Core Webinar: Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions

CHICAGO—Implementing web accessibility in libraries requires more than an educated site administrator. Managers need to be backed up with institutional changes to accessibility language in procurement policies and a budget to purchase necessary software. Lay leaders are needed to model accessibility in-house and trained staff are needed to create public-facing library communications. In 2014, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education were the first agencies to enter into a web accessibility consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Celebrate Preservation Week 2021 with free webinars from Core

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for two free Preservation Week 2021 webinars.

Core Webinar: Service Design In One Week: Design Sprint Basics

CHICAGO—More than ever, library leaders at all levels are asked to design and implement new services and programs on a rapid timeline. How can projects move quickly while engaging equitably with community and staff members? On Wednesday, April 21, discover how a design sprint process can lead a group from ideation to implementation in only five days with the webinar "Service Design In One Week: Design Sprint Basics". This session will explore how a sprint process can set the stage for both innovation and equity when designing a new library service.

Core Webinar: Writing for the Web

CHICAGO—On Wednesday, May 5, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for a webinar on how you can improve the way you write your online content in order to connect users to the resources and answers they need. Beginning with a discussion on how people read online and the way they look for the content to answer their questions, "Writing for the Web" will explain the inverted pyramid style and how it can be used to write effective content and closely examine well-formatted content.

Free training to boost Census data literacy skills, improve planning and programs

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is launching a new project on Census Data Literacy, in partnership with the Public Policy and Advocacy office (PPA) of the American Library Association.

Inclusive and Engaging Online Library Instruction

CHICAGO- Register today for the four-week RUSA course titled  "Creating Inclusive and Engaging Online Library Instructionscheduled to begin on Monday, March 29, 2021. 

Choice announces new webinar event: When You Picture a Scientist, Who Do You See? A panel conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM

MIDDLETOWN, CT - Choice is thrilled to produce the upcoming live online panel webinar event, When You Picture a Scientist, Who Do You See? sponsored by ProQuest, Scientific American, ro*co films, and FILM PLATFORM.
During this live event, to be broadcast on March 24 at 3pm ET, Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR technology, and other world-renowned scientists will answer audience-submitted questions following a candid conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

Core Webinar: Building Teams that Work

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Wednesday, May 19 for the webinar "Building Teams that Work", and gain insight into how to create teams that are successful, effective, purposeful and resilient. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to broadly consider how they define teams within their libraries and will be introduced to the factors that make teams strong and effective.

Core Webinar: Overview of XML Metadata Quality Assessment Tools

CHICAGO—On Wednesday, May 12, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the webinar "Overview of XML Metadata Quality Assessment Tools". This webinar will provide an overview of the capabilities and drawbacks of several tools for XML metadata quality assessment, including XML Schema Definitions (XSD), Schematron, and OpenRefine.