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.

ALA President Pelayo-Lozada announces travel grant for LibLearnX 2023

ALA President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada announces a travel grant for underemployed library workers to attend the Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX) on January 27-30, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. The grant will cover the expenses of two underemployed library workers from underrepresented groups (American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 2SLGBTQIA+, a person with a disability) whose employment status has changed to part-time or less since January 2021.

Announcing ALA Neal-Schuman's new Critical Cultural Information Studies series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is proud to announce Critical Cultural Information Studies, a new book series edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at The School of Information Science, University of South Carolina. The series will be published under the Association’s ALA Neal-Schuman imprint.

The future of digital literacy in Africa

CHICAGO — Sustainable development can only be achieved when no one is left behind. An enduring lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is how important the availability of digital infrastructure and skills for individuals and communities is for teaching, learning, employability or just being able to participate fully in society.

The 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table gifts Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO - Each year, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards community offers three underfunded libraries, schools and/or non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children CSK Book Donation Grants. The grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to libraries and other organizations to expand their collections. Each year, three organizations are selected that demonstrate need and potential benefit from receiving the collection. Each library will receive copies of more than 80 titles.