Join a Core interest group to access our network of experts and expand your knowledge and skills
Interest Groups (IGs) offer Core members outstanding networking, informational, and problem-solving opportunities. They offer a way to meet colleagues who share your interests and concerns while problem-solving together and sharing best practices. Interest groups answer the question, "How do I find other people who care about the same thing I do so we can talk and share?" and are as widely open to participants as possible.
To join an interest group, follow the link to it, log in with your ALA account, and use the "Join Community" button in the top left-hand corner above the group's name.
As a result, with the exception of the required convener and any additional leadership, interest group members do not need to be members of Core, or even of ALA. Anyone with an ALA account can join a Core interest group in ALA Connect. Conveners must be Core members, but anyone can join or leave an Interest Group at any time.
Contact us if you have questions about a particular interest group or if you encounter any problems joining a group.
Learn more about how Core interest groups work.