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Register Now for Core Forum 2024!

CHICAGO—Registration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2024, which will take place November 14-16, in Minneapolis, MN, at the Hilton Minneapolis.

Core Forum is an opportunity to reconnect with fellow colleagues and make new connections while celebrating the interconnected library work Core members share. It features a welcome reception on Thursday night, a networking reception on Friday night, 2 keynote presentations, 45+ concurrent sessions, tabletop exhibits and poster sessions. Presentations will cover various hot topics and innovative content on access & equity, buildings & operations, leadership & management, metadata & collections, preservation, and technology.

Two full days of presentations across all six session tracks are guaranteed to be both thought-provoking and highly relevant to participants’ current and future career paths. Forum engages the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitates enriching conversations, and offers unique learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-Core members, is encouraged to register, bring real-life questions, share experiences, and network to learn new perspectives.

Full registration includes:

  • 2 Receptions
  • 2 Keynote Presentations
  • 45+ Educational Presentations curated for, and by library professionals
  • Poster Sessions
  • Tabletop Exhibits

Core members as well as members of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) can save $150 by taking advantage of the Early Bird discount that's available through October 18. Advance registration ends November 14. Tickets to preconference sessions and tours are available for an additional charge–space is limited.

Core has secured room blocks at the Hilton Minneapolis hotel. Forum registration is required to reserve a room in the Core block. Housing reservations must be made prior to October 16.

Core Forum is sponsored by the following:

Diamond Sponsor: OCLC
Gold Sponsor: MSR Design
Silver Sponsor: East View Information Services
Bronze Sponsor: University of Minnesota Libraries

To learn about the sponsorship opportunities that are still available, view the Core Sponsorship Guide or contact Julie Reese, Core Executive Director, at or 312-280-5030.

For more information about other Core events and programs, contact the Core office at, or visit

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 Director of Learning and Events

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures