Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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

LiveeForumFree!

e-Forum: A 2-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: April 6 and 7, 2021
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Focus: All are welcome! CoP apply to libraries of all types and sizes, and any organization with staff working across administrative areas.
Cost: Free

LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.Free!
This open 60-minute session will cover the practical concerns of library workers and managers during the pandemic.
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
This webinar is a high-level introduction to operational policies, why they need to be assessed on a regular basis, one way of assessment using the 5 W's approach, and the basics of writing or rewriting operational policies.
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
Surveys are popular assessment tools to understand users' needs and perceptions because they are easy and quick to use. In spite of the convenience and popularity, it is hard to have a well-designed survey. In this presentation, the Assessment Coordinator of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library will share her experiences and lessons learned from consultations over the years, as well as practical tips.
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 fundamental concepts of metadata, including similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata; descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema; content standards and controlled vocabularies; approaches to metadata creation and transformation; and metadata project design.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.

LiveWebinar

Live Webinar: Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: This webinar will discuss a project to assess the accessibility of St. John’s University Library’s website using software called Siteimprove and suggest various means by which libraries can identify and fix accessibility problems within their websites.
Cost: $43 Core members (incl. ALCTS, LITA, LLAMA), $59 nonmembers, $129 groups, $0 student members

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Learn how to reposition team management through empathy, connection, and staff engagement in this webinar.
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.
LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures