Annual Conference

Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table accepting applications for 2024 Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is accepting applications for the 2024 Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant. These grants provide funds for newer library professionals with limited financial support to attend the upcoming 2024 ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, and recognize the value and expertise of comics librarianship. Applications for the grant are open now and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

Ashley Mitchell Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Ashley Mitchell has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Mitchell serves as Adult Services Librarian at Camden County Library System in Voorhees, NJ. She has over 20 years of library experience in various departments. She recently chaired the New Jersey Library Association’s Equity & Mentorship Task Force, completed their Emerging Leaders program, and led her library’s Diversity & Inclusion Team.

Alison Van Norman Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Alison Van Norman has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Van Norman serves as the Outreach and Marketing Librarian for Elon University, where she plans and markets library events and programs and acts as liaison to the Art, Music, and Performing Arts departments. She enjoys creating low-stress environments for students, helping them familiarize themselves with library spaces and staff, and then seeing them return to study and engage in programs. She received her MLIS from UNC-Greensboro.

Carrie McClain Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Carrie McClain has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). McClain serves as the Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Tulsa City-County Library, where she works cross-departmentally to envision and implement their equity, diversity and inclusion strategy. She is a member of their executive leadership team and enjoys running staff workshops. She possesses a Masters in Human Relations, has worked in ED&I roles since 2016, and joined the library field in 2022.

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Thinking Big

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Thinking Big” on March 27, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Faced with deficiencies of collection and space, and a failed tax referendum to address these needs, the Louisville Free Public Library opted for a transformative investment that reshaped how the community is served. Explore the holistic and constantly evolving approach to how this library reaches their patrons, how they optimize staffing and nurture visitor interaction and how they leverage the built environment to achieve enduring value.

​​​​​​​ALA Conferences Opens 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Session Submissions

CHICAGO — The American Library Association invites submissions for Poster Sessions at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in San Diego, CA, June 27 – July 2, 2024. The submission site is open now through Monday, January 8, 2024.

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Thinking Big

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Thinking Big” on October 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Faced with deficiencies of collection and space, and a failed tax referendum to address these needs, the Louisville Free Public Library opted for a transformative investment that reshaped how the community is served. Explore the holistic and constantly evolving approach to how this library reaches their patrons, how they optimize staffing and nurture visitor interaction and how they leverage the built environment to achieve enduring value.

ALA 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition Call for Program Proposals Now Open

ALA invites education program proposals for the 2024 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place June 27-July 2, 2024, in San Diego, California. The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition explores critical issues impacting libraries and their communities, with diverse programming on timely research, innovations, and best practices. The submission site is open now through September 18, 2023.