Learn new skills to enhance your career in February with continuing education offerings from Core. Reserve your spot and register now. Continuing Education Opportunities Virtual Interest Group WeekFebruary 1-5, 2021View program schedule for session dates and times.*Registration is free for program sessions during Interest Group Week. Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) February 8 – March 19, 2021 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)February 8 – March 19, 2021 (six week online course)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Developing the Best Survey Tips from Consultations Presenter: Jung Mi ScoulasTuesday, February 9, 2021 (rescheduled from Feb. 3)1:00 – 2:00pm CT Assessing and (Re)Writing Operational PoliciesPresenter: John SandstromWednesday, February 10, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT The First 90 Days: A New Manager Crash CoursePresenter: Julia DavisWednesday, February 17, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT Designing for Human BehaviorPresenter: Joe Agati, Jr.Tuesday, February 23, 20211:00 – 2:00pm CT The Simple Keys to Developing Motivated WorkplacesPresenter: Douglas CraneWednesday, February 24,…Continue Reading
Core is pleased to present virtual Interest Group Week, February 1-5, 2021. Explore a full week of free sessions that will cover emerging trends and topics that are important to your library work. Registration is free, and programming is open to all. Sessions fill up quickly, and each session is limited to 300 participants. You can view the full Interest Group Week program schedule below. Reserve your spot now by selecting your topic of choice, then click the “register” button for each session you’d like to attend. All times listed are for Central Time.
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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
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
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 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
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
The November 3-4 discussion is an opportunity for participants to learn more about Core’s vision, mission, and values, give input to help shape the new organization, explore what a library professional organization might offer in the COVID age and beyond, explore how your professional interests intersect with the six Core sections, explore how you’d like to participate in this new library organization. Feedback from this e-Forum will be shared with the Core Board. In the November 10-11 discussion, participants will learn each others experiences with ILS Migration, pitfalls with a migration and potential solutions or suggestions to avoid issues, tips for creating processes during migration, share ideas about information to gather or cleanup prior to the start of migration, define staff roles for the migration process, discuss tasks/duties provided by staff that can be put on hold, and create a plan on how to continue providing library services. Each day, discussion begins…Continue Reading
Did you know that Core has six specialty sections? Our sections are member-only networks that focus on specific areas of interests supporting core library work. You can join as many sections as you like for free as part of your membership. Just go to a new section and use the blue “Join” button located in the top upper right hand corner of each section’s page. Access and Equity Assessment Buildings and Operations Leadership and Management Metadata and Collections Technology You’ve already been placed in those sections that align with your previous division affiliation. For example, former members of ALCTS are already members of the Core Metadata and Collections Section, former LITA members are already in the Technology Section, and former LLAMA members are already in the Leadership and Management Section. You can find all your sections in Core Connect, under the tab, “My Sections” in the “Communities” navigation menu. To…Continue Reading