ArchivesSpace Technical Lead, LYRASIS, Atlanta, GA Visit the Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.
When: November 12, 2020 Online: Via Zoom (link will be sent to selected registrants) ALA Core AvramCamp 2020 Join us at AvramCamp, ALA’s AdaCamp-inspired event! This inclusive and supportive space will give participants the chance to explore common work challenges, learn strategies for dealing with them, and build a supportive community with fellow library technology workers of marginalized genders, including women, non-binary folks, and trans men. This one-day, free ONLINE Core event, built on the unconference model, will start with an in-depth discussion about Imposter Syndrome, the feeling that you aren’t actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. Participants will then have the opportunity to choose and discuss a number of topics in small groups, such as ways to negotiate salary effectively, advocate for accomplishments/invisible work, and promote diversity and equity in tech environments. Our goal is to create a support network…Continue Reading
Core will proudly continue the ALCTS tradition of holding monthly e-Forums. These free, 2-day conversations are moderated by member volunteers and take place via an email list that anyone can join. Going forward, we’ll be expanding the topics covered to include Core’s six areas of interest (Access and Equity, Assessment, Buildings and Operations, Leadership and Management, Metadata and Collections, and Technology). Core interest groups and sections are welcome to submit topics for a future e-Forum. Sign up for September and October’s free Core e-Forums. The September 29-30 discussion is an opportunity to look ahead to a post-COVID-19 library world, start thinking strategically about what’s next, and turn your reactive experiences into strategic ideas that leverage technology. In the October 6-7 discussion, participants will share tools, techniques, advice, and best practices for both batch and manual database cleanup projects of all types of data: bibliographic, acquisition, and patron data. Learn more…Continue Reading
Please plan to join us next Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00 pm Central Time, for a conversation with candidates for 2020-21 President and President-Elect. You’ll learn more about their ideas for Core’s future and have an opportunity to ask questions. We’ll also make the recording and transcript available on the Core website afterward. The first Core election will take place October 5-25, 2020 in ALA Connect. You can learn more about the election on our website. Please register in advance to register the meeting link. We hope you’ll join the discussion and learn more about the candidates before our October election.
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, invites you to submit a virtual or in-person preconference proposal for the upcoming 2021 ALA Annual Conference. If ALA is unable to hold an in-person Annual Conference, Core staff will work with you to transition your proposal to a Virtual Event, if accepted. The Core Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the Core membership, including: 1. Access and Equity o Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy o Preservation Week o Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas 2. Assessment o Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services o Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures 3. Leadership and Management o Developing leaders at every level o Best practices for inclusion by using…Continue Reading
In the newest guide from ALCTS Publishing’s Sudden Selector’s Guide series, authors Deborah Raftus and Jeffrey Staiger take a look at the resources necessary to provide support for college and university programs in Romance languages and literatures. The Sudden Selector’s Guide to Romance Languages and Literatures provides those new to acquiring, collecting, and managing materials in the study of Romance languages and literatures a starting point for becoming a successful selector in this unique subject area. Loaded with important tips, tools, and references, this guide will help you develop the skills necessary to select valuable resources for those studying Romance languages and literatures. Beginning with how they became librarians of Romance languages and literatures, Raftus and Staiger share their experiences and provide guidance as well as present “Insider’s Tips” that will help any new Romance languages and literatures selector. In addition, readers will learn about acquisitions travel to purchase books…Continue Reading
This article is from our guest blog contributor, Graeme Williams, Online Catalog Analyst. Is your cataloging focused on your patrons? As a patron, I look at the process of cataloging backwards, starting with the OPAC (a search results or item page). From the item page, I can display the MARC record and see what the cataloger did. If I want, I can then look up the cataloging rules that the cataloger followed. That means that my model of cataloging is inextricably tied to the OPAC configuration. Cataloging rules don’t say anything about what should be displayed on a search results page; that’s determined by the interaction of the OPAC with the data in the catalog. What do you want patrons to see? Let’s consider a vexing example, the multi-author anthology. You’re a conscientious cataloger, so you type the whole table of contents into an enhanced 505 field. So what? If your…Continue Reading
ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities, and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns. *Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty. Online Learning Opportunities Creating a Strategic Library Communication Plan to Convey the Library’s Value and ValuesPresenter: Doralyn RossmannWednesday, September 161:00pm – 2:30pm CDT Expand the Horizon: Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Metadata for Unusual Content TypesPresenters: Nathan Hall, Jasmine Clark, Monique LassereModerators: Ilda Cardenas, Rachel B. Turner, Mingyan LiWednesday, September 231:00pm – 2:00pm CDT Crisis Communications for LibrariesPresenter: Cordelia Anderson, APRWednesday, September 301:00pm – 2:00pm CDT
We’re excited to announce our first Core election. Balloting will take place in ALA Connect from October 5-25, 2020. All Core members in good standing as of October 5, 2020, will be able to vote in this special election. Information on how to access your ballot will be sent before the election opens. The first President of Core will be chosen from among the three Presidents of the former divisions, ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA. There are also two candidates for President-elect. You can learn more about the candidates on our Core election page. There will also be an online town hall meeting with the candidates in October that will be recorded for those members who cannot attend. Election results will be announced October 26, 2020, and the new Board of Directors will be seated on November 2. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Kerry WardExecutive…Continue Reading