For immediate release | September 13, 2023

Core Webinar - Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Dialogues in Metadata; Bridging the Gap Between Library and Information Science Education and Metadata in Practice

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Dialogues in Metadata; Bridging the Gap Between Library and Information Science Education and Metadata in Practice” on September 26, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. What are the key roles and core competencies demanded of metadata professionals in the current and future library environment? And what knowledge and skill sets are cultivated in the modern Library and Information Science (LIS) metadata curricula? Is there a gap between LIS education and expectations of entry-level metadata practitioners and how to strike a balance between the theory and practice? And how could graduate students be well prepared to step into a real metadata profession? More importantly, is equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) reflected in LIS education and metadata curricula and how? This panel session invites four panelists (LIS educator, graduate student, and metadata managers) to discuss these questions. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current metadata curricula and LIS education transformation, core competencies required for entry-level metadata librarians, and the embedding of EDI in metadata education and practice. Attendees will leave the session with more insight and strategies to bridge the gap between LIS education and metadata in practice. Graduate students could be more prepared for a pursuit of metadata careers.

Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Dialogues in Metadata; Bridging the Gap Between Library and Information Science Education and Metadata in Practice

Live Webinar: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Presenters:

Dr. Karen M. Wickett, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Myung-Jan Ha, Professor and Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Stephanie Luke, Assistant Professor and Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Sarah Rebecca Gaglio, Master of Science student, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67

ALA Member: $71.10

Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

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Contact:

Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

mblixtshehan@ala.org