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Core at 2021 ALA Midwinter Virtual

The 2021 ALA Midwinter Virtual event will be held January 22-26, 2021. Core will not be holding any programs, events, or meetings during ALA Midwinter Virtual, however, we will be presenting a special session of Top Technology Trends focusing on the dangers of technology. This program will explore different technologies that may present dangers to you and your users. For more information, including how to register, visit the ALA Midwinter Virtual registration page. We understand that in the past committees, sections, and interest groups used the ALA Midwinter Meeting as an opportunity for their groups to meet in person, however, since Core group engagement and activities are year-round we will not require or allocate special times for groups to meet at ALA Midwinter Virtual. For more information about Core committees, sections, and interest groups visit the Core Member Center. If you have specific questions about Core groups, contact Jenny Levine,…Continue Reading

New Core Jobs: December 29, 2020

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University Librarian, Dominican University, River Forest, IL Assistant Manager, Metadata Services, The New York Public Library, Long Island City, NY Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

Support library workers in need with new, cool, radical Core wear

We are pleased to announce the launch of the apparel collection from Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. “Libraries are radical, and so are you” is a slogan inspired by our current Core President-Elect, Lindsay Cronk, who’s very passionate about every aspect of librarianship. Celebrate the radical librarian in you, and the amazing work that you do by purchasing your new Core wear! All shirts from this line are available in the color charcoal gray (per popular member vote via Twitter). 100% of our profits will be donated to the Core Advancement Fund, supporting a Core membership for library workers in need. Treat yourself or someone else to new Core wear, and give the gift of membership.

New Core Jobs: December 17, 2020

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Dean of Libraries, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS Director, Learning Commons, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources, City University of New York, New York, NY Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, MA Repository Services Manager, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

Core Call for Nominations: Core President-Elect

The Nominating Committee for the 2021 Core election is soliciting nominees to run on the Spring 2021 ballot for the office of Core President-Elect. The Core Nominating Committee seeks qualified individuals with strong service and leadership records in ALA, ALCTS, LITA, LLAMA, (or equivalent library associations) who will successfully advance Core’s vision and values in close collaboration with the Core Board and the rest of the Core leaders. Candidates will be expected to describe experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library communities. Participation in the transition activities in launching the Core division and good project management skills will be extremely helpful.   The President-Elect will serve a three-year term: as President-Elect, in 2021-2022, as President in 2022-2023, and as immediate Past-President in 2023-2024. Candidates must be current Core members at the time of the election. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to be placed on the ballot…Continue Reading

Nomination Deadlines for Core Awards and Scholarships Are Quickly Approaching—Submit Your Nominations Soon!

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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures invites nominations for its 2020-2021 awards and scholarships, including four awards run on behalf of ALA or with another ALA division and three scholarships from the previous divisions that support LIS students and international members. The following are Core awards and scholarships that are currently accepting nominations and applications. Awards ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Application deadline January 12, 2021, 5 p.m. ET Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) and managed by the Core Library Buildings Awards Committee, the ALA/AIA Library Building Awards is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. This award acknowledges and honors distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by an architect licensed in the U.S. for any library in the U.S. or abroad. Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology Application deadline January 1, 2021…Continue Reading