Forum Planning Committee – December 2023 Report

The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Committee Work

Summary of work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months

The committee co-chairs have met with Core Executive Directors to set expectations for the 2024 Core Forum. We have identified areas for the committee to develop and what work is needed to have a successful event. We have developed committee structure, what we would like to see in 2024 and what we need to improve for the next event.

Progress on Deliverables

Have committee members assigned for the committee

Met with Executive Directors to discuss committee structure

Completed call for proposals

Worked on timeline

Progress on Ongoing Work

Committee kickoff meeting is set for Jan. 4.  Subcommittees will be assigned then with tasks to complete.  Gather conference submissions, determine keynote speakers, etc .

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?

The 2024 Core Forum Planning Committee will develop a comprehensive program for the Minneapolis Core Forum.  The program will be considerate of learning outcomes to meet the needs of Core members and will promote the organization to new members.

Meets Core’s strategic goals for Career Building and Recognition, Membership and Value to Members

How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

One area we are focusing on for the 2024 Core Forum is accessibility for presenters and participants.

Submitted by Melissa Brooks/Debbie Ehrman on 01/02/2024