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Intro to Core News for the Librarian

Intro to Core News for the Librarian

Welcome to Core News, the official blog for Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, the newest division of the American Library Association.

This isn’t just any blog, but this is the go-to info sharing platform for the modern day librarian, library worker or library student.

What to Expect?

Core News will feature original content from members on current issues and trends relevant to the library profession.

Our community represents a variety of perspectives, from library students, to library staff to public, academic, and special librarians in one or more of the following core functions:

Management and Leadership

  • Administration
  • Assessment
  • Buildings and equipment
  • Human resources

Technical Services 

  • Acquisitions 
  • Cataloging
  • Collection management
  • Electronic and continuing resources
  • Metadata 
  • Preservation


  • Coding/Development
  • Data & Open Science
  • Web services
  • Systems administration
  • Emerging trends
  • Innovation
  • Digital Humanities

The blog also delivers announcements about Core programming, conferences, and other social networking events, and serves as a place for Core committees, interest groups, and sections to share information  with the community.

Partner with us and share your expertise by becoming a blog contributor, a guest for our upcoming podcast or simply help us spread the word that Core is official using the Twitter hashtags #celebratecore #CoreMovingForward