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.
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.
CHICAGO — Amidst uncertain times rife with challenges and potential catastrophes, prudently managing risk will bolster your library’s resilience in the face of adversity. And by being attentive to lowering risk, you’ll help keep insurance costs in check.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.