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Congratulations to the 2024 John Cotton Dana Award-winning Libraries

ALA John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Library Public Relations

The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The 2024 award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. This award is managed by the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures division of the American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services and consists…Continue Reading

IIDA Announces Winners of the 2024 Library Interior Design Awards

ALA / IIDA Library Interior Design Awards 2024

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Library Interior Design Awards. This biennial competition recognizes excellence in library interior design and promotes examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts in nine categories. The recipients of the…Continue Reading

Congratulations to Madison Leigh Comer, Recipient of the 2024 Core Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

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Madison Leigh Comer has been selected to receive the 2024 Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000), sponsored by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and Baker & Taylor. This scholarship is for master’s level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library…Continue Reading

Library Leaders Lounge June 12

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What do you do when your library has been doing “more with less” for so long that further budget and/or staffing cuts necessitate “doing less with less”? Join the Library Leaders and Managers Interest Group on Wednesday, June 12 at 12pm CT for a facilitated conversation with Marsha Miles, Assistant…Continue Reading

This Week in Core – June 3

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Happening This Week Happening Next Week Around Core If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these groups and want to know more about them, contact the chair listed on each page. Just log in using your ALA account and reload the page. Have a great week! Amber