For immediate release | November 15, 2023

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Thinking Big

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Thinking Big” on March 27, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Faced with deficiencies of collection and space, and a failed tax referendum to address these needs, the Louisville Free Public Library opted for a transformative investment that reshaped how the community is served. Explore the holistic and constantly evolving approach to how this library reaches their patrons, how they optimize staffing and nurture visitor interaction and how they leverage the built environment to achieve enduring value. The program focuses on the institutional, financial, and design logic for delivering transformative change across a library system. Administrators, facility managers, and operations leadership staff are particularly encouraged to attend this webinar.

Best of Core at ALA Conference: Thinking Big

Live Webinar:
Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Colin Drake, Principal, JRA Architects, Louisville, KY

Lee Burchfield, Director, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY

Doug Foster, Manager of Design & Construction, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY

Matt Kruntorad, Principal, MSR Design, Minneapolis, MN

Andy Knight, Principal, MKSK Studios, Louisville, KY

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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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, LinkedIn, or Instagram.


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures