For immediate release | February 10, 2023

Now Accepting Proposals for Core Forum 2023 in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Presentation proposals are now being accepted for Core Forum 2023, to be held October 19-21, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Core Forum is an opportunity to reconnect with fellow colleagues and make new connections while celebrating the interconnected library work that Core members share. It features a welcome reception on Thursday evening, keynote presentations, more than 40 concurrent sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions. Presentations will cover a variety of timely topics and innovative content on access & equity, assessment, building & operations, leadership & management, metadata and collections, preservation, and technology.

Take advantage of two full days of presentations, interactive panel discussions, and activities that will be thought-provoking and highly relevant to your current and future career paths.

The Forum leverages the collective expertise of presenters and attendees, facilitating enriching conversations and providing unique learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-Core members, is encouraged to attend and bring real-world questions, share experiences, and network to gain new perspectives.

Interested in leading or contributing to a session? Core wants to hear from you! Share your interesting projects, research, perspectives, and experiences. Fill out this form to submit your 60-minute session, poster, or preconference workshop. The deadline for submitting your proposal is Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Questions about submitting a proposal? Join us for an “All About Core Forum” webinar session on Thursday, February 23 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. Please register here.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact Julie Reese, Interim Core Executive Director at for information. A prospectus will be available in the coming weeks.

Registration opens in June. Check the Core Forum website for program announcements and join the mailing list for ongoing Forum updates.

For more information about other Core events and programs, contact the Core office at, or visit

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 new division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.


Julie Reese

Interim Executive Director

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures