We Hear You

This page is part FAQ, part sincere reply. As you provide your questions and comments, we’ll be providing you with the best answers and responses we have. Discussing Core as a decision to commit to a new division is a vital part of the process of creating a shared division home that embraces our shared strengths and acknowledges our shared challenges. Please note that Core is not a done deal — in the months ahead we need more conversation and debate, not less. Give us your feedback, and consider participating in an online town hall or #TheCoreQuestion Twitter chat.

I. Benefits to Members

II. The Drivers

III. The Process

IV. Estimated Member Dues

V. The Future of Division-Specific Activities, Programs, and Awards

VI. The Proposed Merger and Professional Development

VII. The Name

VIII. ALA’s Financial Challenges