Digital Literacy

Core Webinar Series: Creative Commons

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to present the four-part webinar series “Creative Commons” March-April 2024. This webinar series is from Creative Commons, an international nonprofit organization that empowers people to grow and sustain the thriving commons of shared knowledge and culture we need to address the world's most pressing challenges and create a brighter future for all. Throughout the series, Creative Commons Learning and Training staff will present on CC licenses, copyright basics, how to find open resources, open resource advocacy, and more.

Core Adds More to the “Best of Core Forum” Webinar Collection for 2023 Event

CHICAGO — Core is pleased to announce an updated list of selections for the second “Best of Core Forum” webinar collection. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 Core Forum. The presenters are adapting the program content into live webinars to extend the reach of their sessions and expertise.

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Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Getting Our Money’s Worth with eBook Acquisitions

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Getting Our Money's Worth with eBook Acquisitions" on February 14, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT.

Library of Congress and ALA announce new educational series

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, the book publishing arm of the American Library Association, is pleased to announce a new educational series, “Discover and Learn with the Library of Congress,” to be published in association with the Library of Congress.

Core Presents “Best of Core Forum” Webinar Collection for 2023 Event

CHICAGOCore is pleased to present the second “Best of Core Forum” webinar collection, starting on January 16, 2024. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 Core Forum. The presenters are adapting the program content into live webinars to extend the reach of their sessions and expertise.

ALA welcomes federal E-rate support for Wi-fi hotspots

Washington — The American Library Association (ALA) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to permit use of E-rate funding for Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless internet access services.

Applying learning theories in real-world contexts

CHICAGO — From makerspaces to book clubs, from media facilities to group study spaces, from special events to book displays, libraries support learning in numerous ways. In “The Librarian's Guide to Learning Theory: Practical Applications in Library Settings,” published by ALA Editions, Ann Medaille unchains the field of learning theory from its dense underpinnings to show how libraries can use its concepts and principles to better serve the needs of their users. Readers will discover:

ALA names Marijke Visser as E-rate and digital equity policy fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announces the appointment of Marijke Visser as a policy fellow with the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office. Visser will advise ALA on broadband and digital inclusion policy, with an emphasis on policies and issues facing rural, Tribal and small libraries. She will provide expertise on the federal E-rate program and collaborate with ALA’s E-rate Task Force and ALA staff.

PLA launches Super Searchers training program to boost information literacy skills

(CHICAGO) - Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) opened registration for the Super Searchers information literacy training to begin September 19. With multiple available training dates, library staff can register for a one-hour training session to gain skills and tools to help patrons critically engage with online information.