Preconference registration opens for Core Forum

CHICAGOEven before the 2022 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 13, attendees can register to participate in one of three all-day library buildings tours or one of three workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at www.coreforum.org.

ALA Editions Special Report examines Black and African Americans’ experiences in libraries

CHICAGO — Still a predominantly white profession, librarianship has a legacy of racial discrimination, and it is essential that we face the ways that race impacts how we meet the needs of diverse user communities. Identifying and acknowledging implicit and learned bias is a necessary step toward transforming not only our professional practice but also our scholarship, assessment, and evaluation practices.

Core Event: 2022 Online AvramCamp

CHICAGOCore is pleased to once again sponsor AvramCamp, an AdaCamp-inspired event that is named in honor of library innovator Henriette D. Avram.

New book spotlights ways to advance entrepreneurship in public libraries

CHICAGO — Libraries have a distinctive role to play in the small business ecosystem and can effectively partner to complement existing business services in the community. A nationwide initiative that launched in 2020, Libraries Build Business (LBB) aims to build capacity in libraries offering programming or services to local entrepreneurs and the small business community, prioritizing low-income and underrepresented entrepreneurs. And libraries have already begun to transform communities.

Core President's Program features Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Saturday, June 25 at 4 pm ET during ALA Annual for the Core President's Program featuring Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. The recently integrated Smithsonian Libraries and Archives contains nearly 3 million library volumes and over 44,000 cubic feet

New ALA endowment honoring Satia Marshall Orange to benefit Spectrum Scholarship Program

CHICAGO – From 1997 to 2009, Satia Marshall Orange guided what is now the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), working on behalf of underserved populations and promoting diversity within the field of librarianship.

Now, on the occasion of her 80th birthday, her work is being honored with the establishment of the Satia Marshall Orange Spectrum Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Preservation Week® estrena nueva apariencia y sitio web

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures ha presentado un nuevo logotipo y marca para su campaña de concientización pública de Preservation Week. La prestigiosa iniciativa, que cumple doce años de existencia, ha inspirado a personas y comunidades de todo el mundo a preservar colecciones personales, familiares y comunitarias. Además, Preservation Week ha creado conciencia sobre el papel que desempeñan las bibliotecas y otras instituciones culturales en la provisión de educación e información continua sobre la preservación.

Preservation Week® gets a new look, launches new website

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures has unveiled a new logo and branding for its Preservation Week public awareness campaign. In its 12th year, Preservation Week has inspired individuals and communities around the world to preserve personal, family and community collections. In addition, this initiative has raised awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing ongoing preservation education and information.

ALA, FINRA Foundation release free resource of diverse and inclusive financial literacy books for young people

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation), has released Thinking Money for All Kids: Diverse and Inclusive Reads to Teach Young People about Money, a free resource for library workers.