Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Revised Competencies for Cataloging & Metadata Professional Librarians

CHICAGO -- In early 2023, the Core Metadata & Collections Leadership Team asked former member of the Cataloging Competencies Task Force, Dr. Karen Snow, to lead an effort to revise the "Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians." The revision team worked during 2023 to update the 2017 document.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Getting Our Money’s Worth with eBook Acquisitions

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Getting Our Money's Worth with eBook Acquisitions" on February 14, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Data Visualizations and Dashboards; Lessons Learned

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Data Visualizations and Dashboards; Lessons Learned" on February 13, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT.  Like many libraries, Miami University's has storehouses full of operations data.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Creating an Inclusive Metadata Policy

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Creating an Inclusive Metadata Policy" on February 6, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT.  The Brigham Young University Library is creating an Inclusive Metadata Policy for metadata creators to use when creating and remediating descriptions to be more inclusive.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: BIPOC Women Leadership in Academic Libraries

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: BIPOC Women Leadership in Academic Libraries" on February 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. This panel presentation is composed of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) women leaders, working in middle management in academic libraries in North America.

Ashley Mitchell Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Ashley Mitchell has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Mitchell serves as Adult Services Librarian at Camden County Library System in Voorhees, NJ. She has over 20 years of library experience in various departments. She recently chaired the New Jersey Library Association’s Equity & Mentorship Task Force, completed their Emerging Leaders program, and led her library’s Diversity & Inclusion Team.

Alison Van Norman Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Alison Van Norman has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Van Norman serves as the Outreach and Marketing Librarian for Elon University, where she plans and markets library events and programs and acts as liaison to the Art, Music, and Performing Arts departments. She enjoys creating low-stress environments for students, helping them familiarize themselves with library spaces and staff, and then seeing them return to study and engage in programs. She received her MLIS from UNC-Greensboro.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Designing for Human Behavior

CHICAGOCore hosts the free webinar "Best of Core Forum: Designing for Human Behavior" on January 17, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT.

Carrie McClain Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Carrie McClain has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). McClain serves as the Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Tulsa City-County Library, where she works cross-departmentally to envision and implement their equity, diversity and inclusion strategy. She is a member of their executive leadership team and enjoys running staff workshops. She possesses a Masters in Human Relations, has worked in ED&I roles since 2016, and joined the library field in 2022.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Preservation as a Service; Applying a Customer-focused Framework while Caring for our Collections

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Preservation as a Service; Applying a Customer-focused Framework while Caring for our Collections" on January 16, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. The reference interview is a well-known concept in the library world; this session introduces the Preservation Dialogue.