Learn how to improve your library’s processes and make documentation easier with this Core webinar

For Immediate Release
Wed, 08/12/2020


Fred Reuland

Program Officer, Continuing Education




CHICAGO - Have you ever tried to write a how-to manual or other documentation for your library’s processes? Have you gotten overwhelmed trying to figure out where to start, or too busy keeping up with your day-to-day work to take a step back and document it? Most of us know that documentation is important to continuity and sustainability of processes in library work, but it’s a very easy thing to write off as too hard, or to mentally set aside for a “slow period” that never comes. Lessons from the field of technical writing can help us prioritize these important tasks.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, will present “How Do We Do That Again? Documenting Library Work,” on Wednesday, September 2, at 1:00-2:00 pm CT. This webinar will provide the best practices of technical writing process and how it can make documentation creation easier.

Participants will learn:

-The benefits of approaching documentation from a technical writing mindset
-Five steps of the technical writing process
-Articulate ways in which the technical writing process is relevant to documenting library workflows

Who Should Attend? Anyone in charge of writing documentation for processes or workflows.

Our Presenter: Emily Nimsakont, Cataloging and Metadata Trainer, Amigos Library Services

Registration: Core member $43; Non-Core member $59; Core group rate $129; International member $43; ALA Student member $0

Register online: bit.ly/3igr4Yf

To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Tihuana Spells tspells@ala.org or Vicky Williams vwilliams@ala.org.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem!

If you register you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software which may require a small download.

Questions about this webinar: Contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org or Tom Ferren at tferren@ala.org.

About the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, is a community of library workers in core functions of management and leadership, technical services, and technology shaping the future of the profession by aspiring library leaders, empowering libraries through technology, and preserving resources. Core is a division of the American Library Association.