For immediate release | April 12, 2024

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks" on May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Library classifications exist, in theory, to group books on similar topics together. However, the way in which librarians choose to group books together serves to highlight biases, sometimes conscious and sometimes unconscious. This session examines how Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications handle books on topics relevant to White Supremacy and how this perpetuates the idea of a color-blind or color-neutral society. By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to identify problematic classifications in collections, be more intentional about reparative classification, and provide recommendations for how to ameliorate these issues. Anyone involved in cataloging and classification, as well as administrators who might be future decision makers with regards to implementing new systems, is encouraged to attend.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks
Live Webinar: Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Preston Salisbury, Collection Maintenance Librarian, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

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 webinars discounts based on the number of registrations you specify at 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 Core member savings to 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.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

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