Leadership Development

Rachel Wells Selected as a 2023 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Rachel Wells has been chosen as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Wells works as the Reference Librarian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York where she is responsible for answering reference questions related to all facets of baseball. She also works on collection development.

"I am humbled to be selected for the ALA Emerging Leaders Class of 2023," Wells said. "I'm ecstatic to work other members and to see what we can accomplish for ALA!"

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Beyond Late Fees

CHICAGOWhen a library charges fees, denies service, or requires patrons to jump through hoops to gain access, who benefits? It's certainly not the patrons that need library service the most. Join Core on January 25, 2023, at 1 p.m.

Alexander Dodd Chosen as a 2023 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Alexander Dodd has been named as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Currently working as the Continuing Resources Librarian at the University Libraries at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, Dodd's areas of focus in libraries include open access and scholarly publishing.

"I'm very honored to have been chosen for the class of 2023, says Dodd. "I'm so excited to start working with all the other members of this year's cohort on some interesting and important topics facing the library world." 

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum - Inclusive Team Visioning: Beyond the Groan Zone

CHICAGOJoin Core on January 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Inclusive Team Visioning: Beyond the Groan Zone.” Structural changes in library leadership and services impact how librarians experience their work.

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others” on January 18, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. We imagine that there is a “secret sauce” to leading committees or projects within our libraries. This presentation posits that an effective leader decenters themselves in order to empower those being led.

Core Webinar: Reviewing New Visions for Collection Development

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Reviewing New Visions for Collection Development” on January 17, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Shifting expectations and budget constraints have created an ever-present need to provide collections data and evidence to support purchases or rethink the collections.

Core Webinar: Cataloging for Accessibility

CHICAGOCore is hosting the webinar “Cataloging for Accessibility” on January 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar, presented by a highly experienced metadata professional, will introduce accessibility metadata, explaining what it is, where it’s found and why it’s important.

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Advocacy in a Polarized World

CHICAGOHow can we effectively communicate with all decision-makers, and stakeholders about the important work happening at your library regardless of their political beliefs? To help answer this question, join Core on December 6, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Core Webinar: Ditching Dewey and Genre-fying Fiction

CHICAGOMany libraries are looking for alternatives to the Dewey Decimal Classification System to something that is a bit more patron-friendly and intuitive. If you’re looking or even just thinking about it, join Core on Tuesday, November 29 at 1 p.m.