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New Core Jobs: February 24, 2021

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Web Developer, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer), Sonoma State University, University Library, Rohnert Park, CA Emerging Data Practices Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: February 10, 2021

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Research Data Librarian, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC Head, Discovery and Engagement Platforms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, MA Business & Economics Librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL Shared Library Services Platform Systems Librarian, PASCAL, Columbia, SC Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

Get a crash course in the first 90 days of library management with this Core webinar on February 17

Are you a new library manager? Feeling overwhelmed, lost, or like you need some support? This webinar will explore tips for new managers transitioning into their role and address some of the challenges they face, as well as offer practical advice for overcoming common hurdles in the first 90 days. By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to: Articulate the difference between being an individual contributor and being a manager Determine what conversations to have in the first 90 days Formulate an approach to setting clear expectations with staff Determine how to stay in the loop with projects without micromanaging Determine how to address and document performance issues Register to reserve your spot now and learn new skills in February.  The First 90 Days: A New Manager Crash CourseLive Webinar: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00pm CTPresenter: Julia Davis Registration Fees:  $43 – Core Member $59 – Non-member…Continue Reading

Core Call for Access and Equity Section Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering with the Core Access and Equity Section? New committees are forming now! Log in to the ALA website to see the Core Committee Volunteer Form. To learn more about the work of the Section and its committees, see the Section homepage. You can also join the Section’s ALA Connect Community via the homepage. Section leaders will begin making appointments now for terms ending both this year and next, so you do not need to make the usual 2-year commitment in order to check out one of our new committees. And if you’re interested in volunteering with a different Core Section, please continue to check the Core Sections page on our website. New Section committees are coming online every day as we continue to ramp up ALA’s newest division. If you have questions, please contact the Core staff at

New Core Jobs: February 3, 2021

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Director of Information Systems and Digital Access, University of Dayton Libraries, Dayton, OH Director of Library Services, Park University, Parkville, MO Director of the School of Information, San José State University, San Jose, CA User Experience Designer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, MA Senior IT Programmer Analyst, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA Metadata Librarian (Open Rank), University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

Learn how to navigate the legal system during COVID in this free Core webinar

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On Tuesday, February 16, join Randi M. Cohen, labor and employment counselor and litigator, and your colleagues for a free, hour-long discussion on navigating the law during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for library workers and managers interested in the legal rights and responsibilities of their libraries as they relate to COVID-19, this webinar will foster dialogue and provide support for attendees. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have a better grasp on the rights and responsibilities of their libraries and institutions relating to COVID-19. The presenter will be answering attendee questions throughout this session. Please use this form to submit your questions to the presenter ahead of time. Reserve your spot today for this timely, informative session. COVID and Workplace Law: A Practical Primer (A free webinar from Core)Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00pm CTPresenter: Randi M. Cohen This webinar is being offered at no charge as a courtesy to…Continue Reading

Job hunting during COVID-19 (part 3 of 3)

The Core New Members Interest Group would like to present a series of resources based on survey responses from hiring institutions on what has changed/evolved in the search process as a result of the current COVID-19 climate, and any tips they have for early career librarians. We have answers from a range of institutions (academic, public) in regards to a range of career paths (public services, children’s librarian, instructional). It is our hope that this will help to prepare job seekers and hiring institutions during this unprecedented time.  Part 3 features an interview with Tanya DiMaggio, Assistant Director of Support Services at St. Tammany Parish Library – hiring manager for the current vacant position of Children’s Services Coordinator. 1. Has your need for this position changed since the pandemic? Have your institutional needs changed since the pandemic when it comes to hiring? Tanya observed that the COVID-19 pandemic placed severe challenges…Continue Reading