Core ALA Preconference: Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries

For Immediate Release
Wed, 03/16/2022


Tom Ferren

Program Officer, Professional Development

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGO—Public libraries are faced with unique challenges in a 24-hour news cycle world. While the corporate sector has extensive business continuity plans in place, far fewer libraries have up-to-date crisis communication strategies and plans developed in order to protect their brand in a sudden emergency. At its heart, crisis planning doesn’t actually mean preparing for the worst—it means preparing to avoid risk and maximize opportunity. Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Friday, June 24 for the half-day preconference "Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries" during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. As crisis situations impact all areas of an organization, this pre-conference workshop is beneficial to people in every role—from library leaders and communicators to emerging professionals from all backgrounds. During this interactive program, you’ll learn how to plan for and help your peers, partners and stakeholders weather a crisis and emerge stronger. 

Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries
Friday, June 24, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Speakers: Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing and Communications, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Christine Feldmann, Director of Marketing and Communications, Anne Arundel County Public Library; and Meghan McCorkell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Enoch Pratt Free Library 


Division Member: $119.00 advanced | $119.00 standard | $169.00 onsite
ALA Member: $149.00 advanced | $149.00 standard | $199.00 onsite
Non-member: $199.00 advance | $199.00 standard | $249.00 onsite
Other Member: $149.00 advance | $149.00 standard | $199.00 onsite

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