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Learn with Core in December

Learn with Core in December

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*Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty

Continuing Education Opportunities

Learn how to write policies and procedures that promote positive relationships with your library’s patrons and community in this December 8 webinar. Register now.

Creating Effective Policies and Procedures
Presenter: Carli Spina
Tuesday, December 8 , 2020
1:00 – 2:00pm CT

Enhance your leadership skills with this December 9 webinar, and learn how to develop an effective workforce strategy to customize your library’s employee engagement plan. Register now.

Building a Holistic Employee Engagement Framework
Presenter: Cinthya Ippoliti
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
1:00 – 2:00pm CT

Learn how to manage risk and maintain a safe environment to prevent the spread of COVID at your institution in this December 16 webinar. Register now.

To Open or Not Open: Academic Library Building Management and Decision-making During a Pandemic
Presenters:  Steven Smith, Luke Voiland, Jennie Gerke, Amy Kirkland, Steven Escar Smith, Rebecca A. Richardson
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
1:00 – 2:00pm CT

Webinar Registration Fees:

Core Member (individual)$43
Nonmember (individual)      $59
Groups. (Includes a link to share with your group for safe social distancing viewing)    $129

*Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.


Learn how to develop a stellar oral history presentation that honors a unique story. Reserve your seat for this class on December 14. Learn more and register now.

Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project

Presenters: Jeanne Drewes & Liza Hazelwood

Live Sessions:
Monday, December 14th – 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
Friday, December 18th  1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
Monday, December 28th 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
Monday, January 4th 1:00pm – 2:00pm  CT

Requirements: No experience is necessary for Core Classroom sessions; beginners from any background are welcome.  Participants should create a Google Drive account and Moodle account prior to the session. Account setup instructions will be sent 1 week in advance of the start date.