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Learn with Core in December

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*Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty.  Continuing Education Opportunities Learn how to write policies and procedures that promote positive relationships with your library’s patrons and community in this December 8 webinar. Register now. Creating Effective Policies and ProceduresPresenter: Carli SpinaTuesday, December 8 , 20201:00 – 2:00pm CT Enhance your leadership skills with this December 9 webinar, and learn how to develop an effective workforce strategy to customize your library’s employee engagement plan. Register now. Building a Holistic Employee Engagement FrameworkPresenter: Cinthya IppolitiWednesday, December 9, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CT Learn how to manage risk and maintain a safe environment to prevent the spread of COVID at your institution in this December 16 webinar. Register now. To Open or Not Open: Academic Library Building Management and Decision-making During a PandemicPresenters:  Steven Smith, Luke Voiland, Jennie Gerke, Amy Kirkland, Steven Escar Smith, Rebecca A. RichardsonWednesday, December 16, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CT…Continue Reading

Learn how to Manage Your Academic Library Building During a Pandemic in this Dec. 16 Core webinar

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Closing, opening, and reopening academic libraries during a pandemic requires library decision-makers to take on new roles, learn new things, and apply new knowledge to decision making for their facilities and employees. These decision-makers find themselves in need of real-time information — not only about their own institution’s practices, but also how other libraries are responding. Some are thrust into leadership positions on their own campuses. Others struggle for guidance. Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures will present the webinar “To Open or Not Open: Academic Library Building Management and Decision-making During a Pandemic,” on Wednesday, December 16, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.  This webinar will present strategies to manage risk used on several campuses that have reopened their libraries during COVID-19. The presenters will discuss the resources referenced, experts engaged, processes undertaken both external and internal to the library to support the decision to reopen, preparations to reopen…Continue Reading

Boost your skillset and learn with Core in December

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Continuing Education Opportunities Finding Focus: Library Assessment Focus GroupsPresenters: Kristina Clement, Manda Sexton, and Lauren JohnsonTuesday, December 1, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTImprove library services to better support patron’s needs, learn how to avoid potential roadblocks, and conduct a well-run focus group in this Core webinar on December 1. Register now. Information Technology Fluency and Poster DesignPresenter: Faye MazziaWednesday, December 2, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTLearn the tools and resources to create and design information technology fluent posters in higher education with this Core webinar on December 2. Register now. Creating Effective Policies and ProceduresPresenter: Carli SpinaTuesday, December 8 , 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTDevelop a robust strategy for introducing new policies and procedures to library staff and the larger library community in this Core webinar on December 8. Register now. Building a Holistic Employee Engagement FrameworkPresenter: Cinthya IppolitiWednesday, December 9, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTDesign an inclusive employee recruitment plan and learn tools…Continue Reading

Create an Oral History Project in the December Core Classroom Session

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The former ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) for several years have created oral histories of commercial binders and preservation librarians which are available on the American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR). The presenters will demonstrate how to create and process oral histories, and how to upload them to ALAIR. Be a part of this or other history recordings to document the changes in the profession over the past 50 years. This class will also teach you how to lead an independent oral history project. Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, will present the Core Classroom “Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project,” from Monday, December 14, 2020 through Monday, January 4, 2021. Core Classroom Format:Students receive login instructions one week prior to the classroom start date.  Students have 24/7 access to the class site for the duration of the class, and aside from assignment deadlines, the work can be completed…Continue Reading

Come Learn with Core in October

*Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty.  Continuing Education Opportunities Learn the latest techniques to keep your library safe with this Core webinar on October 27. Register now. Rapidly Implementing a Contactless ServicePresenters: Margaret Heller and Chris MartinTuesday, October 271:00pm – 2:00pm CDT Learn the most current cyber threats facing libraries and the challenges of sharing data with this Core webinar on October 28. Register now. Don’t click on that link! Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Institution and StaffPresenters: Sean Lang and Robert NunezWednesday, October 281:00pm – 2:00pm CDT Webinar Registration Fees: Core Member (individual) $43 Nonmember (individual)       $59 Groups. (Includes a link to share with your group for safe social distancing viewing)     $129 *Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty.  All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will…Continue Reading