Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Beyond Late Fees

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/30/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOWhen a library charges fees, denies service, or requires patrons to jump through hoops to gain access, who benefits? It's certainly not the patrons that need library service the most. Join Core on January 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Beyond Late Fees.” This presentation will discuss how one rural public library learned to take a hard look at what it really means to provide library service focused on empowering all community members. Institutional barriers can be difficult to take down and–for some–difficult to recognize. By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to recognize how library policies and procedures disenfranchise the populations that need library services the most, question “this has always been the way” statements and the harm traditional practices cause, and take home real-life examples of mind-set changes and how to implement them within the boundaries of governing rules.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Best of Core Forum: Beyond Late Fees
Live Webinar: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Carrie Valdes, Library Director, Grand County Public Library, Moab, UT

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

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

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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About Core

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