Culturally responsive school libraries

CHICAGO — School librarians have always connected learners’ life experiences, cultures, and communities to materials, projects, and processes. As schools look to make these connections within the classroom and to the curriculum, school librarians are perfectly poised to lead and model meaningful steps toward a culturally responsive mindset.

Core President's Program features Angela Saini

Headshot of Angela Saini.CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 4 p.m.

Cultural humility in library work

CHICAGO — Cultural humility offers a renewing and transformative framework for navigating interpersonal interactions in libraries, whether between patrons and staff or staff members with one another. It foregrounds a practice of critical self-reflection and commitment to recognizing and redressing structural inequities and problematic power imbalances. Edited by Sarah R. Kostelecky, Lori Townsend, and David A.

Library services for people with dementia

CHICAGO — Libraries have enormous potential to support people with dementia and their caregivers. Demand for dementia-friendly library services is only likely to increase in the future as the numbers of people affected by dementia rise and there is greater emphasis on community-based care.

Core Webinar: Diversity Audits in Academic Library Collections

CHICAGOOn April 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT, join Core for the webinar “Diversity Audits in Academic Library Collections.” In this webinar, attendees will learn about the use of audits as a way to assess the diversity and inclusivity of their academic library collections.

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.

A guide to manga for teen librarians

CHICAGO — Manga, which encompasses comics originating from Japan, is treasured by readers of all ages. And because of its emotional storytelling, breathtaking artwork, and relatable and transformative stories about humanity, manga is especially popular with teens.

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.