In the forthcoming book from Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, Transforming Print: Collection Development and Management for Our Connected Future, Lorrie McAllister and Shari Laster explore the vision of the future of print collections in this increasingly digital age. This book inspires its readers to consider print collections and how experimentation and innovation can result in a more engaging experience for the communities they serve and highlights the ways in which people and books are central to the library’s educational mission. Some of the case studies discussed include the ”Open Stacks” concept, haptic learning, learning from browsing behaviors, and an open digital future for the Library of Congress. This guide helps collection management staff in academic libraries transform print collections from selection to management to disposition. Members receive a 10% discount when purchasing this title, and it will be available in print format in the Fall of 2021. Pre-order your copy…Continue Reading
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
Core Forum provides an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections while celebrating the interconnected library work Core members share. Registration opens in June. Forum features a welcome reception, 2 days of thought-provoking presentations, keynote presentations, tabletop exhibits, dine-arounds, a game night and poster sessions. Additionally, there will be an unconference space where informal discussions can happen throughout the event, including ad hoc, birds of a feather discussions. Sign up to receive announcements via email. Interested in leading or contributing to a session? We’re looking for presentations on hot topics and innovative content in the following areas: Access and equity Assessment Buildings and operations Leadership and management Metadata and collections Technology Watch for a Call for Proposals announcement this month. Become a sponsor: Opportunities include sponsoring the welcome reception, being the hero organization that provides coffee and tea during breaks, and hosting tabletop exhibits. Stay tuned for the…Continue Reading
Learn new skills to enhance your career in March with continuing education events from Core. Reserve your spot and register now. Continuing Education Opportunities & Discussions Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)March 1 – March 26 (six-week online course) Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA) March 1 – April 9 (six-week online course) Transformational Change: a Newly Hybrid Workforce (60-minute webinar)Presenters: Nancy Cunningham, Ray Henry, Geinfer Snipes, Rayne Veiger Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:00 – 2:00pm CT Planning Batch Cataloging Projects (60-minute webinar)Presenter: Rebecca B. FrenchWednesday, March 3, 2021 1:00 – 2:00pm CT Changes in Library Organization (free two-day e-Forum discussion)Moderators: Susan Martin and David SchusterMarch 2-3, 2021 Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)March 8 – April 2 (six-week online course) Using Your Library’s Virtual Presence to Reach Users with Disabilities (60-minute webinar)Presenter: Renee GrassiTuesday, March 9, 2021 1:00 – 2:00pm CT Accessibility & Inclusive Design to Enable Success (60-minute webinar)Presenter: Jacqueline FrankWednesday,…Continue Reading
Are you interested in volunteering with the Core Access and Equity Section? New committees are forming now! Log in to the ALA website to see the Core Committee Volunteer Form. To learn more about the work of the Section and its committees, see the Section homepage. You can also join the Section’s ALA Connect Community via the homepage. Section leaders will begin making appointments now for terms ending both this year and next, so you do not need to make the usual 2-year commitment in order to check out one of our new committees. And if you’re interested in volunteering with a different Core Section, please continue to check the Core Sections page on our website. New Section committees are coming online every day as we continue to ramp up ALA’s newest division. If you have questions, please contact the Core staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn new skills to enhance your career in February with continuing education offerings from Core. Reserve your spot and register now. Continuing Education Opportunities Virtual Interest Group WeekFebruary 1-5, 2021View program schedule for session dates and times.*Registration is free for program sessions during Interest Group Week. Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) February 8 – March 19, 2021 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)February 8 – March 19, 2021 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Developing the Best Survey Tips from Consultations Presenter: Jung Mi ScoulasTuesday, February 9, 2021 (rescheduled from Feb. 3)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Assessing and (Re)Writing Operational PoliciesPresenter: John SandstromWednesday, February 10, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT The First 90 Days: A New Manager Crash CoursePresenter: Julia DavisWednesday, February 17, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) February 22 – March 19 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Designing for Human BehaviorPresenter: Joe…Continue Reading
Core is pleased to present virtual Interest Group Week, February 1-5, 2021. Explore a full week of free sessions that will cover emerging trends and topics that are important to your library work. Registration is free, and programming is open to all. Sessions fill up quickly, and each session is limited to 300 participants. You can view the full Interest Group Week program schedule below. Reserve your spot now by selecting your topic of choice, then click the “register” button for each session you’d like to attend. All times listed are for Central Time.
We’re excited about the Core Virtual Event next week and we invite you to join us for the interactive library conference! RSVP for our FREE online Forum Kick-off events by November 16th: November 17, 4:30-5:30pm CENTRAL: Authors Panel w/ Cory Doctorow: Dealing with Information and Misinformation in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Beyond November 17, 6pm CENTRAL: Opening Reception After RSVPing for our Kick-Off Events, we encourage you to register for our full line-up of Core Virtual Forum Sessions and our amazing Keynotes! Group Registrations (for 10 or more people) and Individual Registrations are still available through November 18th! Registration also includes online Networking and Social Events: Core Virtual Lounge, Yoga Breaks, Happy Hour, and Game Night. Get a Sneak Peek of the Core Virtual Forum Session and Topics ACCESSIBILITY Student Organizer & Library Partnerships for Textbook Access: First Generation and Low Income Textbook Library Assessing Staff Training Needs in Disability and Accessibility Services: An Open Mixed-Methods Questionnaire ADDRESSING SYSTEMS INEQUITYStandard Operating Procedure: Institutional Processes,…Continue Reading
Core Virtual Forum, the first official event of Core is happening next week! RSVP FOR FREE CORE VIRTUAL FORUM KICK-OFF EVENTS Still undecided about attending Core Virtual Forum? RSVP for our FREE online Forum Kick-off events by November 16th: November 17, 4:30-5:30pm CENTRAL: Authors Panel w/ Cory Doctorow: Dealing with Information and Misinformation in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Beyond November 17, 6pm CENTRAL: Opening Reception REGISTER FOR OUR FULL CORE VIRTUAL FORUM PROGRAM After RSVPing for our Kick-Off Events, we encourage you to register for our full line-up of Core Virtual Forum Sessions and our amazing Keynotes! Group Registrations (for 10 or more people) and Individual Registrations are still available through November 18th! Registration also includes online Networking and Social Events: Core Virtual Lounge, Yoga Breaks, Happy Hour, and Game Night. CORE VIRTUAL FORUM SESSIONS AND TOPICS ACCESSIBILITY Student Organizer & Library Partnerships for Textbook Access: First Generation and Low…Continue Reading
The November 3-4 discussion is an opportunity for participants to learn more about Core’s vision, mission, and values, give input to help shape the new organization, explore what a library professional organization might offer in the COVID age and beyond, explore how your professional interests intersect with the six Core sections, explore how you’d like to participate in this new library organization. Feedback from this e-Forum will be shared with the Core Board. In the November 10-11 discussion, participants will learn each others experiences with ILS Migration, pitfalls with a migration and potential solutions or suggestions to avoid issues, tips for creating processes during migration, share ideas about information to gather or cleanup prior to the start of migration, define staff roles for the migration process, discuss tasks/duties provided by staff that can be put on hold, and create a plan on how to continue providing library services. Each day, discussion begins…Continue Reading