Core Webinar - Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Sustainable Reparative Description and You

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/07/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Sustainable Reparative Description and You” on October 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Learn how a cataloger, an archivist, and a metadata strategist at an academic library moved from theoretical to practical implementation of a critical cataloging and reparative description project to address biased and problematic language. The group has successfully implemented local changes to multiple Library of Congress subject headings, impacting thousands of bibliographic records. Attendees will learn benefits and challenges of local record remediation with limited resources, approaches to research, project prioritization, decision making, establishing sustainable workflows, and cross-departmental and community collaboration.

Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Sustainable Reparative Description and You
Live Webinar: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Marian Matyn, Archivist and Associate Professor, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Melissa James, Research Librarian, Burns and McDonnell Engineering Co., Kansas City, MO
Laura Thompson, Music Librarian and Head of Music Library, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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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About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.