Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core ALA Preconference: Choose Your Own Adventure Scholarly Communication Assessment Rubrics

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Friday, June 24, 8:00 am to noon, during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC for the preconference "Choose Your Own Adventure Scholarly Communication Assessment Rubrics". During this workshop, presenters will provide attendees with a draft developmental rubric that can be used to assess scholarly communication programs in academic libraries.

Core ALA Preconference: Evidence-based Practice in Libraries

CHICAGO—As academic libraries struggle with budget, staffing, and morale issues, evidence-based practice (EBP) becomes more and more important in our efforts to increase the impact and efficiency of our work. EBP helps us make decisions and solve problems, and can be an effective way to improve day-to-day processes and services, as well as advocate for change on a larger scale.

Core Classroom: Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project

CHICAGOStorytelling is an important way to preserve the history of a community and/or culture. The human voice can convey so much more than the written word, so oral histories are a good way to preserve a community, family, or history of an important event. People have differing views about events and capturing the viewpoints through recording their stories is something that libraries have been doing for many years.

Elegida Elizabeth Yeampierre, Directora Ejecutiva de UPROSE, como Presidenta Honorífica de Preservation Week® 2022

CHICAGO—Preservation Week (Semana de la Preservación) se complace en anunciar que Elizabeth Yeampierre, directora ejecutiva de la organización comunitaria latinx UPROSE, con sede en Brooklyn, se desempeñará como Presidenta Honorífica de Preservation Week 2022. Yeampierre, abogada puertorriqueña de ascendencia africana e indígena, reconocida internacionalmente y líder de justicia ambiental y climática, es una firme defensora y pionera de la organización comunitaria para el logro del desarrollo justo y sostenible, la justicia ambiental y la adaptación climática liderada por la comunidad.

Core Classroom: Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders

CHICAGO—Communication remains the top issue for organizations, teams, and relationships, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures this April for the second Core Classroom, "Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders". In this workshop, attendees will learn and apply two simple communication practices to strengthen connection, ignite creativity and engage others in meaningful conversation, even in tough situations. Weekly sessions include "The Power of Conversation", "The Art of Asking Questions", "Intentional Framing" and "Step up to Feedback".

ALA stands with Ukrainian library community

CHICAGO — The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression.

Michael Fernandez Appointed as New LRTS Assistant Editor

CHICAGO—Michael Fernandez, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian at Yale University Library, has been selected as the assistant editor of Core’s Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal. Fernandez has worked within library technical services at a variety of institutions, including public and private universities, federal libraries and non-profit organizations. In his current role, he supervises a small team responsible for licensing, ordering and assessment of electronic resources.

2022 ALA/Core Elections Open in March

CHICAGO—The 2022 ALA/Core elections open Monday, March 14. The Core ballot will include candidates for three Core Board positions: President-Elect, Councilor, and Director-at-Large.

The Core President is elected to a three-year term that begins at the conclusion of the 2022 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the conclusion of the 2025 ALA Annual Conference, serving one year each as President-Elect (2022–2023), President (2023–2024), and Immediate Past-President (2024–2025). The Division Councilor and Directors-at-Large are elected to three-year terms (2022-2025).

Rachel Scott Chosen as New LRTS Editor

CHICAGO—Core’s Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal has selected Rachel Scott as its new editor. Scott is the Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library. She previously worked as the Integrated Library Systems (ILS) Librarian and Interim Coordinator for Cataloging, Collection Management, & Library Information Systems at University Libraries at University of Memphis and was the ILS assistant professor and Library Information Systems Assistant Department Head at University Libraries at University of Memphis.