CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Translating Mission Statements into Metrics" on March 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Useful metrics must balance alignment, objectivity, measurability, and ease of communication. Mission, vision, and values statements can help anchor and direct a library, but their high degree of abstraction makes them difficult to measure, making it hard to set institutional goals and communicate successes. However, identifying the priorities that align with these statements allows you to choose metrics that effectively and efficiently measure performance.
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.
CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Asking for Help in a Helping Profession" on February 28, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. In our work as librarians we encourage all library patrons to ask for help. Librarianship is the profession of “Ask Us” and “Get Help Here” but are we applying that same ethic to our colleagues and ourselves in the workplace? Asking for help or support is an act of bravery and vulnerability, one that can carry a great deal of risk in the wrong environment; yet it is essential to growing and developing as a library professional.
CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Using Critical Reflection to Navigate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issues" on February 27, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Over the last several years, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become critical issues for the library community. This essential focus is codified in the Diversity section of the American Library Association’s "Core Values of Librarianship." At the same time, the tremendous benefit of creating more inclusive libraries is becoming increasingly apparent.
CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Transformative Agreements; Twisting Open Access" on February 21, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Transformative Agreements are large academic publishers’ latest model for increasing revenue and exploiting the Open Access movement. Open Access started as an initiative of university and non-profit publishers to bypass for-profit behemoths and provide free academic research to the world. These agreements impact which scholars, institutions and regions have the ability to publish with large academic publishing companies.
CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Burnout in Libraries; A Research & Advocacy Panel" on February 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. In this panel discussion, participants will discuss burnout in libraries as researched and witnessed in both academic and public institutions. Burnout is as persistent a topic in libraries as it is a concern for the people who work in them. Building on the scholarship and discussions around vocational awe, this panel will be equal parts research and advocacy.
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.
CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Data Visualizations and Dashboards; Lessons Learned" on February 13, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Like many libraries, Miami University's has storehouses full of operations data.