Focus on “Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures,” exploring a new professional home

Tuesday, 11/3/2020 - Wednesday, 11/4/2020
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

This e-Forum was presented on Tuesday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 4. View the summary of this e-Forum.

Core is a new division of ALA that is emerging from the former ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA that will serve the professional needs of those who work in all types of library organizations. The sections of Core are: access and equity, assessment, leadership, metadata and collections, operations and buildings, and technology. In this e-Forum, we will examine your perspectives on the new professional organization, on the interconnections between the operational areas represented by the Core sections, and on what it will take for Core to succeed.

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will explore:


  • Participants learn more about Core, including vision, mission, and values.

    • Participants give input to shape a new organization.
    • Participants explore what a library professional organization might offer in the COVID age and beyond.
    • Participants explore how their professional interests intersect with the six Core sections.
    • Participants explore how they would like to participate in this new library organization.
    • Feedback will be shared with the Core Board.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in Core either as a current or potential member.


Anne Cooper Moore, Dean, J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, holds an MS in Library and Information Science and PhD in Educational Management and Development. She enthusiastically strives to shape library facilities, collections, and services that meet the continuously evolving needs of a diverse and inclusive public university community. Her research interests include assessment of library and co-curricular activities, library facilities, and information literacy. She has designed study, collaboration, academic support, and classroom spaces in four different academic libraries. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in college skills and writing, information literacy, management, and research methods at five different universities. She has been continuously active in RUSA, ACRL, and LLAMA and is currently Past President of LLAMA/CORE. She is also chair of the UNC System University Library Advisory Council.

Jennifer Bowen, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Curation, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, holds an AMLS and an MA in historical musicology, both from the University of Michigan. She has held a variety of positions at the University of Rochester, beginning as a music cataloger at the Eastman School of Music’s Sibley Music Library. She is currently Past President of ALCTS/Core, and has been a member of ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA at various times in her career. Within ALCTS, she served as the ALA representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR during the initial development of RDA, for which she was awarded an ALCTS Presidential Citation in 2007. In 2006, she was the recipient of the ALCTS “Best of LRTS” award. She has also served as chair of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee and as an ALCTS mentor. She currently serves on the EAST (Eastern Academic Scholars Trust) Executive Committee, and is a member of the 2016 cohort of the CLIR/EDUCAUSE Leading Change Institute.




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