For immediate release | August 9, 2023

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library

CHICAGO—Join Core on October 31, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library.” Libraries, as civic institutions, have a responsibility to embody the values they promote in their communities. A Net-Zero Energy library building is a way of demonstrating a commitment to long-term sustainability. This program, structured for audiences of any experience level, uses a case study framework to articulate the sustainable strategies used in two Net-Zero Energy public library facilities. One is the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, a 45,000 square foot new construction building serving an urban population in Massachusetts. The other is the Howard Lake Library, a 6,700 square foot new construction branch of the Great River Regional Library, replacing a 43-year-old facility in this rural community outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The panel will share insights into the process of exploring, evaluating, and implementing high performance construction, sharing commonalities and differences.

Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library

Live Webinar:
Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m.


Angela Ward Hyatt, President and Library Practice Leader, Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, MA

Kelsey Laser, Associate, Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, MA

Susan Morgan, Partner and Library Practice Leader, BKV Group, Minneapolis, MN

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67

ALA Member: $71.10

Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

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

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

For questions or comments related to Core webinars, please contact Core CE staff 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.


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures