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Learn Service Design In One Week: Design Sprint Basics

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More than ever, library leaders at all levels are asked to design and implement new services and programs on a rapid timeline. How can projects move quickly while engaging equitably with community and staff members? Discover how a design sprint process can lead a group from ideation to implementation in only 5 days. Popularized by Google Ventures, a design sprint is a human centered design process in a condensed timeline. This webinar will explore how a sprint process can set the stage for both innovation and equity when designing a new library service. With lessons from 4 sprints from a combination of different projects and organizations, learn how a sprint could be used to tackle priority projects more effectively in less time. In this session, you’ll learn: build a case for using a sprint design process to move quickly and equitably when creating a new service; identify project types suitable…Continue Reading

Make Your Online Text Memorable

Discover how to format content and create text that is more concise and user-friendly with this practical and interactive webinar on May 5. Beginning with a discussion of how people read online and the way they look for content to answer their questions, Writing for the Web will discuss what the inverted pyramid style is and how it can be used to write effective content. Next, attendees will review some examples of well-formatted content and deconstruct it. Along the way, attendees will do some short exercises where they will rewrite content to make it easier to be read online. In this webinar, you’ll learn: understand how the Inverted Pyramid Style can help you write better content and lead the readers eye write content that can easily be scanned know how to better phrase links, headings, and sentences Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00pm CTPresenter: Patrick Patterson Reserve your spot…Continue Reading

Margaret Heller Elected 2021-22 Core President-elect

Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago, has been elected as the 2021-22 President-elect of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Her term will begin July 1, and she’ll serve in that role until July 1, 2022, when she’ll become President of Core. Heller’s fellow candidate for President-elect was Maurini Strub, Director of Performance & User Engagement at the University of Rochester (NY) River Campus Libraries. In discussing her election, Heller said, “Thanks to the members of Core for giving me this opportunity to serve them as President-elect. Making Core a strong division that is dedicated to the needs of its members and improving the library profession as a whole has been my driving ambition over the past years. As Core has gotten started up during a time of unprecedented challenges, I have been inspired by the Core member leadership and staff…Continue Reading

New Core Jobs: April 14, 2021

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University Library Dean, San José State University, San José, CA Senior Librarian – Electronic Resources, Nicholson Memorial Library System, Garland, TX Medical Librarian – Full Time – Monday-Friday 8a-5pm, Texas Health Resources, Dallas, TX Head of Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL Associate Vice President and University Librarian, Texas State University, San Marcos TX Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: March 31, 2021

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Executive Director, British Columbia Library Association, British Columbia, CA Digital Archivist, Smith College, Northampton, MA Associate Librarian for Collections, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, TN Systems Librarian, Columbia University Libraries, New York, NY Library Technology and Content Strategy Manager, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, VA Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: March 24, 2021

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Access Services Librarian, PASCAL,  Columbia, SC  Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ Director of Preservation, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX Head of Research and Data Management, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: March 12, 2021

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Ginicoe Corporation (A Private Corporation – Not a School), New York City, NY Director of College Library, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS Metadata Strategist, New York University, Division of Libraries, New York, NY Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: March 4, 2021

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Systems Librarian, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA Integrated Library Systems (ILS) Administrator, OC Public Libraries, Santa Ana, CA Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Galladuet University, Washington DC Manager of Library Space and User Experience, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development, Librarian II or III, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Head, Veterinary Medical Library, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: February 24, 2021

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Web Developer, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer), Sonoma State University, University Library, Rohnert Park, CA Emerging Data Practices Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Head of Collection Strategies, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO Training Coordinator (Librarian IV), OC Public Libraries, Santa Ana, CA Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.