For immediate release | October 30, 2020

Create More Effective Policies and Procedures with this Core Webinar

Writing effective policies and procedures is the key to many aspects of successful library management. In this webinar, we will discuss approaches to writing policies and procedures that promote positive relationships with your library’s patrons and community.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Creating Effective Policies and Procedures,” on Tuesday, December 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.

This webinar will present the important attributes of strong policies and procedures, the steps for creating and maintaining these documents, and resources that can help with the process. Participants will leave with the tools needed to write new documents and a checklist for evaluating and updating existing policies and procedures.

In this webinar, attendees will learn to:

  • Summarize the keys to effective policies and procedures
  • Create an effective workflow for creating new policies and procedures
  • Evaluate existing policies and procedures
  • Develop strategies for introducing new policies and procedures to library staff and the larger library community

Who should attend: Library professionals in charge of creating and revising policies and procedures, particularly managers and directors.


Carli Spina is an Associate Professor and the Head of Research & Instructional Services at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has extensive experience teaching, publishing, and working on projects related to management, inclusion, accessibility, Universal Design, user experience, and technology.


  • Core Member - $43
  • Nonmember - $59
  • Groups - $129 (Includes a link to share with others in your institution for safe distance viewing)
  • ALA Student Members: $0

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

How to Register:

Online: Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date, and you must log in.

By phone: 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives)

By mail: Click Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

Core Code of Conduct: Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements: A computer with Internet access and media player software is required. A high-speed connection and headphones are recommended. Core webinars are hosted through GoToWebinar. Check to see if your system supports GoToWebinar. Test your connection or audio.

For questions about registration: contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 or email

For all other webinar questions or comments, please contact

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.


Fred Reuland

Core Program Officer, Continuing Education

American Library Association/Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures