Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum - Anti-Racist Acquisitions: Interrogating Processes

CHICAGOJoin Core on March 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Anti-Racist Acquisitions: Interrogating Processes.” The process and policies of acquiring materials are often overlooked when considering developing an inclusive and anti-racist collection.

Core Classroom: Building Our Strengths Together

CHICAGOFrom April 13 to April 27, 2023, join Core for the Core Classroom “Building Our Strengths Together.” One of the qualities of leadership is the ability to recognize the strengths of those around you and your own strengths in order to unleash your talents and the talents of those around you.

Now Accepting Proposals for Core Forum 2023 in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Presentation proposals are now being accepted for Core Forum 2023, to be held October 19-21, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Core Forum Webinar Series: The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach

CHICAGOCore: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to present the four-part webinar series “The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach” in March 2023.

Showcase Your Best Marketing Pieces by Applying for the Core PR Xchange Awards

Applications are open for the 2023 PR Xchange Awards! This competition recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Entries are evaluated on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in public relations, graphic design, communications, and marketing. This competition is unique in the way it evaluates a library's individual promotional materials, not an entire marketing campaign.

Announcing the 2023 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

Core presents the 2023 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2021 and October 2022 and organized into three age-appropriate categories. The annotated lists are available posted on the website at

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Publishing and Presenting in Library and Information Science

CHICAGOHave you completed an interesting project or conducted useful research that informs your practice? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with the library and information science community, but aren’t sure how best to do it? Join Core on February 28, 2023, at 1 p.m.

Core's Library Resources & Technical Services Journal Goes Fully Open Access

Core is proud to announce that Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), ALA’s premier journal dedicated exclusively to all aspects of collections, is now completely open access.

Previously, the most recent six issues of LRTS were embargoed behind a login for subscribers and Core members, which has been removed. This change makes the complete contents of the journal from 1996 to the present freely available on the LRTS site.

Submissions Now Open for the 2023 John Cotton Dana Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to up to eight libraries. The $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and honors outstanding library public relations.

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Trends in Library Design

CHICAGOJoin Core on February 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Trends in Library Design.” Curious about what’s new in library design?