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Core e-Forum (Nov. 10-11, 2020) November Core e-Forum, “Migration madness and how to get through IT.” The e-forum “Migration Madness and How to Get Through It” discussed all aspects of an integrated library system migration from the RFP process to implementation. The forum, which ran from November 10-12, included 24 participants responding to 10 questions covering varying points of the process. Our e-forum began with introductions and getting background on whether people had been through or were going through a migration, and the types of libraries in which they worked. We had participation from all types of libraries – academic, public, and special – from across the United States and beyond. Participants exhibited a wide array of experience with migrations, with many having been through more than one in their time in libraries. Systems commonly being migrated to recently (or currently) were Alma/Primo, FOLIO, and Koha. Others are just now…Continue Reading
The ALA International Relations Committee (IRC) is requesting nominations from Core for representatives to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committees, for the term 2021-2025. Core may nominate representatives to the following Section Standing Committees: • Acquisition & Collection Development• Bibliography• Cataloguing • Information Technology • Knowledge Management • Library Buildings and Equipment • Management and Marketing • New Media • Preservation and Conservation • Serials and Other Continuing Resources • Subject Analysis and Access For more information or to apply, please complete the Core IFLA Section Standing Committee Nomination Form by December 7, 2020. Questions? Please contact Core Executive Director, Kerry Ward at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) on Wed., Dec. 2 at 5 pm CT for an informational webinar aimed at current and prospective Spectrum Scholarship Program candidates. Whether you’re in the early stages of the application process or are learning about the Spectrum Scholarship for the first time, this free, hour-long webinar will show you how to navigate the application process, offer tips on completing the application, and provide expertise on finding additional funding sources for MLS/MLIS programs from Spectrum Scholarship Program alumni and staff. For additional information on the Spectrum Scholarship Program, please visit www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum.
We’re excited about the Core Virtual Event next week and we invite you to join us for the interactive library conference! RSVP for our FREE online Forum Kick-off events by November 16th: November 17, 4:30-5:30pm CENTRAL: Authors Panel w/ Cory Doctorow: Dealing with Information and Misinformation in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Beyond November 17, 6pm CENTRAL: Opening Reception After RSVPing for our Kick-Off Events, we encourage you to register for our full line-up of Core Virtual Forum Sessions and our amazing Keynotes! Group Registrations (for 10 or more people) and Individual Registrations are still available through November 18th! Registration also includes online Networking and Social Events: Core Virtual Lounge, Yoga Breaks, Happy Hour, and Game Night. Get a Sneak Peek of the Core Virtual Forum Session and Topics ACCESSIBILITY Student Organizer & Library Partnerships for Textbook Access: First Generation and Low Income Textbook Library Assessing Staff Training Needs in Disability and Accessibility Services: An Open Mixed-Methods Questionnaire ADDRESSING SYSTEMS INEQUITYStandard Operating Procedure: Institutional Processes,…Continue Reading
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Core) and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2021 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2020. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The winner receives $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration; and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A…Continue Reading
We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship. This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson. The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award: University, college, or community college library Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits. Electronic submissions…Continue Reading
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Core/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2021. Criteria for the Scholarship includes previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for the scholarships with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference and a personal statement of the applicant’s view of what they can bring to the profession. Winners must have been accepted to a Master of Library Science (MLS) program recognized by the American Library Association. A link to the application form and instructions for filling it out are available…Continue Reading
Continuing Education Opportunities Finding Focus: Library Assessment Focus GroupsPresenters: Kristina Clement, Manda Sexton, and Lauren JohnsonTuesday, December 1, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTImprove library services to better support patron’s needs, learn how to avoid potential roadblocks, and conduct a well-run focus group in this Core webinar on December 1. Register now. Information Technology Fluency and Poster DesignPresenter: Faye MazziaWednesday, December 2, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTLearn the tools and resources to create and design information technology fluent posters in higher education with this Core webinar on December 2. Register now. Creating Effective Policies and ProceduresPresenter: Carli SpinaTuesday, December 8 , 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTDevelop a robust strategy for introducing new policies and procedures to library staff and the larger library community in this Core webinar on December 8. Register now. Building a Holistic Employee Engagement FrameworkPresenter: Cinthya IppolitiWednesday, December 9, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTDesign an inclusive employee recruitment plan and learn tools…Continue Reading
The former ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) for several years have created oral histories of commercial binders and preservation librarians which are available on the American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR). The presenters will demonstrate how to create and process oral histories, and how to upload them to ALAIR. Be a part of this or other history recordings to document the changes in the profession over the past 50 years. This class will also teach you how to lead an independent oral history project. Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, will present the Core Classroom “Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project,” from Monday, December 14, 2020 through Monday, January 4, 2021. Core Classroom Format:Students receive login instructions one week prior to the classroom start date. Students have 24/7 access to the class site for the duration of the class, and aside from assignment deadlines, the work can be completed…Continue Reading