For immediate release | August 23, 2022

Core Forum Preconference: Building Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Capacity


CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during Core Forum 2022 in Salt Lake City for the preconference "Building Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Capacity." Leading organizational EDI efforts requires a nuanced understanding of EDI, balancing the organization’s needs as you navigate various dynamics, identities, and perspectives. Organizations must consider organizational and individual capacity before embarking on the EDI journey to create a workplace of equity, diversity, and belonging that is sustainable in the long term. During this workshop, leaders will build capacity around EDI dialogue, holding space, and avoiding burnout.

Building Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Capacity

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Allison Spehar, Director of Equity and Organizational Development, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

Andrea Villanueva, Public Services Director, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH

Anthony Wilson, Chief Diversity Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH

Deanna Romriell, Lead Service Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

Laura Simonds, Director of Collection Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH


Core Member or Utah Library Association Member: $179

ALA Member: $219

Non-Member: $279

Student/Retired/Seeking Employment/International: $159

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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.


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

American Library Association

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