Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Core) and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2021 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2020.

LIS Students: Apply for the 2021 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures 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, 2021.

RSVP For Free Core Virtual Forum Kick-off Events November 17!

Core Virtual Forum, the first official event of Core is happening next week!


Still undecided about attending Core Virtual Forum?  

Create an Oral History Project with this December Core Classroom Session

The former ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) for several years have created oral histories of commercial binders and preservation librarians which are available on the American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR).

Core Webinar Helps you Build a Holistic Employee Engagement Framework

This webinar will explore various important aspects of engaging employees.  Included will be workforce planning guides; ways to reduce bias and hacking in the job interview; human resources best practices for employee development and onboarding; and holistic talent reviews; and career planning. In addition, participants will participate with polls and brief discussion opportunities throughout the session and will be provided with a handout to help them outline an employee engagement plan for their libraries, regardless of size and type.

Create More Effective Policies and Procedures with this Core Webinar

Writing effective policies and procedures is the key to many aspects of successful library management. In this webinar, we will discuss approaches to writing policies and procedures that promote positive relationships with your library’s patrons and community.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Creating Effective Policies and Procedures,” on Tuesday, December 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time. 

Learn Information Technology Fluency and Poster Design in this Core Webinar

This webinar will discuss technological gaps in knowledge and best practices when creating research posters. Using the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, this webinar will identify several opportunities for information technology fluency that can be embedded in poster design. Finally, this webinar will highlight several tools and resources to create posters and to stay informed on technological changes over time.

What You Need to Know about Library Assessment Focus Groups

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, will present the webinar “Finding Focus: Library Assessment Focus Groups,” on Tuesday, December 1, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.

Announcing the Results of the 2020-21 Core Election

 We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020-21 Core Election.

Christopher J. Cronin, Associate University Librarian for Collections at Columbia University, has been elected as the first President of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. His term will begin immediately and he will serve as President until June 30, 2021, and then as Past-President for one year.