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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

Continuing Education in September

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities, and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.  *Core Webinars Available for Free to ALA Student Members and LIS Faculty.  Online Learning Opportunities Creating a Strategic Library Communication Plan to Convey the Library’s Value and ValuesPresenter: Doralyn RossmannWednesday, September 161:00pm – 2:30pm CDT Expand the Horizon: Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Metadata for Unusual Content TypesPresenters: Nathan Hall, Jasmine Clark, Monique LassereModerators: Ilda Cardenas, Rachel B. Turner, Mingyan LiWednesday, September 231:00pm – 2:00pm CDT Crisis Communications for LibrariesPresenter: Cordelia Anderson, APRWednesday, September 301:00pm – 2:00pm CDT

Build a Robust Library Communications Plan with this Core webinar

A coordinated and strategic plan for communication and outreach can highlight your library’s value significantly. It can create a common experience and understanding for your library’s community of stakeholders including users, boards, administrators, donors, and social media networks. A strong communications plan keeps the library focused on objectives from the strategic plan and prevents resources from being wasted. On Wednesday, September 16 at 1 pm CT, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures will present the webinar “Creating a Strategic Library Communication Plan to Convey the Library’s Value and Values”. This webinar will outline the purpose and development of a library’s values, mission and vision statements, a strategic plan, a communication plan, and the embedding of that plan in organizational culture. This webinar is ideal for library managers and leaders. Presenter: Doralyn Rossmann, Associate Professor and Head of Digital Library Initiatives at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, MT. Attendees will learn how…Continue Reading

Teach for Core

Submit a webinar proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. Proposals are due September 1, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Early submissions are encouraged and will be considered for September and October presentations. Submit your idea using this proposal form. Core webinars reach 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 Developing leaders at every level Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures Leadership for talent management and…Continue Reading