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Join us at the 2021 ALA Virtual Annual Conference June 23-29

We hope you’ve registered for this week’s ALA Virtual Annual Conference (there’s still time if you haven’t!), but I also want to share with you some free member events that you don’t need to be registered for the conference to attend since it’s virtual this year. First and foremost, Happy Hour!Friday, June 25, 6:00-7:00pm CTIt’s our first Happy Hour together as Core, so join us for fun and games with your favorite cocktail, mocktail, or other fine beverage to celebrate!Register  15 Interest Group DiscussionsFriday, Saturday, and Monday, June 25-28Fifteen of our interest groups are holding discussions on hot topics and current issues. Register for one or all 15.View the list of IG discussions  Core Board MeetingFriday, June 25, 5:00-6:00pm CTThe agenda and documents will be posted in the Public Core Documents library in ALA Connect.Register  ALA Virtual InaugurationYou are invited to take part in a historic virtual event! Join Patricia…Continue Reading

Core @ ALA Annual

Join us at the 2021 ALA Virtual Annual Conference June 23-29

We have a lot going on at next month’s ALA Virtual Annual Conference! View our full list of programs, interest group discussions, committee meetings, and of course Happy Hour! Highlights include President’s Program speaker Kaetrena Davis Kendrick’s discussion about Seeking Clarity during Low-Morale Experiences: Actualizing Tools for Self-Preservation, our popular Top Technology Trends round robin conversation, and 13 different interest group discussions. A Sample of Core Programs Accessible, Not Just Discoverable: Ensuring Accessibility in Digital Collections Adapting Library Spaces . . . For Whatever Comes Next Beyond Picture Perfect Diversity: How to Create a Sense of Inclusion Chaos, Order, and Control: Uncertain Worlds and the Regimes and Rebellions They Produce in Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection Budget Reductions! Strategic Approaches to Problem Solve Our Way Out of This Mess Connect with Them in Their Preferred Platform: The Benefits of Using Institutional Text Messaging to Promote Library Services and Tools Design…Continue Reading

Call for Core Preconference Proposals – ALA 2021 Annual Conference in Chicago, June 24-29, 2021

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, invites you to submit a virtual or in-person preconference proposal for the upcoming 2021 ALA Annual Conference.  If ALA is unable to hold an in-person Annual Conference, Core staff will work with you to transition your proposal to a Virtual Event, if accepted. The Core Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the Core membership, including: 1. Access and Equity o Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy o Preservation Week o Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas 2. Assessment o Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services o Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures 3. Leadership and Management o Developing leaders at every level o Best practices for inclusion by using…Continue Reading

Submit your 2021 ALA Annual Program Proposals

Submit an ALA 2021 Annual Conference program proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. Proposals are due September 30, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Submit your idea using this proposal form. Core welcomes topics of interest to a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including… 1. Access and Equity Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy Preservation Week Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas 2. Assessment Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures 3. Leadership and Management Developing leaders at every level Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures Leadership for talent management and human…Continue Reading