Core turns one today! It’s our birthday and to celebrate we’re launching a new archive of educational recordings, all of which are free for Core members. There are already 27 webinars and conference programs available on-demand, and each month we’ll add new ones. Six months after webinars (and some conference programs) are presented live, we’ll add the recordings to this library. Some of the sessions available now Seeking Clarity during Low-Morale Experiences: Actualizing Tools for Self-Preservation – Core President’s Program with Kaetrena Davis Kendrick 2021 ALA Annual Top Technology Trends Building Virtual Team Cohesion – Tips for Managers Creating a Strategic Library Communication Plan to Convey the Library’s Value and Values How Do We Do That Again? Documenting Library Work Expand the Horizon: Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Metadata for Unusual Content Types Crisis Communication for Libraries Celebrate our first year together as a community on your schedule – check out…Continue Reading
Metadata Librarian, Strategy and Management, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Department Manager Fine Arts Special Collection, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH Metadata Librarian, Hebraica – 67786BR, Yale University, New Haven, CT Metadata Librarian, Spanish and Portuguese – 67830BR, Yale University, New Haven, CT Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings.
Proposals are due by October 1, 2021, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit one. When completing the form, be sure to select “Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures” to have your proposal reviewed by Core. We welcome topics of interest to a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including… Access and Equity• Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy• Preservation Week• Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas Assessment• Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services• Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures Buildings & Operations• Changing trends in organizational structures, services, staff operations, and facilities• Best practices for inclusive practices and design Leadership and Management• Developing leaders at every level• Best practices for inclusion by using…Continue Reading
Due to the continued pandemic, the surge of the Delta Variant and the data throughout the United States including in our host city, Baltimore, we have been forced to cancel the upcoming Core Forum in Baltimore, scheduled for October 7-9. While I am deeply disappointed because I had very much hoped to be welcoming Core members to our first in-person conference, the safety and health of our membership is our top priority. Thank you to all of our members, presenters, and sponsors for lending us your time and talent in connection with the conference. In the near term, Core leaders will identify ways to continue to connect and co-learn virtually. Longer-term, we acknowledge that not all of the benefits of conference experiences, particularly networking and relationship building, are always replicable online. When the circumstances allow, we will pursue an in-person gathering with continued care, caution, and planning. As President of…Continue Reading
Director of Library Services, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA IT Administrator, Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS Head of Research and Instruction Services, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL Digital Collections Librarian II, Wayne State University Library System, Detroit, MI Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.
During the July 2021 Core e-Forum “Job Hunting and Hiring During the Pandemic”, our group aimed to examine innovative practices from hiring institutions and job hunters during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to bring to light the adaptations library job seekers have had to implement in order to successfully obtain employment as well as how hiring institutions successfully onboard candidates during this time. To begin with, we asked participants to introduce themselves and asked the questions “Have you been involved in a virtual job search during the pandemic? If you’re a job hunter, how many jobs did you interview for? If you’re a hiring manager, how many applications did you receive for the open job?” We received 22 introductory responses and there were some common themes that emerged from these answers. Job seekers reported considerable difficulty obtaining positions. Three reported sending applications to ~20 open positions.…Continue Reading
Outreach & Education Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore – Health Sciences & Human Services Library, Baltimore, MD Data Management Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore – Health Sciences & Human Services Library, Baltimore, MD Technical Services Coordinator (PDF), Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Outreach, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Cataloger & Metadata Librarian, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, SC Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.
Preconference registration is open for Core Forum! Register for an all-day library buildings tour or an afternoon preconference offered on Thursday, October 7, in Baltimore, Maryland. We Create Inclusive Experiences! Library Buildings Tour (8am–4pm) Choose Your Own Adventure Scholarly Communication Assessment Rubrics (12–4pm) presented by Suzanna Conrad, Emily Chan, Daina Dickman and Nicole Lawson Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries (12–4pm) presented by Gregg Dodd, Christine Feldmann and Meghan McCorkell Evidence Based Practice in Libraries (12–4pm) presented by Amanda Click, Claire Walker Wiley and Meggan Houlihan New Connections in the RDA Toolkit (12pm–4pm) presented by Stephen Hearn, Robert Maxwell and Kathy Glennan If you’ve already registered for Forum and would like to add a preconference to your existing registration, please contact us. The 2021 Forum is our inaugural conference for Core and is ALA’s first return to in-person events. It will bring together decision-makers and practitioners from the ALA division that focuses on: Access & Equity Assessment…Continue Reading
Community Engagement and Economic Development Services Manager, Seattle Public Library, WA Electronic Resources Librarian, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH Systems Coordinator, PrairieCat (library consortium), Coal Valley or Bolingbrook, IL Digital Archivist, Rice University, Fondren Library, Houston, TX Instruction Librarian, Radford University, McConnell Library, Radford, VA Librarian I/II – Technology Education Librarian, Virginia Beach Public Library, VA IT Programmer Analyst, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.
We had another successful Interest Group Week last month with more than 6,000 registrations. A big thank you 💖 to all the chairs, moderators, and speakers, who put together 23 great presentations and discussions! We’ve added links to the recordings on the IG Week page, and you can find links to the slides in the interest groups that participated.