Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core Forum Preconference: The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach

CHICAGOOn Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the preconference “The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach” during the 2022 Core Forum in Salt Lake City.

Announcing the 2022 Core Forum Keynote Speakers!

CHICAGOCore is proud to announce our Forum 2022 keynote speakers, C. Thi Nguyen and Jonathan Moody!Headshot of C. Thi Nguyen, keynote speaker on October 14 at Core Forum.

Core Classroom: Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with Disabilities in Your Library Spaces

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures this September for the Core Classroom "Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with Disabilities to Your Library." This four-week virtual workshop with videos, discussion forums, scenarios for practical application and real-world resources focuses on navigating the many facets libraries can employ to serve patrons of all ages with disabilities of all kinds.

Preconference registration opens for Core Forum

CHICAGOEven before the 2022 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 13, attendees can register to participate in one of three all-day library buildings tours or one of three workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at

Registration and housing now open for Core Forum 2022

CHICAGORegistration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2022, which will take place October 13-15, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

Steve Kelley Elected 2023-24 Chair of Core's Metadata & Collections Section

Steve Kelley has been elected Chair-elect of the Core Metadata & Collections Section for 2022-23. He will become Chair of the Section in July 2023 and continue as Past Chair for one year starting July 2024. Kelley is the the Head of Continuing Resources and Database Management at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, where  he has worked since 2002.

Core Event: 2022 Online AvramCamp

CHICAGOCore is pleased to once again sponsor AvramCamp, an AdaCamp-inspired event that is named in honor of library innovator Henriette D. Avram.

Core Members Now Have Free Access to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services Sandbox

OCLC and Core are partnering to provide free access to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system.

The partnership was announced today during the Core President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

2022 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

The 2022 John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Core Division and EBSCO Information Services and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W.