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Program Spotlight ~ Core Virtual Forum 11.18.20

On November 18th at 12:45 pm Central Time, Kristen Hogan and Christina Juste will facilitate this interactive workshop, “Student Organizer and Library Partnerships for Textbook Access: First Generation and Low Income Textbook Library.” This Core Virtual Forum session will support participants to plan for or share ideas from their own textbook collections and to reflect together on textbook accessibility through acquisition and lending policies. If you’re interested in any of these topics: Accessibility, Acquisitions, Assessment, Collection Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership and Management, Library Services, Physical Collections, Problem Solving, Skill Building You don’t want to miss this session. Join us for Core Virtual Forum in November and choose your own problem solving adventure!

Early-bird Registration for Core Virtual Forum ends on October 9!

We want to personally invite you to our inaugural online event, the Core Virtual Forum on November 18 and 20. This 2-day interactive gathering will bring together our library community for an opportunity to share ideas, network, and get together with your peers. Our program sessions and lightning rounds will focus on managing present-day challenges, priority reassessment, effective leadership, and innovative technology solutions within our library culture. Day 1 of the Forum will begin with keynote speaker Dr. Meredith Clark examining ways libraries stand in the trust gap when institutions have lost credibility. After the keynote, you’ll have access to a variety of program sessions and lighting talks exploring trending topics such as Digital Story Telling for eLearning Solutions, Student Library Partnerships, Successful Metadata Analysis, Effective Management Practices, and more! Day 2 of the Forum will start with keynote speaker Sofia Leung exploring some of the LIS values, structures, and characteristics that subtly and explicitly sustain a culture of…Continue Reading

Register for Core Virtual Forum 2020!

The first official event of the newly formed ALA Core Division will be the Core Virtual Forum on November 18 and 20. The exciting two-day program will take place on non-consecutive days, which will provide more flexibility for attendees and minimize Zoom fatigue. Core is excited to have keynote speakers, Dr. Meredith Clark and Sofia Leung, opening up Forum each day. This is a unique opportunity for us to reflect after what will be a challenging year. Dr. Clark’s talk will focus on how institutions have lost credibility but libraries stand in that trust gap and provide context in the moment; a panel discussion will follow.  Leung’s talk will explore some of the LIS values, structures, and characteristics that subtly and explicitly sustain a culture of white supremacy and how this can be dismantled through a suggested set of actions, followed by a discussion to engage attendees. The Forum programming subcommittee received 80 session proposals…Continue Reading