Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

New Core Monograph Investigates Emerging Technologies in Libraries

CHICAGO—New technology and services are fundamental to maintaining the relevance of libraries today but deciphering which technologies and/or services make sense to implement and which to avoid can be a challenge.

Core Webinar: Retroactive Addition of Homosaurus: An Evaluation

CHICAGOIn recent years, libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions have begun work towards improving diverse subject access to their collections.

American Library Association Announces New Additions and Appointments to Leadership Team

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the addition and appointment of new and existing members to its leadership staff: Rebecca Headrick, Payal Patel, Julie Reese and Alena Rivers. The cohort consists of four dynamic individuals who bring a diverse set of skills and experience to the organization.

Core’s guide to project management in technical services

CHICAGO — Project management, as both a skill set and a discipline, offers structure and a path forward for continual improvement and change management within libraries. Most importantly for technical services, project management creates processes that can fairly and transparently indicate how resources are allocated and guide technical services departments as they prioritize needs.

Core Webinar: Visualizing and Assessing Library Data

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar “Visualizing and Assessing Library Data” on October 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. CT. Visualizing data can provide instant and effective storytelling. With library data, you can instantly explore usage stats, collection facts, and user demographics.

Core Classroom: Fundamentals of Hiring

CHICAGOJoin Core from October 24 to November 4 for the Core Classroom “Fundamentals of Hiring”. Led by experienced organizational leader Julia Davis, who developed and continues to teach Core’s Fundamentals of Management course, this Classroom will provide a brief introduction to effective hiring.

Core Seeks Library Building Awards Jurors

Core is seeking jurors for the 2023 ALA/AIA Library Buildings Awards competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the prestigious competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

Core Webinar: Mentorship for All: Creating a Statewide Program

CHICAGOJoin Core on November 2, 2022, at 1 p.m. CT, for the webinar “Mentorship for All: Creating a Statewide Program.” This session will describe the steps taken to create a statewide mentorship program for interested and motivated library staff.