Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
MatchMARC, a free Google Sheets Add-on that uses OCLC’s API to search and retrieve records, is in use in many libraries today. This session will walk attendees through the different possibilities MarchMARC has to offer for workflow efficiencies.
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
In this session, presenters will describe how pandemic-related mandates have set the University of Oregon Libraries on the road to transformational change, laying the groundwork for a new organization to emerge. Participants will be able to join the conversation and share how their libraries have overcome challenges, and grown during the pandemic period.
LiveeForumFree!

e-Forum: A 2-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: October 6 and 7, 2020
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020 (previously offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Focus: Library metadata needs a lot of maintenance. In this e-forum, participants will share tools, techniques, advice and best practices for both batch and manual database cleanup projects on all types of library metadata.
Cost: Free

LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Focus: Introduction to key concepts in collection assessment including the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management.
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.

LiveWebinar

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Focus: Addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries including policies, budget, analysis, selection, management, outreach, and trends. Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $165.11 Core members; $188.10 ALA members; $209 nonmembers

LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
Every good organization has a strategic plan. However, the success of that plan is highly dependent on your organization’s culture. A strong culture motivates employees to work harder, find ways past obstacles, and treat each other with respect. Presenter, Douglas Crane will share how the Palm Beach County Library System is using these strategies towards the goal of being the best place their employees ever worked.
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
This course discusses the different behavior and work patterns we have observed over our 30+ years of designing for libraries and public spaces as well as some of the best solutions for addressing those patterns. Designing for human behavior looks at the odd behaviors we humans exhibit when we are around unfamiliar people and in a strange place. The limbic system in our brains plays a strong role in the idiosyncratic and repetitive behavior patterns we see in libraries and other public spaces.
LiveeCourse

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Focus: Overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models will be covered.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $165.11 Core members; $188.10 ALA members; $209 non-members

LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
Are you a new library manager? Feeling overwhelmed, lost, or like you need some support? This webinar will explore tips for new managers transitioning into their role and address some of the challenges they face, as well as offer practical advice for overcoming common hurdles in the first 90 days.
LiveeForumFree!

e-Forum: A 2-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: October 6 and 7, 2020
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Focus: COVID-19 had a major impact on library operations; we had to learn how to manage and supervise staff working remotely, cope with reductions in services, reduced building occupation, and "normal" library operations. This e-Forum will explore what we've learned, how we’ve coped, and what plans, if any, libraries may have with the roll out of vaccines..
Cost: Free