Annual Conference

Comic book artist and writer Kevin Eastman will present at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that comic book artist, writer, and co-creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Kevin Eastman, will present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

Registration is open.

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.

The 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition offers a virtual opportunity — The Digital Experience

CHICAGO – New at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition is The Digital Experience, a virtual offering for guests who cannot attend the conference in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

Registration is open.

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

Core ALA Preconference: The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 24, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the half-day preconference "The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach" during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. In this program, the presenters will combine presentations with hands-on practice sessions aimed at helping participants to gain both a comprehensive understanding of RDA and a hands-on practice by using the RDA Toolkit and related tools, including LC-PCC Policy Statements and MGD.

Core ALA Preconference: Choose Your Own Adventure Scholarly Communication Assessment Rubrics

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Friday, June 24, 8:00 am to noon, during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC for the preconference "Choose Your Own Adventure Scholarly Communication Assessment Rubrics". During this workshop, presenters will provide attendees with a draft developmental rubric that can be used to assess scholarly communication programs in academic libraries.

Core ALA Preconference: Evidence-based Practice in Libraries

CHICAGO—As academic libraries struggle with budget, staffing, and morale issues, evidence-based practice (EBP) becomes more and more important in our efforts to increase the impact and efficiency of our work. EBP helps us make decisions and solve problems, and can be an effective way to improve day-to-day processes and services, as well as advocate for change on a larger scale.