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Call for Core Preconference Proposals – ALA 2021 Annual Conference in Chicago, June 24-29, 2021

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, invites you to submit a virtual or in-person preconference proposal for the upcoming 2021 ALA Annual Conference.  If ALA is unable to hold an in-person Annual Conference, Core staff will work with you to transition your proposal to a Virtual Event, if accepted. The Core Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the Core membership, including: 1. Access and Equity o Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy o Preservation Week o Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas 2. Assessment o Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services o Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures 3. Leadership and Management o Developing leaders at every level o Best practices for inclusion by using…Continue Reading

Submit your 2021 ALA Annual Program Proposals

Submit an ALA 2021 Annual Conference program proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. Proposals are due September 30, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Submit your idea using this proposal form. Core welcomes topics of interest to a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including… 1. Access and Equity Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy Preservation Week Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas 2. Assessment Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures 3. Leadership and Management Developing leaders at every level Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures Leadership for talent management and human…Continue Reading