Professional Resources

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Programming for Accessibility

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Programming for Accessibility” on August 8, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Explore accessibility through the creation of a new, hybrid early literacy program for expectant parents and parents of newborns, Mother Goose on the Loose: Hatchlings, designed in conjunction with Maryland State Library.

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library

CHICAGO—Join Core on August 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library.” Libraries, as civic institutions, have a responsibility to embody the values they promote in their communities. A Net-Zero Energy library building is a way of demonstrating a commitment to long-term sustainability. This program, structured for audiences of any experience level, uses a case study framework to articulate the sustainable strategies used in two Net-Zero Energy public library facilities.

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library

CHICAGO—Join Core on August 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library.” A renovation is a golden opportunity to renew your space for a new generation of patrons. Not every library has staff with current experience renovating, however, so every year, libraries make the same 5 mistakes when renovating.

Core Debuts “Best of Core at ALA Conference” Webinar Collection for 2023

CHICAGOCore is pleased to present a new webinar collection, “Best of Core at ALA Conference,” starting on August 1, 2023. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Applications Now Open for the Core Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

CHICAGO–Core is now accepting applications for the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 11, 2023 and December 22, 2023. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

New from ACRL - “Instructional Identities and Information Literacy”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Instructional Identities and Information Literacy,” edited by Amanda Nichols Hess, a three-volume set that uses transformative learning theory to examine how we think about and can develop our teaching, programs, institutions, and student learning and experiences. 

New Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning

CHICAGOCore: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to announce the release of a new course, Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (FUDL). This 6-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of universal design for learning.

2022 Academic Library Trends and Statistics data now available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that results from the 2022 Academic Library Trends and Statistics survey are now available. This is the largest survey of academic libraries in the country, providing one of the most comprehensive portraits of the impact of academic libraries across the United States.

Core Releases Library Binding Survey Report

The Core Preservation Administration Interest Group (PAIG) has released the 2022 Core Library Binding Survey: A Report of Findings to highlight national library binding practices.