Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core Webinar: Making Great Video Tutorials

CHICAGO—Instructional videos are a versatile staple of online library learning. In this non-technical webinar, attendees will learn the best approaches for designing and creating clear, useful videos for their library learners.

Core Webinar: Zotero: Teaching and Supporting in Libraries

CHICAGO—Zotero is a free, open-source program for saving and sharing citations and creating bibliographies. It’s easy enough for undergrads to learn quickly, but powerful enough for faculty research needs.

LIS Students: Apply for the 2022 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Core Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2022.

Core Webinar: Motivate, Empower, and Engage Staff Through Coaching

CHICAGO—The future of work will require employees and organizations to be flexible, agile, adaptable, creative and innovative in order to keep up with the fast pace of change. More diversity in the workforce will mean more attention to culture, values and strengths, and organizations will need employees who are self-directed, motivated, engaged and committed to continuous learning.

David Satten-López Named 2021 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2021 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to David Satten-López, who will begin the MLIS program at Drexel University in Philadelphia (PA) this fall. He is interested in audiovisual materials and increasing the dissemination of digital materials through minimal computing frameworks.

Transforming print collections at academic libraries

CHICAGO — The trend in academic library collections is toward shared print collections and off-site storage. While that might seem to presage the death of print in academic collections, it also serves as a golden opportunity for innovation and experimentation—to develop a vision for a future in which the academic library print collection engages and inspires its communities as never before.

Preconference Registration Opens for Core Forum

Even before the 2021 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 7, attendees can register to participate in an all-day library buildings tour or one of four afternoon workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at

Preconference options on Thursday, October 7, include:

Five projects receive 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are awarding five libraries with the 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.

The 2021 John Cotton Dana Awards Selected

~ Eight Libraries Awarded $10,000 Grants from H.W. Wilson Foundation  ~