For immediate release | March 20, 2024

Core ALA Annual Preconference: Academic Library and Learning Spaces Tour

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the preconference “Academic Library and Learning Spaces Tour" on Friday, June 28, 2024, during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Join colleagues and members of CORE's Buildings for College and University Libraries (BCUL) Committee for a tour of innovative academic library and flexible teaching and learning spaces. We will tour UC San Diego's Geisel Library, Design and Innovation Building, and Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI). Participants will then be transported to the University of San Diego to tour Copley Library and adjacent Learning Commons. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Academic Library and Learning Spaces Tour
Friday, June 28, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Planning Chair

Sharon Murphy, Principal, Pfeiffer Partners Architects


Core Member: $159.00 advance | $209.00 standard
ALA Member: $189.00 advance | $239.00 standard
Non-member: $209.00 advance | $259.00 standard
Other Member: $159.00 advance | $209.00 standard

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Tom Ferren

Deputy Executive Director of Learning and Events

American Library Association

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