Dear Core Member,
Since the formation of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures in September, we have been building a division from scratch together — developing section and committee leadership, delivering an ambitious continuing education program, amplifying voices from across the membership, delivering our first Core Virtual Forum, and working hard to embed our values in the very foundation of Core’s structure.
As we continue to build Core, we do so with a shared vision of a more connected, thriving, and powerful community of library workers. We know that these are precarious times for library workers, and a strong Core division means we can help support and advocate for one another.
As one of ALA’s three largest divisions, we are committed to reducing barriers to participation. As Core President and President-Elect, we write to you today, on our first Giving Tuesday as a new division, to encourage a gift that will help sponsor a membership for an individual in need.
This Giving Tuesday, please support the Core Advancement Fund, which directly addresses membership costs as an inclusion, access, and equity issue.
Thank you for your support and for being an important part of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures.
Chris and Lindsay
Christopher J. Cronin, Core President
Lindsay Cronk, Core President-Elect