Core Classroom: Building Our Strengths Together

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/01/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core from September 11 to September 29, 2023, for the Core Classroom “Building Our Strengths Together.” One of the qualities of leadership is the ability to recognize the strengths of those around you and your own strengths in order to unleash your talents and the talents of those around you. Throughout the course, you will learn how to identify your strengths, recognize the strengths in others, and reflect on how to best utilize your strengths to develop personally and professionally, build teams, manage workload, and serve the needs of your organization and community.

Building Our Strengths Together
Start/End Dates:
September 11 - September 29, 2023


Students have 24/7 access to the class site for the duration of the class, and aside from assignment deadlines, the work can be completed at their convenience. Presenters will have office hours to provide guidance and feedback as students work their way through the material. All registrants must be able to attend the live zoom sessions and complete the assignments to receive the certificate of completion.


A computer with Internet access is required. A high-speed connection and headphones are recommended. No experience is necessary; beginners from any background are welcome.

Live Class Discussions Via Zoom:

The following list of live virtual discussion sessions, moderated by the presenter, are the only live class events that students are asked to attend:

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT


Julie Zaruba Fontaine, Founder, EMPOWER Possible, LLC; Duluth, MN

Registration Fees:

$157.21 – Core Member
$179.10 – ALA Member
$199 – Non-member

Classroom space is limited. Register now and save your seat!

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.