New from Core...Discover Best Practices for Managing Change in Library Technical Services in this Oct. 21 webinar

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/18/2020


Fred Reuland

Core Program Officer, Continuing Education

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures



Libraries are dealing with significant challenges such as budget constraints, requests for new and improved services, and implementing an ever-growing list of technologies and standards. These challenges are particularly relevant to critical library operations such as cataloging, acquisitions, and electronic resource management. To meet and overcome these challenges, technical services managers need to effectively manage and inspire change within their teams.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Best Practices for Managing Change in Library Technical Services,” on Wednesday, October 21, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time. 

This webinar will examine key strategies for successful change management and cover organizational assessment, change formulation, enacting and influencing change, and how these concepts can be implemented within the technical services environment.

In this webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • Assessing the Need for Change
  • Formulating Change
  • Communicating the Need for Change
  • Enacting and Influencing Change
  • Maintaining Change

 Who should attend: This webinar is intended for both technical services managers and library staff.

Our presenter:

Daniel Jergovic is Head, Acquisitions and Metadata at Arizona State University Library. Prior to his current position, Daniel was Supervisor of Digital Metadata & Ingest at Northeastern University’s Snell Library. He has also held librarian positions at University of South Florida, University of Washington, and San Diego State University.


Core Member $43

Nonmember $59

Groups $129 (Includes a link to share with others in your institution for safe distance viewing)

ALA Student Members: $0


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

How to Register:
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ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.