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The December 2020 Issue of Library Leadership & Management is Now Available

Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) focuses on assisting library administrators and managers at all levels as they deal with day-to-day challenges. In-depth articles address a wide variety of management issues and highlight examples of successful management methods used in libraries. Features include interviews with prominent practitioners in libraries and related fields, and columns with practical advice on managing libraries. Explore the latest posts from your colleagues in the library world of leadership and management.

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

Core Launches the Library Assessment Repository

The new ALA division Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is delighted to announce the launch of the Library Assessment Repository (LAR). This repository is a collaborative resource curated by an international community of assessment librarians intended to give new and established professionals a single source of useful resources relating to library assessment. The Library Assessment Repository is composed of two main sections: ●  Library Assessment Fundamentals – The fundamentals section is populated with essential library assessment resources including terminologies, methodologies and other useful information such as relevant mailing lists and national surveys. ●  Community Resources – This section affords users an opportunity to share helpful resources with other professionals. The community section is still under development and is seeking contributions of materials. LAR is intended to be an evolving, interactive community resource for librarians across all sectors and levels of experience. The community approach enables users to confidently select relevant and…Continue Reading