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Core at 2021 ALA Midwinter Virtual

The 2021 ALA Midwinter Virtual event will be held January 22-26, 2021. Core will not be holding any programs, events, or meetings during ALA Midwinter Virtual, however, we will be presenting a special session of Top Technology Trends focusing on the dangers of technology. This program will explore different technologies that may present dangers to you and your users. For more information, including how to register, visit the ALA Midwinter Virtual registration page. We understand that in the past committees, sections, and interest groups used the ALA Midwinter Meeting as an opportunity for their groups to meet in person, however, since Core group engagement and activities are year-round we will not require or allocate special times for groups to meet at ALA Midwinter Virtual. For more information about Core committees, sections, and interest groups visit the Core Member Center. If you have specific questions about Core groups, contact Jenny Levine,…Continue Reading

Nomination Deadlines for Core Awards and Scholarships Are Quickly Approaching—Submit Your Nominations Soon!

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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures invites nominations for its 2020-2021 awards and scholarships, including four awards run on behalf of ALA or with another ALA division and three scholarships from the previous divisions that support LIS students and international members. The following are Core awards and scholarships that are currently accepting nominations and applications. Awards ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Application deadline January 12, 2021, 5 p.m. ET Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) and managed by the Core Library Buildings Awards Committee, the ALA/AIA Library Building Awards is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. This award acknowledges and honors distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by an architect licensed in the U.S. for any library in the U.S. or abroad. Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology Application deadline January 1, 2021…Continue Reading

Discover the Latest Resources in the Study of Romance Languages and Literatures

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