Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core ALA Annual Preconference: Public Library Tours

CHICAGOCore: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the full-day tour “Public Library Tours" on Friday, June 28, 2024, during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA.

Wei Ling Goh Named 2023 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2023 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to Wei Ling Goh. Goh is working as an information desk and outreach assistant at Strathcona County Library, a public library in Sherwood Park, Alberta in Canada. While based in Canada, she is pursuing her MLIS online at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is excited to graduate at the end of 2024.

More Sessions Confirmed for the “Best of Core Forum” Webinar Collection for 2023 Event

CHICAGO — Core is pleased to announce an updated list of selections for the second “Best of Core Forum” webinar collection. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 Core Forum. The presenters are adapting the program content into live webinars to extend the reach of their sessions and expertise.

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Submissions Now Open for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to up to eight libraries. The $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and honors outstanding library public relations.

Core Interest Group Week Features 30 Free Sessions from March 4-8

CHICAGO–From March 4-8, Core will host its fourth annual Interest Group Week, this year expanded to 30 free sessions over 5 days. This dynamic virtual gathering brings together library professionals, thought leaders, and enthusiasts for professional development, discussions, and networking across an array of library topics.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Translating Mission Statements into Metrics

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Translating Mission Statements into Metrics" on March 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Useful metrics must balance alignment, objectivity, measurability, and ease of communication. Mission, vision, and values statements can help anchor and direct a library, but their high degree of abstraction makes them difficult to measure, making it hard to set institutional goals and communicate successes. However, identifying the priorities that align with these statements allows you to choose metrics that effectively and efficiently measure performance.

Core Announces Slate of Candidates for 2024-2025 Election

CHICAGO—Core is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2024-2025 ALA Core election.  The Core election will open on March 11, 2024 and will continue through April 3, 2024.

All Core members in good standing as of March 11, 2024, are eligible to participate and vote in this election. 

Best-Selling Author Traci Sorell named 2024 Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGOPreservation Week is happy to announce that best-selling author Traci Sorell is the 2024 Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 28 – May 4.

LIS Students: Apply for the 2024 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the 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 to be used toward tuition for a MLS. The application form is open through March 1, 2024.

Core Webinar Series: Creative Commons

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to present the four-part webinar series “Creative Commons” March-April 2024. This webinar series is from Creative Commons, an international nonprofit organization that empowers people to grow and sustain the thriving commons of shared knowledge and culture we need to address the world's most pressing challenges and create a brighter future for all. Throughout the series, Creative Commons Learning and Training staff will present on CC licenses, copyright basics, how to find open resources, open resource advocacy, and more.