Conferences

ACRL 2023 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2023 Conference, “Forging the Future,” to be held March 15- 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Be challenged and inspired by ACRL’s thought-provoking speakers as they share their work as journalists, podcasters, authors, and activists. 

ALA Store at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located in the Library Marketplace at Booth #1833, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of promotional, continuing education, professional development, and gift items during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. You can also get free shipping on all book orders placed and prepaid in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks, and other gift-type items are not eligible for free shipping). Store hours are:

Comedian, actress, and author Tiffany Haddish will present at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that comedian, actress, and author Tiffany Haddish will present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

Registration is open.

ACRL 2023 Call for Proposals Now Available

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future.”

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.

Core ALA Preconference: Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries

CHICAGO—Public libraries are faced with unique challenges in a 24-hour news cycle world. While the corporate sector has extensive business continuity plans in place, far fewer libraries have up-to-date crisis communication strategies and plans developed in order to protect their brand in a sudden emergency. At its heart, crisis planning doesn’t actually mean preparing for the worst—it means preparing to avoid risk and maximize opportunity.

Core ALA Preconference: Core Library Buildings Tour

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Friday, June 24, at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC, for a full-day tour of library buildings throughout the city. Explore the beautiful and unique architecture of Washington, DC and experience the next generation of public and academic library facilities that center the human experience and activate 21st-century learning for all.

Core ALA Preconference: AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures during the the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC for the full-day preconference event "AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers".

Core ALA Preconference: Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What you Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 24, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the preconference "Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What you Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant" during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. Discover how to build a successful library consulting business by exploring topics on the required personal attributes, establishing the business, areas of consulting, the importance of understanding a client’s motivation, dealing with project scope creep and the methodologies typically employed in co