We encourage all members of Core to maximize your member benefits and get involved in shaping the future of the library profession.
Volunteer for a Committee
Give back and contribute to the Core library profession and volunteer for a committee. Serve as a resource to help build Core programming, advocacy, and sustain the member experience to keep libraries strong. Besides, library professionals could use more resume credentials to brag about!
Participating on a committee is a great way to develop new skills, learn from your peers, help advance the mission of Core, and accomplish concrete goals. We need your talents! The volunteer form opens in September each year.
All members of Core are urged to apply. We need the talent and skill of dedicated library professionals like you.
Connect with Core Members
View your networks of members doing work similar to yours, in libraries like yours and in core functions like yours. Add interests to your Core Connect profile to expand your networks further. You can also search for Core members by name, organization, and interests.
Teach for Core
- Teach a webinar or online course
- Present a program at the ALA Annual Conference (application accepted through September 30, 2020)
- Submit an article to The Core Library, our open access, peer-reviewed journal (published quarterly)
- Present a program at our annual professional library conferences, The Core Exchange and Core Forum
- Volunteer to be on our popular Top Technology Trends panel discussion
- Create or collaborate on publication ideas with the editors of Core publications
Find Your Niche: Join an Interest Group or Sections
Interest groups and Sections are a great way to get involved with Core while learning about emerging trends or issues in library technology. Ask questions, share your own experiences, and stay current with the topics and issues that are important in your work. Our Core interest groups and Sections will roll out soon. Stay tuned for the email announcement.
Stay Current and Share Your Expertise
Subscribe to CoreTV for upcoming podcasts and join live discussions to stay up-to-date on current issue and learn from your peers. If you would like to be a guest on a podcast episode and share your expertise on a topic, please contact the Core office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Core on Social Media
Have more questions on how to get involved in Core, please visit our website at ala.org/core.
Become a member of Core!
Partner with us and join our professional network of library workers in the core functions of leadership and management, metadata and collections, and technology.
At Core, you will find community, have the opportunity to share expertise with a network of nearly 7,000 peers and enhance your career.
Learn more about our mission and become a Core member today!