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Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Journal Seeks Assistant Editor

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Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is expanding its editorial staff through the appointment of an Assistant Editor. The ITAL Assistant Editor will be a member of the ITAL Editorial Board, assist with evaluation of submitted articles (“desk review”) prior to peer review, and manage the journal’s peer review process, including communication with authors. The ITAL Assistant Editor may assist with copyediting and layout of articles accepted for publication. Along with the other members of the ITAL Editorial Board, the ITAL Assistant Editor assists with publicity and content development for the journal and advises the ITAL Editor on policy and strategy.  The ITAL Assistant Editor is appointed by the Core Board on the recommendation of the ITAL Editorial Board for a renewable three-year term ending June 30, 2024. The position comes with a $1000/year stipend.  Qualifications Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English Ability to participate in regularly scheduled…Continue Reading

Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology Application Now Open

Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

The application for the Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology is now available through March 1, 2022. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and ALA. As part of this program, the Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology focuses on addressing the specific issue of under-representation of racially and ethnically diverse librarians within library technology, providing scholarships for study in an ALA-accredited MLS program as well as funds to attend the Spectrum Leadership Institute held during the ALA Annual Conference. OCLC co-sponsors this scholarship and the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse reviews the applications and selects the scholarship winner. To be eligible for a Spectrum Scholarship, you should: be a citizen or permanent…Continue Reading

Listen to a Special Episode of the Call Number Podcast: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

In a special bonus episode, Call Number with American Libraries podcast celebrates Preservation Week this week by exploring the 1619 Project, a collection of historical records, essays, photos, and audio that aims to reframe the consequences of slavery in the US and highlights the contributions of Black people to the American experience. American Libraries senior editor and Call Number host Phil Morehart speaks with New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and honorary chair of Preservation Week 2021, about the project’s origins, her team’s research, and why community archives are vital to preserving history. For more information on Preservation Week, visit the Preservation Week website. Keep up with all things preservation and Preservation Week year-round by following us on Twitter at @PreservationWk and Instagram at preservation_week.

Celebrate Preservation Week ® 2021 with free webinars, event tools and resources

April 25–May 1, libraries, institutions, archives, and museums across the country will celebrate preservation and conservation in their communities, libraries, institutions, archives, and museums. Following the Preservation Week 2021 theme “Preserving Community Archives”, Preservation Week will promote and support efforts to conserve community archives, offering free webinars, event tools, and preservation tips and resources. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, New York Times Magazine journalist and founder of the landmark 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones is the honorary chair of Preservation Week 2021 and appears in free Preservation Week artwork and audio and video Public Service Announcements (PSAs). In addition, Hannah-Jones will be featured in an episode of American Libraries Magazine’s Call Number podcast for a conversation on the 1619 Project, the modern legacy of slavery in the U.S., and the social justice power that community archives represent. Follow her on Twitter with @nhannahjones as she engages in discussions surrounding civil rights and social justice and highlights the significance of community archives.…Continue Reading

Celebrate Preservation Week 2021 with free webinars from Core

On Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for two free Preservation Week 2021 webinars. With the theme “Preserving Community Archives,” Preservation Week 2021 will be celebrated April 25-May 1, 2021, and libraries, institutions, archives, and museums from across the country are invited to promote this year’s Preservation Week through Preservation Week event tools and the hashtag #preswk, as well as host free Preservation Week webinars to engage with their communities and discuss their preservation programs and services.  “Collecting and Preserving after Tragedy” will be held on Tuesday, April 27. This webinar will explore the Orange County Regional History Center’s rapid response collecting initiative to preserve items collected after the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. Serving as an introductory to rapid response collecting, the webinar will also examine how the museum collected at memorial sites and inside the club, especially concerning the stabilization and preservation of items that underwent heavy exposure to the…Continue Reading

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