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Core Webinar: Accessible and Inclusive Library Design

Join Core for the webinar "Accessible and Inclusive Library Design" on June 11, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Explore ways to make your library more accessible and inclusive to patrons and staff, including following ADA guidelines and examining patron experience.

Book cover: The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature

An updated guide to street lit and urban fiction

CHICAGO — Addressing with unflinching grit the concerns and problems of city living and survival in the United States, street lit encompasses some of the most in-demand titles in American public libraries’ collections. The thoroughly revised second...

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks

Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks" on May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. This session examines how Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications handle books on topics relevant to White Supremacy and how this perpetuates the idea of a color-blind or color-neutral society.

Preservation Week® Webinar: Building Better Models for Preservation

Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the free Preservation Week® webinar “Building Better Models for Preservation.” In this panel, three speakers will discuss their experiences preserving cultural heritage material in their communities when they saw a need that was not being met.

ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards 2024 showing one of the library designs recognized

Showcase Your Library’s Interior Design Work by Applying for the 2024 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are currently accepting applications for the 11th annual IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards honoring excellence in library interior design and promoting extraordinary interior spaces across nine categories. Winners and their clients will be honored and showcased during an awards ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego. The submission deadline has been extended through April 9.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Onboarding with Cultural Humility and Appreciative Inquiry

Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Onboarding with Cultural Humility and Appreciative Inquiry" on April 17, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. The presenters, both in leadership positions, have recently been on both sides of the onboarding process and will share their ideas for incorporating the concepts of cultural humility and appreciative inquiry with the twofold goal of cultivating more inclusive and person-centered experiences for new employees and transforming the traditional onboarding process into an opportunity for organizational reflection and growth.

Liberatory Librarianship: Stories of Community, Connection, and Justice, available at the ALA Store

Liberatory Librarianship

How does librarianship help people to be free? How is library capacity and expertise used to increase freedom, justice, and community? “Liberatory Librarianship: Stories of Community, Connection, and Justice,” published by ALA Editions in collaboration with Core, unpacks these questions, and many others, to reveal ways that library workers and their institutions are applying skills, knowledge, abilities, professional ethics, and personal commitment to practice liberatory librarianship.

book cover for “Building Representative Community Archives: Inclusive Strategies in Practice"

Building representative community archives

CHICAGO — Libraries and archives are grappling with the problems created by collection practices of the past, many of which document those in power while bypassing alternate perspectives and stories. “ Building Representative Community Archives: Inclusive...

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Library of Congress and ALA announce new educational series

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, the book publishing arm of the American Library Association, is pleased to announce a new educational series, “Discover and Learn with the Library of Congress,” to be published in association with the Library of Congress. Combining...

Ashley Mitchell, 2024 Core Emerging Leader

Ashley Mitchell Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Ashley Mitchell has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Mitchell serves as Adult Services Librarian at Camden County Library System in Voorhees, NJ. She has over 20...