For immediate release | March 9, 2023

Core ALA Preconference: Core Chicago Area Public Library Tours

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the full-day tour “Core Chicago Area Public Library Tours" on Friday, June 23, 2023, during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Come tour three unique public libraries in the Chicago area, Chicago Public Library’s Chinatown and Independence branches in the city and Skokie Public Library in the northern suburbs. Library staff and architects will lead the tours and be available for questions, and lunch will be served during the event. Participants will learn how a library can be combined with a housing project, gain knowledge of how a library can be sensitively renovated to allow for a completely reimagined library experience, and find out how a library can be designed to be flexible for future changes.

Core Chicago Area Public Library Tours

Friday, June 23, 2023, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Planning Chair

Laura Klinger, Principal, Hacker Architects


Core Member: $159.00 early | $159.00 advance | $209.00 onsite

ALA Member: $189.00 early | $189.00 advance | $239.00 onsite

Non-member: $210.00 early | $210.00 advance | $260.00 onsite

Other Member: $189.00 early | $189.00 advance | $239.00 onsite

View the complete schedule of the 2023 Core Annual preconferences, programs, and events.

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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.


Tom Ferren

Interim Deputy Director of Leadership and Learning

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures