Preconference registration opens for Core Forum

CHICAGOEven before the 2022 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 13, attendees can register to participate in one of three all-day library buildings tours or one of three workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at www.coreforum.org.

Registration and housing now open for Core Forum 2022

CHICAGORegistration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2022, which will take place October 13-15, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

Core Event: 2022 Online AvramCamp

CHICAGOCore is pleased to once again sponsor AvramCamp, an AdaCamp-inspired event that is named in honor of library innovator Henriette D. Avram.

Core to Honor Award Winners at 2022 ALA Annual Conference

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is immensely pleased to be honoring its award winners at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition. There is incredible talent in the library world and it is a privilege to help highlight it. The complete list of Core award ceremonies and presentations is below. We hope to see you there!

Core President's Program
Saturday, June 25th, 2022, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 6-10

Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel get loud for libraries as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month 2022

CHICAGO — Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, have been named honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, Idina and Cara will join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to sing the praises of a library card. Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion.

Core President's Program features Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Saturday, June 25 at 4 pm ET during ALA Annual for the Core President's Program featuring Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. The recently integrated Smithsonian Libraries and Archives contains nearly 3 million library volumes and over 44,000 cubic feet

Help create a sustainable future by preserving climate stories during Preservation Week, April 24-30

CHICAGO — We can learn how to create a sustainable future by preserving the past. As our nation’s libraries celebrate Preservation Week, April 24 – 30, it is more important than ever to nurture the stories of those on the front lines fighting to save our planet.

This year’s Preservation Week theme is "Preservation in the Face of Climate Change." Celebrating the concept of climate resiliency, Preservation Week 2022 will highlight the effects of climate change on our shared cultural heritage materials.

Preservation Week® estrena nueva apariencia y sitio web

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures ha presentado un nuevo logotipo y marca para su campaña de concientización pública de Preservation Week. La prestigiosa iniciativa, que cumple doce años de existencia, ha inspirado a personas y comunidades de todo el mundo a preservar colecciones personales, familiares y comunitarias. Además, Preservation Week ha creado conciencia sobre el papel que desempeñan las bibliotecas y otras instituciones culturales en la provisión de educación e información continua sobre la preservación.

Preservation Week® gets a new look, launches new website

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures has unveiled a new logo and branding for its Preservation Week public awareness campaign. In its 12th year, Preservation Week has inspired individuals and communities around the world to preserve personal, family and community collections. In addition, this initiative has raised awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing ongoing preservation education and information.

Showcase Your Library’s Interior Design Work by Applying for the 2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA) are currently accepting applications for the 9th annual IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards honoring excellence in library interior design and promoting extraordinary interior spaces across nine categories. Winners and their clients will be honored and showcased during an awards ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.