For immediate release | March 22, 2022

New Core Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Management

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce the release of a new web course that introduces library managers to the fundamental concepts of management. Developed and led by Julia Davis, an experienced information science professional with a strong passion for employee-focused leadership practices, accessibility and procedural standardization, the Fundamentals of Management web course is designed for new managers to build the skill set they need to successfully lead their department or organization, as well as support existing managers looking to improve their skills.

Upon completion of this four-week course, attendees will be able to recognize the key differences between management and individual contributor roles, define their own leadership style, effectively build relationships in the workplace, identify strategic practices for managing employees and their work, and understand HR fundamentals and how to implement them in the workplace.

Fundamentals of Management

Sessions repeat throughout the year. You only need to attend one.

Session 1: April 25 – May 20, 2022

Session 2: June 6 – July 1, 2022

Registration Fees:

$165.11 – Core Member

$188.10 – ALA Member

$209.00 – Non-member

This course is limited to 25 students per session. Sessions are expected to sell out quickly.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to online course, please contact Mia Blixt-Shehan, Core CE Assistant, at

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, 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. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.


Tom Ferren

Program Officer, Professional Development

American Library Association

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