Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Programming for Accessibility

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Programming for Accessibility” on August 8, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Explore accessibility through the creation of a new, hybrid early literacy program for expectant parents and parents of newborns, Mother Goose on the Loose: Hatchlings, designed in conjunction with Maryland State Library.

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library

CHICAGO—Join Core on August 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Championing Net-Zero Energy for Your Library.” Libraries, as civic institutions, have a responsibility to embody the values they promote in their communities. A Net-Zero Energy library building is a way of demonstrating a commitment to long-term sustainability. This program, structured for audiences of any experience level, uses a case study framework to articulate the sustainable strategies used in two Net-Zero Energy public library facilities.

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library

CHICAGO—Join Core on August 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: The Top 5 Mistakes Renovating Your Library.” A renovation is a golden opportunity to renew your space for a new generation of patrons. Not every library has staff with current experience renovating, however, so every year, libraries make the same 5 mistakes when renovating.

Core Debuts “Best of Core at ALA Conference” Webinar Collection for 2023

CHICAGOCore is pleased to present a new webinar collection, “Best of Core at ALA Conference,” starting on August 1, 2023. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Applications Now Open for the Core Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

CHICAGO–Core is now accepting applications for the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 11, 2023 and December 22, 2023. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

New Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning

CHICAGOCore: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to announce the release of a new course, Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (FUDL). This 6-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of universal design for learning.

Applications Open for Inaugural Core LIFT Award for Professional Development

Core is pleased to announce our new Career LIFT Award to support skill development and networking opportunities for information professionals. Sponsored by OCLC, it consists of up to $1,500 the recipient may use on professional development including, but not limited to, ALA and/or Core membership dues, attending the ALA Annual Conference, ALA LibLearnX Conference, the Core Forum, or continuing education.

2023 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

The 2023 John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Core Division and EBSCO Information Services and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W.

2023 Core PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

The Core PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition. This year, we have awarded 27 print winners and 34 electronic winners. Congratulations to those libraries! The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Awards and Scholarships Subcommittee of Core, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Stephen Hearn Awarded 2023 Margaret Mann Citation

Stephen Hearn has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Margaret Mann Citation, sponsored by OCLC and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. He is retired from the position of Metadata Strategist in the Technical Services Department, University Libraries at the University of Minnesota.