Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

New from Core..Learn Cybersecurity Best Practices for your Institution and Staff in this Oct. 28 webinar

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Don't click that link! Cybersecurity best practices for your institution and staff,” on Wednesday, October 28, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

New from Core...Quickly Implement a Contactless Service for your Library in this Oct. 27 webinar

Learn the latest techniques for planning and implementing a contactless hold, pickup service to keep you and your library safe. The Loyola University Chicago staff developed a successful model over this summer with very limited time. The presenters will share examples of the related services that other libraries have implemented and what methods worked for their library space. Even when contactless pickup may no longer be necessary, these are techniques that libraries can apply to create similar services and adapt to new realities.

Discover the latest resources in the study of Romance languages and literatures

CHICAGO—In the newest guide from ALCTS Publishing’s Sudden Selector’s Guide series, authors Deborah Raftus and Jeffrey Staiger take a look at the resources necessary to provide support for college and university programs in Romance languages and literatures. The Sudden Selector’s Guide to Romance Languages and Literatures provides those new to acquiring, collecting, and managing materials in the study of Romance languages and literatures a starting point for becoming a successful selector in this unique subject area.

New from Core...Discover Best Practices for Managing Change in Library Technical Services in this Oct. 21 webinar

Libraries are dealing with significant challenges such as budget constraints, requests for new and improved services, and implementing an ever-growing list of technologies and standards. These challenges are particularly relevant to critical library operations such as cataloging, acquisitions, and electronic resource management.

Four Projects Receive 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Sept. 18, 2020 - the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are awarding four libraries with the 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.

Core Webinar Presents Effective Communications for Libraries in a Crisis

Any situation that threatens the integrity or reputation of your organization is a crisis. It could include funding reductions, safety and security events, or health issues at your library. Libraries must be prepared for potential emergencies and communicate an action plan clearly and effectively.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Crisis Communications for Libraries,” on Wednesday, September 30, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.

Insights on marketing with social media

CHICAGO — The all-new second edition of “Marketing with Social Media,” a LITA Guide published in cooperation with ALA Editions, gathers a range of contributors to explore real-world uses of library marketing technology, perfect for novices ready to dive in as well as practitioners on the lookout for ways to improve existing efforts.

A collection management training guide for library liaisons

CHICAGO — Library liaisons often have primary jobs that do not involve collection development, but their familiarity with collection practices makes all the difference in faculty relations. And time pressures mean that on-boarding needs to be as streamlined as possible. “The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management,” published by ALA Editions, is a concise, field-tested training manual that includes end of the chapter prompts, making it easy to tailor your approach to local practices.

Core webinar examines the challenges and opportunities in working with metadata for unique content types

Focusing on the challenges and opportunities in working with metadata for unusual types of content, “Expand the Horizon: Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Metadata for Unusual Content Types” will explore the creation, management, and preservation of metadata. This webinar is one of the first from the new American Library Association (ALA) division Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, and will be presented on Wednesday, September 23, at 1:00 pm, CT.  

Core webinar will help you build a communications plan to convey your library’s values

A coordinated and strategic plan for communication and outreach can highlight your library’s value significantly. It can create a common experience and understanding for your library’s community of stakeholders including users, boards, administrators, donors, and social media networks. A strong communications plan keeps the library focused on objectives from the strategic plan and prevents resources from being wasted.