Advocacy

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: When the Tools are Broken; (Re)Building Community

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: When the Tools are Broken; (Re)Building Community" on May 14, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT.  Building toolboxes, refining skills, and developing frameworks are only a handful of methods library professionals are using—and learning to use—in their everyday workplace.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks" on May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Library classifications exist, in theory, to group books on similar topics together. However, the way in which librarians choose to group books together serves to highlight biases, sometimes conscious and sometimes unconscious.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values" on April 24, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Many academic libraries have a strong commitment to open scholarship articulated in strategic planning goals, values statements, and policy documents.

Announcing the 2024 Core Election Results

CHICAGO—Kevin A.R. King, Director of East Lansing Public Library, has been elected President-Elect of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a Division of the American Library Association. His three-year term begins at the conclusion of the 2024 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the conclusion of the 2025 ALA Annual Conference. He will serve one year each as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past-President. King is currently serving as a Director-at-Large on the Core Board of Directors.

New ALA tools guide libraries in applying for more than $1 billion in federal Digital Equity Act funding

New ALA webinars to help libraries understand and analyze the Digital Equity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) released the second in a series of resources to guide libraries in all contexts to apply for more than a billion dollars in federal funding through the Digital Equity Act (DEA) for digital inclusion and equity, especially in historically underserved communities. 

ALA welcomes passage of FY 2024 federal budget, braces for FY 2025

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 federal budget signed into law by President Biden on Saturday, March 23, contained level funding for the two dedicated federal funding programs for America’s libraries.

Wei Ling Goh Named 2023 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2023 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to Wei Ling Goh. Goh is working as an information desk and outreach assistant at Strathcona County Library, a public library in Sherwood Park, Alberta in Canada. While based in Canada, she is pursuing her MLIS online at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is excited to graduate at the end of 2024.

Submissions Now Open for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 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.

Best-Selling Author Traci Sorell named 2024 Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGOPreservation Week is happy to announce that best-selling author Traci Sorell is the 2024 Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 28 – May 4.