Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core Webinar: Global Standard, Local Choices - The New RDA Toolkit

CHICAGO—The multi-year RDA 3R Project concluded in December 2020, with the "beta" Toolkit becoming the official version of RDA. One outcome of the 3R Project is that the instructions contain a significant increase in the number of options and other choices that cataloging agencies or catalogers must make, based on their interest in maintaining current cataloging practices, their implementation scenario, their collections, and their users’ needs.

Core Webinar: Using Radical Kindness to Rethink Library Interviews

CHICAGO—Thanks to COVID-19, the old phrase “We’ve always done it this way” is no longer an excuse. As libraries have re-envisioned services and resources, now is the time to re-think internal practices too. Start with the hiring process. With the move to virtual interviews, how do you boil it down to only its most important components? How can you design an equitable interview experience for the candidate and the library?

Core Webinar: Developing Your Storytelling Skills for Library Assessment

Though the art of storytelling may seem like something innate, it should be more considered a skill. Like any skill, your storytelling ability can be fostered and grown. In fact, storytelling can be one of the most important tools when sharing the information about your library. On Wednesday, April 7, Core will present the webinar "Developing Your Storytelling Skills for Library Assessment" which will teach the foundations of storytelling for library assessment, user experience, and marketing.

Phillips receives 2021 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Mark E. Phillips, associate dean for digital libraries at the University of North Texas (UNT), has been named the 2021 recipient of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Phillips will receive a cash award and plaque and will be recognized at a virtual event hosted by the American Library Association’s Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures division later this year.

Core Webinar: Accessibility & Inclusive Design to Enable Success

CHICAGOSo much of the library information and service we provide is online, and making our digital content accessible helps everyone in our community succeed. Following accessibility best practices not only improves the library experience, it also promotes diversity and inclusion by improving the equity of access for all library users.

Explore CollectionBuilder and develop digital library projects in this March Core Classroom

CHICAGO—Core Classroom is back! Beginning on March 30, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present "CollectionBuilder: A Static Web Approach to Digital Projects in Libraries", a hands-on virtual workshop for librarians and library staff. This unique continuing education opportunity consists of two live instructive sessions on March 30 and April 6 with class assignments followed by group discussions.

Classroom space is limited. Register now and save your seat!

Core Webinar: Using Your Library's Virtual Presence to Reach Users with Disabilities

CHICAGO—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people with disabilities are more disconnected from their communities now than ever before. In order to effectively promote services to and increase awareness of your organization by users with disabilities, libraries should optimize their online presence and utilize accessible web-based practices to more equitably serve the needs of the disability community.

Discover the Basics of Planning a Batch Cataloging Project, a Core webinar, on March 3, 2021

CHICAGO—Many libraries have uncataloged collections or backlogs which could benefit from batch processing, and much professional development for metadata specialists focuses on software tools that can facilitate this work, but it is not always clear how to get started putting those new skills into action.

Explore Transformational Change in University Libraries due to COVID-19, a Core webinar, on March 2, 2021

CHICAGOAt the University of Oregon (UO), the dramatic changes required by the COVID-19 crisis offered UO Libraries an unprecedented opportunity to transform, throw out decades of habits and workflows, and break down silos and internal communication barriers. Prior to the campus closure, UO Libraries was a traditional library system focused on high-touch, in-person services.

Core Webinar: COVID and Workplace Law: A Practical Primer

On Tuesday, February 16, join Randi M. Cohen, labor and employment counselor and litigator, and your colleagues for a free, hour-long discussion on navigating the law during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for library workers and managers interested in the legal rights and responsibilities of their libraries as they relate to COVID-19, this webinar will foster dialogue and provide support for attendees. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have a better grasp on the rights and responsibilities of their libraries and institutions relating to COVID-19.