Registration and housing now open for Core Forum 2022

For Immediate Release
Wed, 08/03/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGORegistration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2022, which will take place October 13-15, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

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, keynote presentations, 45+ concurrent sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions. Presentations will cover various hot topics and innovative content on access & equity, assessment, buildings & operations, leadership & management, metadata & collections, preservation, and technology.

Two full days of presentations, interactive panel discussions, and activities 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.

Core will be working closely with the Hilton Salt Lake City Center and following state and local protocols to provide the safest environment for our attendees. While this aspect of the Forum may feel different, attendees will still find top-quality educational programming, great networking, and exciting speakers.

Full registration includes:

  • Opening Keynote Session on October 14 and Closing Keynote Session on October 15;
  • Poster sessions October 14-15;
  • More than 45 educational programs curated for, and by, library professionals;
  • Exhibit tabletop displays, open October 14-15; and
  • Welcome and Awards Reception on October 13

Personal members of Core and personal members of the Utah Library Association (ULA) save $150 more than non-members, with exclusive access to the Early Bird discount through September 6. Advance registration will then be available for all attendees through October 7. Tickets to preconference sessions and tours are available for an additional charge.

Core also has secured room blocks at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center hotel. Forum registration is required to reserve a room in the Core block. Housing reservations must be made prior to September 11.

Core Forum is sponsored by the following:
Platinum Sponsor: OCLC
Gold Sponsor: LYRASIS
Silver Sponsor: Backstage Library Works
Forum Supporters: Project Muse and Duke University Press

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Julie Reese at or 312-280-5030 to learn more.

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 new division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.