Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum - Anti-Racist Acquisitions: Interrogating Processes

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/02/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core on March 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Anti-Racist Acquisitions: Interrogating Processes.” The process and policies of acquiring materials are often overlooked when considering developing an inclusive and anti-racist collection. This presentation will reflect upon how Whiteness manifests in library processes for acquiring materials and is grounded in Diane Gusa’s White Institutional Presence (WIP) framework. It will offer questions participants can use to interrogate their own processes and policies, and will engage participants in small group discussions.

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 - Anti-Racist Acquisitions: Interrogating Processes
Live Webinar:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Juleah Swanson, Acquisitions and Accounting Section Lead, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO
Arthur Aguilera, Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

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.

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

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