Join us for the first ever in-person Core Forum, October 7-9, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore! It’s an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections while celebrating the intersection and overlap of the core work we do. Learn more about our keynote speakers. Forum Features ⭐ 30+ sessions presented across 6 concurrent program tracks Access & Equity Assessment Buildings & Operations Leadership & Management Metadata & Collections Technology ⭐ Welcome reception ⭐ 2 days of thought-provoking sessions ⭐ 3 keynote presentations ⭐ Closing session ⭐ Poster Sessions ⭐ Tabletop exhibits ⭐ Dine-arounds ⭐ Game night ⭐ Unconference space for informal discussions Note: Lunch and dinner will not be provided. We will organize small group dine-arounds at nearby restaurants. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own dining expenses. Participation is optional. Core Forum Early-Bird Registration Rates Ends September 6 $299 Core Member $329 ALA Member $399…Continue Reading
Core ForumOctober 7-9, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland —– Opening Keynote Presenter Announced: Nikole Hannah-Jones The 1619 Project, an ongoing journalism project conceived by Nikole Hannah-Jones and published by the New York Times Magazine, commemorates the 400th anniversary of the date the first enslaved Africans were brought to the American colonies. The initiative aims to “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” The school curriculum linked to the New York Times’s 1619 Project is the target of state censorship on the grounds that its critical reframing is a “misrepresentation” of American history. As a result, five states are attempting to bar its use in classrooms. In addition to developing the 1619 Project, Hannah-Jones has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and examined the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968…Continue Reading
Submission Deadline: May 17, 2021Preview the proposal form as a PDF. The October 7-9 Core Forum in Baltimore will be our first opportunity to celebrate the diverse and interconnected library work of Core members. We’ll engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating thought-provoking conversations over two days of presentations, tabletop exhibits, and poster sessions. There will be opportunities to safely reconnect with colleagues during receptions, dine-arounds, and in the uncommons space. We’re looking for proposals that are thought-provoking and highly relevant to practitioners in the following areas: Access and equity Assessment Buildings and operations Leadership and management Metadata and collections Technology PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES Session – Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday. Session presentations will be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for introduction and Q&A. Presenters are required to present in-person and register at the discounted presenter rate. Preconference – Half-Day (3-4 hours) or…Continue Reading
Core Forum provides an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections while celebrating the interconnected library work Core members share. Registration opens in June. Forum features a welcome reception, 2 days of thought-provoking presentations, keynote presentations, tabletop exhibits, dine-arounds, a game night and poster sessions. Additionally, there will be an unconference space where informal discussions can happen throughout the event, including ad hoc, birds of a feather discussions. Sign up to receive announcements via email. Interested in leading or contributing to a session? We’re looking for presentations on hot topics and innovative content in the following areas: Access and equity Assessment Buildings and operations Leadership and management Metadata and collections Technology Watch for a Call for Proposals announcement this month. Become a sponsor: Opportunities include sponsoring the welcome reception, being the hero organization that provides coffee and tea during breaks, and hosting tabletop exhibits. Stay tuned for the…Continue Reading
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
On November 18th from 12:45 pm – 1:15pm Central Time, Martin Patrick and Stacie Traill will present their session topic, “Core Concepts and Practical Techniques for Successful Library Metadata Analysis.” The presenters will share what they see as core knowledge areas and problem solving techniques for successful library metadata analysis, along with some suggested tools. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in library metadata analysis and wondering how to enhance your existing knowledge and skills for success in analysis work, this session is for you! Join us for Core Virtual Forum in November and choose your own problem solving adventure!
On November 20th from 11:30 am – 12:00pm Central Time, Elizabeth Bush and Andy Hamilton will present their session topic, “Stop, Collaborate and Listen.” Participants in this Core Virtual Forum session will learn the latest innovative and creative ways to engage your community through the use of library technology and resources. After a brief break, we will reconvene with a discussion at 12:45 pm to ask questions, share info and exchange ideas about library technology trends. If you’re interested in any of these topics: Digital Libraries, Future Library Tech Trends, Preservation, Institutional Repositories You don’t want to miss this session. Join us for Core Virtual Forum in November and choose your own problem solving adventure!
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!
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