative Chicago Area Academic Institutions
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Introduction to Library Assessment

Special Events

Core 101 & Meet/Greet
Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn about Core and how you can get involved in the division. Share your opinion with Core leaders; also discover our Sections and how they can help support your work.

Top Tech Trends
Saturday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Core President's Program & Awards
Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Core Happy Hour
Saturday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsored by EBSCO

PR Xchange at Convention Center
Sunday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - PR Xchange Event

Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Awards Ceremony

John Cotton Dana Awards and Reception
Sunday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

AIA Awards and Reception
Monday, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm, offsite event. Location:AIA Chicago office 35 E Wacker Dr Suite 250, Chicago, IL 60601. All are welcome to attend.


The following is the daily schedule of Core programs at Annual.

Saturday, June 24

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Biophilic Design: Impacting the Emotional Wellbeing of Library Goers
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a Core Part of Technical Services
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Colonies in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Exploring Brave New Worlds and Oppressive Conquerors
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Programming for Accessibility: Workshops, Graphic Design, and 508 Compliance

*Co-Sponsored by ALSC & PLA

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Learnings From Cities: How the Library Catalyzes a City's Equity-Driven Community Economic Development Agenda
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Metadata Rights of Libraries: A Panel Discussion

Sunday, June 25

9:00 am - 10:00 am Facilitating Conversations Around Data Privacy: A New Toolkit for Library Workers and Their Patrons
9:00 am - 10:00 am Online Checkout of Software Licenses for Patrons' Own Devices: A New Model for Expanding Access
9:00 am - 10:00 am Thinking Outside of Your Positionalities: Centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in Your Library
9:00 am - 10:00 am CANCELLED: Transforming Your Library: Fostering Individuality and Equity Through Design
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Cataloging Continuing Resources: Preparing for a Future Linked-Data Environment
11:00 am -12:00 pm Coworker to Supervisor - How to Manage Previous Peers
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Understanding and Advocating for Net-Zero and Energy Sustainability in Your Library
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Changing the Representation of Disabilities in Description and Classification
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Marvelous Middle: Finding Ways to Grow and Thrive in Middle Management
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm* The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library - And How to Avoid Them!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Federated Authentication: Does Enhancing User Experience Mean Libraries Need to Sacrifice Privacy?
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Library of Experiences: Collaborative Learning Spaces and Makerspaces in a Rural Public Library
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Small Team, Big Job: A Model for Sustainable Critical Cataloging and Reparative Description
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Thinking Big: How Systemwide Planning and Design Optimize Service and Maximize Engagement
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm "Education Never Ends": Teaching and Learning with Sherlock Holmes
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Dialogues in Metadata: Bridging the Gap Between Library and Information Science Education and Metadata in Practice


Monday, June 26

9:00 am - 10:00 am Thinking to Produce Results
9:00 am - 10:00 am Academic Libraries, Campus Partners, and Student Success
10:30 am - 11:30 am Challenges and Solutions in E-Resources Licensing
10:30 am - 11:30 am "Cataloging Correctly for Kids": The Basics of Cataloging Materials for Young People
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Capacity Building
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm A Strategic Plan to Live By
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm How You Can Build Better: Effective Library Project Management
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Library Linked Data Strategies in Action: Institutional Linked Data Frameworks for Collections, Discovery, and Access
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Expanding Professional Engagement through Online Conference Access: Working Toward Inclusive and Effective Hybrid Models




Committee Meetings & Interest Group Sessions

Friday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm E-Books Interest Group
10:30 am - 11:30 am  Instructional Technologies Interest Group 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group 

Saturday, June 24

9:00 am - 10:00 am Awards for Buildings & Interiors Committee
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Architecture for Public Libraries Committee
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Digital Conversion Interest Group 
10:30 am - 11:30 am Project Management Interest Group
10:30 am - 11:30 am International Relations Committee 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Library Interiors, Furnishings, and Equipment Committee
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Member Engagement Coordination Committee
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Metadata Standards Committee 

Sunday, June 25

8:30 am - 10:00 am Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
8:30 am - 10:00 am Building & Operations All Section Meeting
9:00 am - 10:00 am CANCELLED: Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction (SF Notables)
9:00 am -10:00 am Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group 
10:30 am - 11:30 am Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group
10:30 am - 11:30 am Metadata Interest Group 
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Metadata & Collections All Section Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Authority Control Interest Group 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Library Consulting Interest Group
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Access & Equity All Section Meeting
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Technology All Section Meeting 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Library Storage Interest Group 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Newspaper Interest Group 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Buildings for College and University Libraries Committee

Monday, June 26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Core Board Meeting 





If you have any questions about Core programming at ALA Annual 2023, please contact Tom Ferren, Core Interim Deputy Director of Leadership and Learning, at Visit the 2023 ALA Annual Conference website for more information about the event.