Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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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.

LiveWebinar

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.
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Middle managers are pulled between day-to-day operations and administrative responsibilities, not situated clearly in one space or the other. This webinar will discuss some of the major challenges associated with this role, as well as the opportunities, and strategies for improving communication, employing emotional agility, maintaining job satisfaction, and avoiding burnout.
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The rapid growth of library makerspace services present both challenges and opportunities for all libraries and their users. There are many considerations for libraries as they plan and manage maker services, from how to get started, to managing and growing existing services, to developing maker programming. Connecting with others in the library makerspace community can be extremely helpful as we navigate this new and evolving area of library services.
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The rapid growth of library makerspace services present both challenges and opportunities for all libraries and their users. There are many considerations for libraries as they plan and manage maker services, from how to get started, to managing and growing existing services, to developing maker programming. Connecting with others in the library makerspace community can be extremely helpful as we navigate this new and evolving area of library services.
LiveWebinar
This workshop will discuss an ebook collection diversity assessment project undertaken at St. John’s University Library. The project was based on one undertaken by Laurel Kristick at the University of Oregon Library, which used a bibliography of books that received awards from organizations representing different groups of people.
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e-Forum: A two-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: August 24-25, 2021
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Focus: Join the Core Instructional Technologies Interest Group to discuss technology tools related to instruction and the possible long-term effects of COVID-19 on library instruction. Participate by answering related questions or read other’s responses.
Cost: Free

LiveWebinar
Tailored to administrators and managers, this webinar provides an overview of the recently released “Cataloguing Code of Ethics” and highlights particular areas of the Code in which library leadership can meaningfully support the Code in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) initiatives.