Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum - Inclusive Team Visioning: Beyond the Groan Zone

CHICAGOJoin Core on January 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Inclusive Team Visioning: Beyond the Groan Zone.” Structural changes in library leadership and services impact how librarians experience their work.

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Decentering Ourselves, Empowering Others” on January 18, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. We imagine that there is a “secret sauce” to leading committees or projects within our libraries. This presentation posits that an effective leader decenters themselves in order to empower those being led.

Core Webinar: Reviewing New Visions for Collection Development

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Reviewing New Visions for Collection Development” on January 17, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Shifting expectations and budget constraints have created an ever-present need to provide collections data and evidence to support purchases or rethink the collections.

Core Webinar: Cataloging for Accessibility

CHICAGOCore is hosting the webinar “Cataloging for Accessibility” on January 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar, presented by a highly experienced metadata professional, will introduce accessibility metadata, explaining what it is, where it’s found and why it’s important.

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Advocacy in a Polarized World

CHICAGOHow can we effectively communicate with all decision-makers, and stakeholders about the important work happening at your library regardless of their political beliefs? To help answer this question, join Core on December 6, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Core Webinar: Library +

CHICAGOPlease join Core and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for a free webinar on the 2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards being held on Wednesday, December 7 from 1 - 2 p.m. CT. The webinar is presented by the IIDA Awards Juror Panel.

Core Webinar: Ditching Dewey and Genre-fying Fiction

CHICAGOMany libraries are looking for alternatives to the Dewey Decimal Classification System to something that is a bit more patron-friendly and intuitive. If you’re looking or even just thinking about it, join Core on Tuesday, November 29 at 1 p.m.

Fiona Rae Brown Named 2022 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2022 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to Fiona Rae Brown. Brown is currently in the process of receiving a degree in Library and Information Science with a certificate in archives from the Pratt Institute. As a librarian and archivist, she is interested in Black and Indigenous history, as well as music and film.

Technical services training and development

CHICAGO — Today's next generation catalogs, changing cataloging rules, and diverse formats and delivery models demand that technical services professionals and paraprofessionals keep up with evolving best practices for the work they do. Fortunately, libraries can adopt practices such as Training Within Industry (TWI), lean management, and instructional design methodologies to develop a learning culture that continuously improves service delivery.