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The American Library Association opposes widespread efforts to censor books in U.S. schools and libraries  

CHICAGO - Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA's Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA's eight divisions have released the following joint statement regarding attempts to remove materials that focus on LGBTQIA+ issues and books by Black authors or that document the Black experience or the experiences of other BIPOC individuals:  

ALA Welcomes Removal of Offensive ‘Illegal aliens’ Subject Headings

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) praised the Library of Congress’s decision to update the cataloging subject headings “Aliens” and “Illegal aliens.” The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, which maintains Library of Congress Subject Headings, announced the decision to replace the terms with new subject headings “Noncitizens” and “Illegal immigration” at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 12.

Core Forum Webinar Series on Leadership and Management

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to present a four-part webinar series on leadership and management, starting in December. Originally part of the canceled Core Forum, the presentations are geared toward library workers in leadership and management positions. Core members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Core/ACRL Webinar: Bringing Intentionality and Inclusivity to the Academic Library Interview

CHICAGO—Are you thinking about hiring? Join the Core Academic Interviews Project Team on Thursday, November 18 at noon CT for a free webinar to discuss our guide for interview best practices. Whether you are holding interviews online or in-person, we created a set of recommendations for interview processes that aim to be transparent and candidate-friendly, while mitigating the bias that is often inherent in long-held practices.

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

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for a four-week virtual workshop that focuses on navigating the many features libraries can employ to serve patrons of all ages with both physical and intellectual disabilities.

Core Webinar: Improving Web Site Accessibility

CHICAGO—Accessibility in library websites is intrinsic to the inclusivity and access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, and those who create or maintain web content for libraries must work to remove certain barriers to web site access. On Tuesday, February 8, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will hold the webinar "Improving Web Site Accessibility" at 1 pm CT. During this webinar presenters will discuss a project to assess the accessibility of St.

Latest Sudden Selector's Guide demystifies the field of mathematics for selectors

CHICAGO—Core Publishing has released the digital version of the tenth guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the "Sudden Selector’s Guide to Mathematics Resources." Full of resources that are critical to the field of mathematics, this guide aims to give new selectors of mathematics materials the tools and strategies necessary for compiling and establishing a robust collection that meets the needs of mathematics faculty and students.

New Sudden Selector’s Guide delves into resources for selectors of political science materials

CHICAGO—Core Publishing has released the digital version of the latest guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the "Sudden Selector’s Guide to Political Science Resources." Offering essential resources in the diverse field of political science, this guide provides selectors of political science materials with strategies, tools and resources for developing user-centered collections that are responsive to the needs of faculty and students in political science. 

Core Webinar: Building Capacity for Community-led Planning

CHICAGO—To live out our core values of equity, diversity and inclusion, libraries are seeking ways to be more community-centered. Community-led planning is a method that can be used to create public programs and services that celebrate the strengths and interests of diverse communities. However, it can also be a big cultural shift for many libraries. In this webinar, library leaders will learn about an evidence-based process to build their library’s capacity to make this change.

Core Webinar: Asynchronous Online Library Instruction: Best Practices

CHICAGO—Known as asynchronous teaching, delivering instruction via guides, pre-recorded video, message boards and other self-guided on-demand methods can be a great way to reach busy students and integrate the librarian into an existing online class. This webinar will examine the best ways to take advantage of the asynchronous instructional format and what you need to know about how asynchronous online learning differs from in-person, classroom-based instruction, and will provide tools to help make the most of this type of teaching.