Are you ready for Core Top Tech Trends? If you’ve registered for the ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting, you’ll automatically receive access to this on-demand session starting Saturday, January 23, 2021. Core Top Tech Trends is a part of the News You Can Use series which is located on the left hand side menu of the ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting homepage. Use the hashtags #alattt and #alamw21 to share your biggest takeaways from the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.
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Learn new skills to enhance your career in February with continuing education offerings from Core. Reserve your spot and register now. Continuing Education Opportunities Virtual Interest Group WeekFebruary 1-5, 2021View program schedule for session dates and times.*Registration is free for program sessions during Interest Group Week. Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) February 8 – March 19, 2021 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)February 8 – March 19, 2021 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Developing the Best Survey Tips from Consultations Presenter: Jung Mi ScoulasTuesday, February 9, 2021 (rescheduled from Feb. 3)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Assessing and (Re)Writing Operational PoliciesPresenter: John SandstromWednesday, February 10, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT The First 90 Days: A New Manager Crash CoursePresenter: Julia DavisWednesday, February 17, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT Designing for Human BehaviorPresenter: Joe Agati, Jr.Tuesday, February 23, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT The Simple Keys to Developing Motivated WorkplacesPresenter: Douglas CraneWednesday, February 24,…Continue Reading
Core is pleased to present virtual Interest Group Week, February 1-5, 2021. Explore a full week of free sessions that will cover emerging trends and topics that are important to your library work. Registration is free, and programming is open to all. Sessions fill up quickly, and each session is limited to 300 participants. You can view the full Interest Group Week program schedule below. Reserve your spot now by selecting your topic of choice, then click the “register” button for each session you’d like to attend. All times listed are for Central Time.
The Core Board Midwinter Meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, January 22 at 2:00 CST to avoid conflicts with Inauguration Day. If you were already registered, you should have received an email notification. If you plan to attend, but have not registered, please do so now. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
ALCTS Publishing has released its third and final guide in the Sudden Position Guide series, the Sudden Position Guide to Acquisitions. Authored by Deborah Hathaway, Paul Kelsey, Stacey Marien, and Susan E. Thomas, the Sudden Position Guide to Acquisitions arms those new to library acquisitions with the tools and resources needed for traditional collection development and print monograph, streaming media, e-book, and serials acquisitions. In addition, it familiarizes those new to the field with scholarly communications and open education, licensing electronic resources, negotiating with vendors, cataloging, and working with library systems. Through this guide, readers will gain the knowledge and competencies required for library acquisitions work. The work of acquisitions is challenging and constantly evolving, and new acquisitions library workers will need a wide range of skill sets to perform their responsibilities well in this position. Budgeting and accounting, managing purchase orders and invoices, evaluating usage statistics, submitting fiscal reports, supervising employees, and…Continue Reading
Dear Members, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures wishes to convey its ardent support of ALA’s statement condemning yesterday’s tragic violence on Capitol Hill. In particular, we express our concern for colleagues and members who work and serve their country in the many cultural and scientific heritage organizations throughout the Washington D.C. region — whether they be libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, or government organizations. We recognize that the deplorable and racist actions carried out yesterday will have lasting impact on many of our friends and colleagues in the area and across the country. Our thoughts are with you all now and in the coming weeks, as is our gratitude for your service. This event is but the latest in an all-too-long history of events that are the direct product of hatred born from lies. The rhetoric of white supremacy is misinformation. As a division dedicated to leadership, and as a profession dedicated to…Continue Reading
This article is from our guest blog contributor, Graeme Williams, Online Catalog Analyst. It’s not just your parents that think you’re unique. The companies that collect your personal data think so, too. There are 55,000 people in my zip code. The browser I use is Vivaldi, which has a popularity of 0.04% (!) so there are 21 other people in my zip code that also use Vivaldi. About half the people in Las Vegas have an active library card, so 11 people share those three attributes with me. Of those 11 people, 2 or 3 share my interest in science fiction. Those four pieces of information are just about enough to uniquely identify me among the 8 billion or so people in the world. And they’re also what a vendor means when they talk about anonymous or “non-PII” (or non-personally-identifiable information). The Las Vegas library uses Bibliocommons. Their privacy statement says,…Continue Reading
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