Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Reinventing the Modern Library

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/12/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Reinventing the Modern Library” on February 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Hear how one library undertook a major renovation project during the pandemic to modernize its public spaces and respond to community needs. The presenters, one architect and two library directors, will take attendees inside the process of making the case for a renovation, listening to users, identifying major design objectives, and completing the project on-time and under-budget even with many challenges thrown in the way. They will also share how their community has responded to the redesigned library and highlight the ways they prioritized accessibility and inclusion. Innovative design solutions for collections, study and meeting rooms, experiential learning spaces, and outdoor gathering spaces will be featured. Participants will come away with ideas for innovative design solutions for the modern library and leadership tips for managing a large scale building project.

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: Reinventing the Modern Library
Live Webinar: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Andrew Berman, Principal Architect, Andrew Berman Architect, New York, NY
Laura McGrath, Deputy Director, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
Richard Kong, Director, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL

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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