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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

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