Diversity

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHICAGO–Join Core on February 8, 2023 at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Following the long overdue cancellation of the Library of Congress Subject Heading “Illegal alien” many libraries are assessing options for remediating problematic description in their catalogs.

Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Strategic Planning

CHICAGOJoin Core on February 7, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Strategic Planning.” The purpose of strategic planning is to create a plan for an organization to move forward. It clarifies the mission and vision, and names the priorities to inform resource allocation.

Karleen Delaurier-Lyle Named a 2023 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Karleen Delaurier-Lyle has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Delaurier-Lyle serves as the Information Services Librarian at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus where she focuses on indigenous librarianship, library instruction, reference services, and critical indigenous literacy.

Libraries supporting refugees and new arrivals

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Libraries and Sanctuary: Supporting Refugees and New Arrivals” is a practical guide to how libraries and their staff can support people who have crossed borders into a different country.

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.

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.

Nominations Open for 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer

CHICAGO – ALA is accepting nominations for the 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer. The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is held annually during the ALA Annual Conference as a tribute to the efforts of the first Director of ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (now the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services) to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services.

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.