Core @ ALA Annual 2024

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Core @ ALA Annual 2024

The following describes the events and programming that Core is offering at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

President's Program
Preconferences
Special Events

Programs
Committees & Interest Groups

For general information, see the 2024 ALA Annual Conference website.


President's Program

Core President's Program 
Saturday, June 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
* Please check back for more information soon!

 


Preconferences

On Friday, June 28, Core will hold the following full- and half-day preconferences and tours.

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 AvramCamp-An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Public Libraries Tour

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Academic Library and Learning Spaces Tour

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Preservation in Action 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Managing Change and Holding Effective Difficult Conversations: Tools for Every Leader

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Library Building Projects 101: A crash course on basic elements of completing a building renovation or new construction


Special Events

Core 101
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Core Volunteer Fair 

Saturday, 10:30 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.

International Interior Design Awards (IIDA)

Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

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

Core Happy Hour
Saturday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

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

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

Core Poster Session

Infrastructure and Collector Poster Session

Sunday, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Top Tech Trends
Monday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Programs

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

Links to Conference Programs will be available in April.

Saturday, June 29

9:00 am - 10:00 am Don't Just Survive. THRIVE During Your Construction Project
9:00 am - 10:00 am When to Tap-In and Tap-Out:  Nurturing Resilience and Renewing Bonds in Library Teams
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Chaotic Good and Lawful Evil: The Appeal of Morally Gray Characters in Fantasy and Sci-fi
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Team of Teams: A Collaborative Model for Workgroups
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Hello from the Outside - Designing Libraries for the Missing Patron
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Investing in Employee Growth and Wellbeing: Supporting Personal Development Plans
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Values-Driven Workflows: How Are We Implementing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Routine Work and Policies?
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Data Analysis: A New Skill Set for Improving Library Services
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  The Experimental Library: A Guide to Taking Risks, Failing Forward, and Creating Change

Sunday, June 30

9:00 am - 10:00 am Identity and Authentication: Enhancing the Research Experience with Responsible Use of Patron Data
9:00 am - 10:00 am Not by the eBook: Increased Access and Alternative Licensing
9:00 am - 10:00 am Putting People over Process: Outward Mindset in the Workplace
9:00 am - 10:00 am Turning the Page: How to Design a Library for the Future
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  “Let Us Help Advance the Field”: Neurodivergent Librarian Voices Shaping Neuroinclusive Library Workplaces
11:00 am -12:00 pm Learn How to Negotiate for a More Sustainable Future
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Stay Interviews in Libraries: Implementing New Leadership Methods to Maintain Employee Retention
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Leading Libraries Committed to Community-Centered Collaboration and Impact
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Staying in MARC: Expectations for BIBFRAME to MARC Conversion and the Hybrid Metadata Future
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Stay Interviews in Libraries: Implementing New Leadership Methods to Maintain Employee Retention
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Period Poverty and Patrons

Monday, July 1

9:00 am - 10:00 am "It's Not Okay. It's Not Normal": Sexual Harassment of Librarians and Implications for the Field
9:00 am - 10:00 am Top Tech Trends
10:30 am - 11:30 am Fortifying Libraries: Cultivating Information Security in Shared Environments
10:30 am - 11:30 am Supporting Trauma-Informed Services in Library Settings
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Navigating Excellence: Developing Effective Leadership and Management Skills in Modern Libraries
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Generative Artificial Intelligence, Libraries, and The People They Serve: A Guided Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Publishing 101: Traditional, Hybrid, Independent, Self
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Words Matter: Inclusive Cataloging in an Academic Library Consortium
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Learning Pods for Deeper Staff Development
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sustainable Leadership as Solution for Representation and Inclusion in LIS

Core Board Meetings, Committee Meetings & Interest Group Sessions

Friday, June 28

10:00 am - 2:00 pm E-Books Interest Group
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Core Board Meeting I

Saturday, June 29

8:30 am - 10:00 am Preservation Administrators Interest Group
9:00 am - 10:00 am Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Core All Chairs Meeting 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Preservation Section Leadership Meeting 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Preservation Town Hall Meeting 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Core Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Creative Ideas in Technical Service IG

Sunday, June 30

8:30 am - 10:00 am Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
10:00 am - 11:00 am Building & Operations Leadership & Chairs Meeting 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Metadata & Collections Section All Committee Meeting
11:00 am -12:00 pm Building & Operations All Section Meeting
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Authority Control Interest Group
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm International Relations Committee Meeting 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Access & Equity All Section Meeting 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Technology All Section Meeting 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MARC Formats Transition Interest Group
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Library Storage Interest Group
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Linked Data Interest Group
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm International Relations Committee Program 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group

Monday, July 1

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Web4Lib Interest Group
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Electronic Resources Interest Group
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Library Consulting Interest Group 
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Libraries Interest Group
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm  Core Board Meeting II

 

 


 

 

If you have any questions about Core programming at ALA Annual 2024, please contact Tom Ferren, Core Deputy Executive Director of Leadership and Learning, at tferren@ala.org. Visit the 2024 ALA Annual Conference website for more information about the event.