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Announcing Core Forum Keynote Speaker, Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors, and a Reminder to Submit a Proposal by May 17

Core ForumOctober 7-9, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland —– Opening Keynote Presenter Announced: Nikole Hannah-Jones The 1619 Project, an ongoing journalism project conceived by Nikole Hannah-Jones and published by the New York Times Magazine, commemorates the 400th anniversary of the date the first enslaved Africans were brought to the American colonies. The initiative aims to “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” The school curriculum linked to the New York Times’s 1619 Project is the target of state censorship on the grounds that its critical reframing is a “misrepresentation” of American history. As a result, five states are attempting to bar its use in classrooms. In addition to developing the 1619 Project, Hannah-Jones has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and examined the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968…Continue Reading

New Core Jobs: May 5, 2021

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Database Management Librarian, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Catalog Coordinator Systems Administrator, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH Science & Engineering Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX Systems Administrator, Darien Library, Darien, CT Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

Proposals for the 2021 Core Forum are Now Being Accepted

Submission Deadline: May 17, 2021Preview the proposal form as a PDF. The October 7-9 Core Forum in Baltimore will be our first opportunity to celebrate the diverse and interconnected library work of Core members. We’ll engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating thought-provoking conversations over two days of presentations, tabletop exhibits, and poster sessions. There will be opportunities to safely reconnect with colleagues during receptions, dine-arounds, and in the uncommons space. We’re looking for proposals that are thought-provoking and highly relevant to practitioners in the following areas: Access and equity Assessment Buildings and operations Leadership and management Metadata and collections Technology PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES Session – Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday. Session presentations will be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for introduction and Q&A. Presenters are required to present in-person and register at the discounted presenter rate. Preconference – Half-Day (3-4 hours) or…Continue Reading

Listen to a Special Episode of the Call Number Podcast: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

In a special bonus episode, Call Number with American Libraries podcast celebrates Preservation Week this week by exploring the 1619 Project, a collection of historical records, essays, photos, and audio that aims to reframe the consequences of slavery in the US and highlights the contributions of Black people to the American experience. American Libraries senior editor and Call Number host Phil Morehart speaks with New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and honorary chair of Preservation Week 2021, about the project’s origins, her team’s research, and why community archives are vital to preserving history. For more information on Preservation Week, visit the Preservation Week website. Keep up with all things preservation and Preservation Week year-round by following us on Twitter at @PreservationWk and Instagram at preservation_week.

New Core Jobs: April 28, 2021

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Senior IT Programmer Analyst – Full Time, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA Preservation Specialist, NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center Head of Area Studies Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington, IN Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: April 21, 2021

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Director of Information Systems and Technology, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, AR Business Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, AR Media Specialist, Sycamore School, Indianapolis, IN Librarian I/II, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Anchorage, AK Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

Celebrate Preservation Week ® 2021 with free webinars, event tools and resources

April 25–May 1, libraries, institutions, archives, and museums across the country will celebrate preservation and conservation in their communities, libraries, institutions, archives, and museums. Following the Preservation Week 2021 theme “Preserving Community Archives”, Preservation Week will promote and support efforts to conserve community archives, offering free webinars, event tools, and preservation tips and resources. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, New York Times Magazine journalist and founder of the landmark 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones is the honorary chair of Preservation Week 2021 and appears in free Preservation Week artwork and audio and video Public Service Announcements (PSAs). In addition, Hannah-Jones will be featured in an episode of American Libraries Magazine’s Call Number podcast for a conversation on the 1619 Project, the modern legacy of slavery in the U.S., and the social justice power that community archives represent. Follow her on Twitter with @nhannahjones as she engages in discussions surrounding civil rights and social justice and highlights the significance of community archives.…Continue Reading