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
Did you know that Core has six specialty sections? Our sections are member-only networks that focus on specific areas of interests supporting core library work. You can join as many sections as you like for free as part of your membership. Just go to a new section and use the blue “Join” button located in the top upper right hand corner of each section’s page. Access and Equity Assessment Buildings and Operations Leadership and Management Metadata and Collections Technology You’ve already been placed in those sections that align with your previous division affiliation. For example, former members of ALCTS are already members of the Core Metadata and Collections Section, former LITA members are already in the Technology Section, and former LLAMA members are already in the Leadership and Management Section. You can find all your sections in Core Connect, under the tab, “My Sections” in the “Communities” navigation menu. To…Continue Reading
Core will proudly continue the ALCTS tradition of holding monthly e-Forums. These free, 2-day conversations are moderated by member volunteers and take place via an email list that anyone can join. Going forward, we’ll be expanding the topics covered to include Core’s six areas of interest (Access and Equity, Assessment, Buildings and Operations, Leadership and Management, Metadata and Collections, and Technology). Core interest groups and sections are welcome to submit topics for a future e-Forum. Sign up for September and October’s free Core e-Forums. The September 29-30 discussion is an opportunity to look ahead to a post-COVID-19 library world, start thinking strategically about what’s next, and turn your reactive experiences into strategic ideas that leverage technology. In the October 6-7 discussion, participants will share tools, techniques, advice, and best practices for both batch and manual database cleanup projects of all types of data: bibliographic, acquisition, and patron data. Learn more…Continue Reading