Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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Mentoring is a common practice, especially in libraries. However, there is a wide variety in the practice and effectiveness of mentorships. Join Malia Willey and Jennifer Keach as we explore the uses and strategies for growing a mentoring network to support you in all of your professional development and career goals. Get inspired, informed, and prepared to develop your own mentoring network.
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In this session, we will address the basic how-tos of beginning or expanding services to patrons with disabilities as well as a look at community collaboration, grant writing, needs assessments, Universal Design, emerging technology, and practical applications of services (i.e. programs, outreach, and virtual services) to meet the needs of this underserved population.
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Live Webinar: Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: This webinar explores the role of library manager as coach to motivate, empower, and engage staff for the future. It delves into what coaching is, what it is not, and how it differs from managing and mentoring. Participants will learn about the benefits of coaching and how to recognize coaching opportunities.

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Live Webinar: Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Community-led planning can be used to create programs and services that celebrate the strengths and interests of diverse communities; it is also a big cultural shift for many libraries. In this webinar, library leaders will learn about an evidence-based process to build their library’s capacity to make this change.

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Live Webinar: Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Asynchronous teaching can be a great way to reach busy students and integrate the librarian into an online class. This session goes over the best ways to take advantage of this instructional format, what to know about how asynchronous online learning differs from in-person, classroom-based instruction, and tools for making the most of asynchronous teaching.

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e-Forum: A two-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: November 9-10, 2021
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Focus: This Core e-Forum provides a space for individuals to share the library workflows affected, the challenges that were presented, how individuals and libraries adapted to challenges and changes, and where we might see libraries going from here.
Cost: Free

LiveWebinar

Live Webinar: Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: In this non-technical session by an experienced instruction librarian, attendees will learn the best approaches for designing and creating clear, useful videos for library users. Attendees will discuss how to apply teaching principles, how to make videos look good, and how to approach accessibility in video tutorials.

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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.
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Live Webinar: Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Zotero is a free, open source program for saving and sharing citations and creating bibliographies. In this session, attendees will learn how to use Zotero and discuss best practices for supporting and teaching it in libraries.
Cost: $43 Core members (incl. ALCTS, LITA, LLAMA), $59 nonmembers, $129 groups, $0 student members

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Being able to see ourselves represented is very important in different aspects of our lives. This also holds true for patrons and libraries. For libraries to continue to make an impact and stay relevant in the information realm, we must provide patrons with access to information that represents them while also exposing them to differing viewpoints and historical context. Achieving this goal requires thoughtful examination of our catalog and collection.