Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/18/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGO—Join Core on August 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library.” A renovation is a golden opportunity to renew your space for a new generation of patrons. Not every library has staff with current experience renovating, however, so every year, libraries make the same 5 mistakes when renovating. Join NYU professor and author of Library Space Planning: A PLA Guide David Vinjamuri, leading library architect Joe Huberty of Engberg Anderson and community librarian Julie Retherford (who just finished a two-year pandemic renovation) to learn the secrets of a successful renovation and how you can avoid the most common pitfalls. Library directors, board members, civic leaders and senior library staff are all encouraged to attend.

Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library
Live Webinar:
Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


David Vinjamuri, Author, Library Space Planning: A PLA Guide; Associate Professor of Marketing, New York University, New York, NY
Joe Huberty, Partner, Engberg Anderson, Milwaukee, WI
Julie Retherford, Director, Chetco Community Public Library, Brookings, OR

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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