Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Strategic Planning

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/22/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core on February 7, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Strategic Planning.” The purpose of strategic planning is to create a plan for an organization to move forward. It clarifies the mission and vision, and names the priorities to inform resource allocation. This webinar is grounded in the premise that the most valuable strategic plans are rooted in evidence intentionally gathered by listening to diverse voices across a library, its institution, and the broader environment. This interactive session will describe the evidence-based strategic planning process at two academic libraries, including an overview of tools and strategies. Through this process, participants will develop the structure to help them jumpstart the evidence-based strategic planning at their own library.

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: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Strategic Planning
Live Webinar:
Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Carissa Tomlinson, Director, Student Engagement, Learning and Outreach; University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN
Catherine R. Johnson, Associate Library Director for User Services, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Erinn Aspinall, Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN

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

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