Core Webinar Helps you Build a Holistic Employee Engagement Framework

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/30/2020


Fred Reuland

Core Program Officer, Continuing Education

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association/Core

This webinar will explore various important aspects of engaging employees.  Included will be workforce planning guides; ways to reduce bias and hacking in the job interview; human resources best practices for employee development and onboarding; and holistic talent reviews; and career planning. In addition, participants will participate with polls and brief discussion opportunities throughout the session and will be provided with a handout to help them outline an employee engagement plan for their libraries, regardless of size and type.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Building a holistic employee engagement framework,” on Wednesday, December 9, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time. 

This webinar will provide a reading list for participants who wish to further explore topics covered.

In this webinar, attendees will learn to:

  • Explore the development of a recruitment strategy and interview process focused on diversity and reducing bias
  • Analyze a plan for onboarding that goes beyond the basics to guide employees through their new organizational culture and structure
  • Outline an employee development program that encompasses opportunities for training and recognition
  • Re-imagine an evaluation process that looks ahead at career planning as a way to continually help employees grow

Who should attend: Library administrators and managers, as well as anyone interested in leading from less formal functional roles in any type of library

Cinthya Ippoliti is the Director of the Auraria Library. She provides direct administrative leadership for library services, spaces, partnerships, and programming on the tri-institutional Auraria Campus which includes the University of Colorado, Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver and collectively serves approximately 45,000 highly diverse students in an urban setting.


  • Core Member - $43
  • Nonmember - $59
  • Groups - $129 (Includes a link to share with others in your institution for safe distance viewing)
  • ALA Student Members: - $0

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

How to Register:
Online: Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date, and you must log in.
By phone: 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives)
By mail: Click Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

Core Code of Conduct: Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements: A computer with Internet access and media player software is required. A high-speed connection and headphones are recommended. Core webinars are hosted through GoToWebinar. Check to see if your system supports GoToWebinar. Test your connection or audio. 

For questions about registration: contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 or email

For all other webinar questions or comments, please contact

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.