For immediate release | August 3, 2023

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; A Strategic Plan to Live By

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: A Strategic Plan to Live By” on August 23, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Strategic planning is a routine part of library leadership, but what if the ordinary planning process was made transformative? Learn how one library system developed a strategic plan to live by using the Harwood approach to leverage staff and community input, create data-driven measures of achievement and powerful outcomes and engage staff at all levels to take ownership. This panel presentation will include staff from the strategic planning process who will share success stories from Pioneer Library System's strategic planning process, tips on how to craft your own strategic plan to impact your community, and ways that staff, from administrators to frontline workers, can lead and accomplish organizational goals. Learn how one document can help tell your library’s story, help streamline budgeting and empower staff at all levels. Discover partners in and outside your organization who will help implement and carry out this plan beyond the walls of the library.

Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: A Strategic Plan to Live By

Live Webinar:
Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Kelly Sitzman, Director of Communications and Employee Development, Pioneer Library System, Norman, OK

Caroline Dulworth, Associate Director, Pioneer Library System; Manager, Norman Public Library Central, Norman, OK

Lisa Wells, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System, Norman, OK

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).

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Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures