Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Burnout in Libraries; A Research & Advocacy Panel

For Immediate Release
Mon, 01/22/2024


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Burnout in Libraries; A Research & Advocacy Panel" on February 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. In this panel discussion, participants will discuss burnout in libraries as researched and witnessed in both academic and public institutions. Burnout is as persistent a topic in libraries as it is a concern for the people who work in them. Building on the scholarship and discussions around vocational awe, this panel will be equal parts research and advocacy. We will look at how and why burnout is manifesting in library staff so pervasively, as well as some ideas for changing our workplaces to mitigate, ameliorate, and prevent further harm.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 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: Burnout in Libraries; A Research & Advocacy Panel
Live Webinar:
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Lynn Hoffman, Deputy Director, Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, Bridgewater, NJ
Matthew Weirick Johnson, Director of Research & Instruction, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Jessica Jones, Library Director, Takoma Park Maryland Library, Takoma Park, MD

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 webinars discounts based on the number of registrations you specify at 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 Core member savings to 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.

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