For immediate release | March 20, 2024

Core ALA Annual Preconference: Public Library Tours

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the full-day tour “Public Library Tours" on Friday, June 28, 2024, during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Come tour three unique Public libraries in the San Diego area, San Diego Public Library’s Central and San Ysidro branches in the city and San Diego County Library’s Imperial Beach branch in the South Bay region. 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 designed to be flexible for future changes, be designed with sustainable goals to achieve a LEED Gold rating, and be designed to include integrated outdoor areas.

Public Library Tours
Friday, June 28, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Planning Chairs

Laura Klinger, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal
Marissa Sant, Hacker Architects, AIA Associate


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

View the complete schedule of the 2024 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, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Tom Ferren

Deputy Executive Director of Learning and Events

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures