Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/04/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGO–Join Core on February 8, 2023 at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Following the long overdue cancellation of the Library of Congress Subject Heading “Illegal alien” many libraries are assessing options for remediating problematic description in their catalogs. This presentation will describe a method of evaluating Library of Congress subject headings corresponding to historically marginalized populations—women, African Americans, indigenous peoples, and LGBTQIA+ people—by measuring cooccurrences of Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classifications across a library’s collections. The results offer a holistic perspective of description of these populations and produced data that can help guide collection development and resource description decisions.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022 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: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Live Webinar: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

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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