Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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Join the Core Instructional Technologies Interest Group to discuss how instructional technologies and accessibility interact and impact each other. Participate by answering related questions or read other’s responses.
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Whether you perform original cataloging or copy cataloging, you are an integral part to the management of library resources. Cataloging is at once a community-focused task and often very independent. Let’s learn from each other.
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This will be a discussion of the current digital curation ideals, systems, pain points, and successes that participants currently encounter at their institution, with a view towards how each envisions future improvements.
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If you are in a position of authority within a library, the way you lead and manage the people in your department, on your team, committee, or working group matters. Join seasoned leaders Cynthia Schwarz, John Sandstrom and Kellie Barbato to discuss practical tools to be a more compassionate leader and manager.
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Margaret Dawson has spent 21 years working in academic and joint-use libraries. She has a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. From 2014 to 2021, she worked at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Texas as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian, and has developed programs for university students, their children, and the general public. She has presented and published on the topics of instruction and outreach.
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This webinar will explore the energy consumption and e-waste generated in digital preservation infrastructures and actions, and review the environmental impact of these infrastructures. It will recommend actions and policies to mitigate digital preservation’s impact on the environment.
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There are a number of sustainable energy saving strategies that collecting institutions can implement. These strategies require knowledge of the facility that houses the collection as well as a strong data monitoring program. The webinar will focus on not only ways to start gathering data and information to begin to understand what a facility is capable of but also some of the sustainable strategies that institutions can implement.
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Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Focus: The Fundamentals of Management course is designed for new managers to build the skill set they need to successfully lead their department or organization, as well as support existing managers looking to improve their skills.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $196.71 Core members; $224.10 ALA members; $249 nonmembers.

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Three assessment librarians want to hear about how you plan your assessment activities and carry out your general assessment practices.
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This program is for library leaders at any level, from any type of library, including human resources, who are experiencing any of the following outcomes with their teams, organizations, or other library stakeholders: Employee disengagement, poor performance, inability to give and receive critical feedback, dysfunctional teams, negative attitudes, cliques, gossip, and turnover, disgruntled patrons, incivility, intolerance, and dysfunctional boards or friends’ groups.