Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE)

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.

Core Webinar: Project Management Principles, Methods, and Tools

CHICAGOAnyone in the library can have great ideas to improve services and experiences for users, but it takes a village to make change happen. Using project management, libraries can accomplish strategic goals and develop employees’ leadership skills.

LIS Students: Apply for the 2023 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check to be used toward tuition for a MLS. The application form is open through March 1, 2023.