Continuing Education Coordination Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Continuing Education Coordination Committee
Your Name Michelle Flinchbaugh
Your Email flinchba@umbc.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 0
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.

Webinar Development

The Core Continuing Education Webinar Development (Web. Dev.) Subcommittee continued its work of reviewing proposals, including those from the Best of Core Forum winners, in the first half of 2024. Since January 2024 Web. Dev. has reviewed a total of 3 Best of Core Forum webinars, and 14 additional webinar proposals. The Web. Dev. Co-chairs have worked with presenters in fine tuning their proposals based on feedback submitted by Subcommittee members. The co-chairs have also reached out to potential speakers identified by the Core Learning and Programming Committee about presenting webinars; one person accepted. Currently, Continuing Education has webinars planned through the end of June. The Web. Dev. Co-chairs plan on advertising on various listservs in the new fiscal year soliciting proposal submissions.

Webinar Production

The Webinar Production Subcommittee hosted and held practice sessions for 25 webinars between December 2023 and May 2024.

Web Courses

As of May 7, 2024, the Web Courses Subcommittee has facilitated 15 sessions of nine self-paced web courses in 2024.

The Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), and Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects (FDLP) needed new instructors. In February 2024, in consultation with current instructors, the subcommittee selected one applicant for FOM and four for FCA. One applicant withdrew from FCA. The remaining accepted applicants are currently in the Instructors-In-Training (IIT) training. As there were no applicants for FDLP, the FDLP liaison plans to ask the current FDLP instructors to scout their network for potential candidates.

The subcommittee chairs, in close collaboration with the ALA Core Office, CE Co-chairs, and Joshua Cromwell, the course developer/instructor of the Fundamentals of Institutional Repository (FIR), led the recruitment of pilot testers. The pilot session took place from March 18 to April 26. The first official session of FIR is scheduled to be offered from July 15 to August 18, with registration opening in May 2024.

As noted in the December report, Amanda Calabrese will be the new chair of the Web Course Subcommittee starting on July 1, 2024.

Marketing

The Core Continuing Education Marketing committee has scheduled and posted marketing for 5 eforums, 19 fundamentals courses, 1 classroom, and 34 webinars from January until the end of May. These marketing posts were directed to 10 listservs and relevant Core community forums. We have also begun scheduling marketing reminders for Summer and Fall 2024 content.

EForums

In the past six months, the CE Coordination Committee facilitated six e-Forums, two-day, moderated, email conversations providing an opportunity for library professionals to discuss topics of interest via a discussion list. These e-Forums are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to subscribe to the list. Two e-Forum Coordinators within the committee organized the times, topics, guest moderators, distributed a closing survey and resolved any technology issues which arose during each discussion. These forums included a total of 432 messages by 107 individuals.

Since the last report, we’ve held the following e-Forums:

  1. Next Steps in Library Leadership Journey on December 5-6, 2023
  2. Social Media Outreach: Reels, TikToks, and More on January 16-17, 2024
  3. Library Assessment: Outcomes, Impact, Stakeholders & You! On February 13-14-2024
  4. Getting from here to there: Strategies for system migrations, March 26-27, 2024
  5. Workplace Wellness for library Staff on April 9-10, 2024

Upcoming e-Forums (in various planning stages):

  1. Resources for Later Career Librarians in May 2024
  2. Open Access and OER for June 2024…
Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.

Collaborate with the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program to develop and implement at least one course that meets library staff development needs and the certification program.

We’ve identified developers for an ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program on Maintaining and Troubleshooting E-Resources. Tom Ferren has reached out for info on the LSSC course requirements. The instructors are planning to meet with Tom.

 

Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

In total, we solicited, coordinated, promoted and evaluated 15 webcourse sessions, 25 webinars, and 6 e-forums. We also reviewed 17 proposals for upcoming webinars, including 3 Best of Core Forum presentations.

Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

We currently have 11 webinars ready to go, 24 sessions of webcourses, and 2 forums in the planning stages.

Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.

We will continue coordinating web courses and eforums, developing and producing webinars, and marketing them.

 

We’ll also be working on developing a course on managing and troubleshooting e-resources that will be part of the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification.

Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

A number of our webinars explicitly revolved around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility or belonging within Core or the library profession. Examples of these offerings include Creating an Inclusive Metadata Policy; BIPOC Women Leadership in Academic Libraries; Using Critical Reflection to Navigate DEI Issues; Preservation Week Webinars: Cultural Competencyʻs Role Toward DEIA Goals; and White Supremacy in the Stacks.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/25/2024

Cataloging Description and Access – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Cataloging Description and Access
Your Name Amanda Sprochi
Your Email sprochia@missouri.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable) Metadata & Collections
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 1
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.

In the past six months, our committee has responded to two RDA Steering Committee (RSC) proposals,
discussed sponsoring a preconference training on RDA with NARDAC as a co-sponsor, formed a new task force, the
Task Force to Review ISBD for Manifestation, adopted a new procedures document, and continued to try to recruit liaisons from both ALA and non-ALA organizations who currently have vacancies on CC:DA.

Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.

N/A

Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

Work undertaken since the Winter meeting in February:

  • Continuing the recruitment of liaisons from ALA units and non-ALA organizations who have vacancies.
    Repeated attempts to contact the Medical Library Association and the Public Library Association have not
    been successful; the chair will continue to reach out to these organizations.
  • Discussion with the Vice-Chair/Chair elect on recruitment of a new Vice-Chair for CC:DA for 2024-2025, as well as continued maintenance of liaisons and ALA membership on CC:DA
  • Solicited ideas for a CC:DA practical, preconference training at ALA annual to be co-sponsored by NARDAC. The preferred topic on application profiles was tabled until the PCC Working Group on Metadata Application Profiles was ready to present their work. Will be reconsidered for next ALA Annual.
  • CC:DA responded to requests for comments by RSC:
    • RSC/ORDAC/2024/1
    • RSC/TechnicalWG/2024/1
  • The CC:DA Procedures Task Force reported at the Winter CC:DA meeting on their work. The procedures document was finished and by a unanimous vote taken electronically via ALA Connect it was ratified by the voting membership of CC:DA. It was then sent up to the Metadata Collections and Management leadership where it was approved. The Procedures Task Force is anticipated to be discharged at ALA Annual in June.
  • A motion was made to form a task force to study and respond to the IFLA ISBDM [ISBD for Manifestation] world wide review. Moved by Glennan, seconded by Pettit. The motion carried unanimously. The Task Force was charged in January and will issue a report to be voted on at the next CC:DA meeting at ALA. The deadline for responses to IFLA is mid-July 2024. Kathy Glennan is chairing, with members Brian Clark,
    Kate James, Rachel Maxwell, Amanda Ros, and Amanda Xu.
Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
  • The Documents Online Repository Task Force gave an interim report at the Winter meeting on its progress in identifying, organizing, and migrating historical CC:DA documents to a permanent online repository. Work on this continues.
  • The CC:DA Task Force on Personal Names in Official RDA gave an interim report on its work of proposing changes to the RDA instructions on personal names in RDA at the Winter meeting. Work on this also continues, with a report expected at ALA Annual in June.
  • Membership:
    • Cate Kellet, the GODORT liaison, rotated off. Chad Deets is replacing her for a two year (renewable) appointment
    • Donna Wells, the Atla liaison, is rotating off. Michael Bradford will replace her for a three year term
    • Michael Bradford was also selected as a new CC:DA voting member, beginning  a two year renewable term July 1; he will do double-duty as the Atla liaison and a voting member
    • Melissa Robohn, the ARLIS liaision, stepped down and was replaced by Kately Borberly for a three year term
    • Timothy Mendenhall was renewed as the Metadata Interest Group liaision
    • Richard Guajardo was reappointed as CC:DA webmaster for a two year term
    • Amanda Xu and Karl Pettit have renewed as voting members for a second two year term
    • Several organizations need to either renew or have a new liaison appointed; the chair will continue to reach out to them
    • The status of the Committee on Cataloging: Children’s & Youth Materials liaison is up in the air, as the Committee may be disbanding due to a lack of chair; the CC:DA chair will monitor the situation
    • Amber Robbin has taken over as the ALA staff liaison due to the retirement of Jenny Levine
Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.
  1. Continue to reach out to fill vacancies on CC:DA, including the liaison position for the Public Library Association, the Medical Library Association, and IFLA.
  2. Responding in a timely manner to proposals brought forth for comment by NARDAC and the RSC.
    Timeline is dependent on when requests are made, and responses are generally time sensitive with a
    response time within ten days to two weeks.
  3. Task forces will continue their work, which is not time dependent and is ongoing. The documents task
    force will in all likelihood be discharged at Annual having finished their work. The Personal Names task
    force will have an interim report and suggestions for discussion and the ISBDM task force will have a document ready for discussion and approval so it can be submitted to IFLA by the mid-July deadline.
Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

Our committee is one of the more diverse committees at ALA due to its charge. Our liaisons and
representatives come from a wide variety of ALA units and outside organizations. While we have no input
on the choice of liaisons (that is left to the individual units and organizations to decide), in the past our
membership has include a broad range of religions, ethnicities, and abilities. Our meetings and discussions
are open to anyone who has an interest in cataloging and are publicized on a wide variety of listservs and
websites. Frankly, we are grateful to have ANYONE who is excited about cataloging.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work? We are still looking for support for a hybrid meeting at ALA annual. The necessity for travel to the meeting greatly limits our ability to recruit members and liaisions.
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work. We were disappointed that our suggestion for a preconference on application profiles fell through, and would really like to see that happen. Frankly, more sessions on cataloging as a whole would be welcomed; there are often very few at ALA Annual and those that are given are bursting at the seams, indicating a real need for more of these.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/24/2024

Awards and Scholarships Coordination Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Awards and Scholarships Coordination Committee
Your Name Melissa Brooks
Your Email Melissa.m.brooks@usm.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 2-3
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.

The committee learned more about the awards it oversees and how we work with the award committees and Core staff.  We are currently working on next steps for the committee as we add new awards for FY25. We also look to discuss current award language to better reflect the intent of the awards uses.

Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.
Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

We are working on the ALA Core Presentations slide show and information for award chairs (presenters) and recipients.

Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.

Updating award language, timelines, and a best practices document.

Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

As a committee we worked to make sure awards processes were moving forward and that award committees got the support they needed.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/23/2024

Forum Planning Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Forum Planning Committee
Your Name Melissa Brooks
Your Email melissa.m.brooks@usm.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 11+
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.

The Forum Planning committee has completed the following:

Selection of 2 keynote speakers

Solicited call for proposals (sessions, workshops, posters, and preconferneces)

Selection several preconference tour options

Created local arrangements content for Forum participants

Created documentation for poster presenters to assist in creation process

Updated and added content to Forum website

Worked to license the Sched conference app to provide a comprehensive location for participant and presenters to easily get information at the conference

Started and continuing work on getting vendors and sponsorships for the Forum

Registration is on track to open May 28, 2024

 

 

 

Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.
Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

From the bulleted list above we are creating an exciting Forum program that will engage all attendees.  Our deliverables should be present in Nov. 24.

Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

Continued progress towards Forum in Nov. 2024.

Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.

We will be finalizing Forum processes and editing programs, working with Core staff to complete all aspects of the Forum.

Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

The work the Forum planning committee, with the input of all Core sections worked to provide an inclusive Forum program.  As a committee we worked in sub-committees find opportunity to explore our host city of Minneapolis.  We plan for attendees to learn about the indigenous peoples of Minnesota and the new cultures that make Minneapolis. Through our sessions we worked to gather content to meet the needs of our diverse attendees and have program that looks at building relationships.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/23/2024

Electronic Resources Interest Group – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your interest group? Electronic Resources Interest Group
Your Name Kerry Walton
Your Email kwalton2@wcupa.edu
Please select the name of the section your group belongs to (if applicable) Metadata & Collections
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet or hold an activity during this reporting period? 1
First Activity ERIG participated in Interest Group Week with two presentations on the topic of strategic management or planning for electronic resources. We had 234 registrations and 121 attendees at the live session. The recording and slides were shared via Core Connect on our interest group page.
Second Activity We have planned and scheduled an ERIG meeting at ALA in San Diego at 9am on July 1st. The meeting will be an open forum discussion on the following:
Building on the topic of implementing strategic planning for electronic resources from our April 2024 Core Interest Group Week session, the ERIG is meeting to discuss cycles in libraries and what we have learned from them. In this meeting we will discuss the following questions:
• If everything goes in cycles, what can we Learn from the past practices of e-resources?
• What has changed or improved in managing electronic resources and what areas remain challenging?
• What emerging trends in electronic resources impact our workflows?
• what professional development is essential to maintain relevancy when managing electronic resources?
Third Activity
Fourth Activity
Fifth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? We have identified a new co-chair (Taylor Ralph) to join Anne Larrivee as Kerry Walton is rolling off. Anne and Taylor have plans to meet following ALA to discuss topics and activities for the coming year.
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your IG or Core in these areas? Participating in Interest Group Week provides an inclusive forum for presentation and discussion that can positively impact the work outcomes for electronic resource and collections librarians. The primary contribution is to increase belonging for all librarians in the work of the profession, the work of the interest group, and in Core. By offering opportunities, we can increase the potential for connectedness within the organization and collaborative efforts across different libraries. Whether in the electronic resources, metadata, collections, or other library specific fields, providing these opportunities makes the work more accessible to all.
Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its activities?
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s discussions or work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have. Anne Larrivee will remain as the primary co-chair and Taylor Ralph is the new co-chair.
Today’s Date 05/23/2024

Margaret Mann Citation Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Margaret Mann Citation Committee
Your Name Karen Snow
Your Email ksnow@dom.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 0
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.

We communicated in February/March 2024 over email about the Margaret Mann Citation applications. I asked committee members to complete a scoring rubric for each of the four applicants. The committee was unanimous in their decision to select Robert Maxwell as the recipient of the award. I communicated our decision to Core staff in March/April. I will be attending ALA Annual so will be there to help present the award to Robert in June. Since our main duty is to select the award winner, our business for this year is concluded.

Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.
Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
  • Solicit applications for the award through various online channels – done
  • Review applications and decide on an award winner – done
  • Promote winner of the award through various online channels – done
Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

None

Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.

Nothing – our task for the year has been completed. We will convene again later on in 2024 or early 2025.

Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

The Margaret Mann citation recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to the cataloging community in a variety of ways – service, scholarship, and education – which encourages belonging and inclusion. I don’t know how many applications we received for this award prior to my joining the committee a few years ago, but more applications reflecting the diversity of the cataloging profession would be ideal.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work? No
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/22/2024

MARC Formats Transition Interest Group – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your interest group? MARC Formats Transition Interest Group
Your Name Keiko Suzuki and Sai Deng
Your Email suzukik@newschool.edu
Please select the name of the section your group belongs to (if applicable) Metadata & Collections
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet or hold an activity during this reporting period? 2-3
First Activity The MARC Formats Transition Interest Group hold a session titled “MARC and Its Transition in the Linked Data Environment.” It comprised two parts: “Pt.1: MARC & BIBFRAME” during March 2024 Core Virtual IG Week on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, 2 -3 pm (CST) / 3-4 pm (EST) / 11 am – noon (PST), along with another session "Pt.2: MARC to Linked Data – More Possibilities" in the following week, Friday, March 15th, 2024, 1 -2 pm (CST) / 2-3 pm (EST) / 10 – 11 am (PST).

These sessions featured representatives from Library of Congress, EBSCO/FOLIO, Ex Libris, OCLC, Northwestern University & Yale University. According to the Core’s records, 1,024 registrations and 698 live viewers for the Pt. 1 session. For Pt. 2, we were told: 568 unique viewers, 631 total users and 584 max concurrent views.

The recording and other related resources are available via the MFTIG Connect: https://connect.ala.org/core/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=bfdc5746-8b0b-4d09-a1b5-042f7f95abdd

Second Activity The IG's co-chair Sai Deng has signed up for an in-person session for ALA Annual 2024 and the co-chairs have begun preparing the session. The theme for the roundtable discussion session is “Exploring the Shift of MARC within the Context of Linked Data (LD) Environment.” We are planning to hold roundtable discussions on June 30, Sunday, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference and currently soliciting its facilitators and discussion topics.
Third Activity
Fourth Activity
Fifth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Continue preparing for the 2024 ALA Annual IG meeting. May organize an online discussion in the Fall of 2024.
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your IG or Core in these areas? Although our IG might not contribute directly to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession, we hope that the IG's promoting activities for MARC Formats Transition will support and assist in any improvements for these areas through contributing library metadata and discovery.
Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its activities?
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s discussions or work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/20/2024

Member Engagement Coordination Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Member Engagement Coordination Committee
Your Name Shannon Tennant
Your Email stennant@elon.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 7-10
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.
  • Planned and held online Volunteer Fair in January 2024.
    • We contacted Core leadership and section chairs to ensure representatives would attend.  We advertised the event on Connect and multiple listservs. The committee chair hosted the meeting, and committee members welcomed attendees.
  • Planned and held online trivia social in April 2024.
    • We wrote trivia questions and organized a Kahoot game. We advertised the event on Connect. The committee chair emceed the event and committee members attended to welcome participants.
  • Planned for events at Annual conference – Core 101 and Core Happy Hour
    • For Core 101, we contacted Core leadership and section chairs to get RSVPs and updated information for slide show. We have developed an advertising plan to be implemented in June. Three committee members will attend and help facilitate the event.
    • For the Core Happy Hour, the wonderful Core staff liaised with Fundraising and found and paid for the venue. But the committee will assist with advertising the event, and three committee members will attend to help host.
  • Held regular committee meetings to coordinate activities.
  • Committee chair continued to serve as Core representative on ALA Recruitment Assembly.
Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.
  • Develop member engagement campaign
    • The committee organized two successful online events – Core Volunteer fair in January and Core trivia social in April. We are currently planning for Core 101 and Happy Hour events at Annual conference.
  • Develop member engagement survey
    • The committee decided to pause on this goal because the Emerging Leaders conducted a spring survey about Core’s contributions to career development that asked many of the same questions as our previous member surveys (demographic, what kind of programming and mentoring members want to see.)
  • Track member engagement
    • The Core staff have lists of the attendees of the virtual volunteer fair and the trivia social. Perhaps more work can be done in partnership when the Emerging Leaders analyze their survey results.
  • Create a cohesive marketing plan that communicates that Core is at the center of library activities, and highlights the commonalities between members who work in different types of libraries and functional areas
    • Never connected with the Communications and Marketing committee, but did broadly advertise engagement events and hope to establish regularly occurring events that will make it easier for members to connect across the organization.
Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
  • Plans the Core Happy Hour at each year’s ALA Annual Conference – We can’t really take credit for this since Julie and the Core staff took care of booking the venue and figuring out the financing! But it is done. The committee will help to advertise the event in June and three committee members will attend to assist in hosting.
  • Plans and hosts the Core 101 session at each year’s ALA Annual Conference and Core Exchange/Forum – In progress. Core leaders and section leaders have been invited. We are in communication with the Core leadership to plan the order of events. We have contacted section leaders to update the slideshow. The committee will advertise the event in June. Three committee members will be able to attend and assist in hosting the event.
  • Runs the annual Core members survey and analyzes the data to make recommendations for improved and new programs and services – The committee decided to defer the survey because of potential overlap with the Emerging Leaders survey of Core membership.
  • Plans and hosts two virtual member Town Halls each year – Half-completed. We organized and held a virtual trivia social event in April.
Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.
  • In early June we will finalize the arrangements for the Core 101 event at the Annual conference on June 29, 2024. We will work to ensure that a representative from each Core section can attend and that the slideshow is updated. Three committee members will attend the session. All committee members will advertise the event across multiple listservs and online platforms.
  • The committee members who attend the Annual conference will partner with the Core staff to host the Core Happy Hour on June 29, 2024.
  • We will transition leadership of the committee. Jacqueline Toce has agreed to serve as chair next year. Shannon Tennant will stay in the group as past-chair and provide guidance as needed. They will meet in person at the Annual Conference in addition to the schedule chairs meeting on June 29.
  • The committee will examine the feasibility of holding a fall virtual meeting or perhaps partner with the Core Forum.
  • The committee will partner with the Core board to implement any relevant member engagement recommendations from the Emerging Leaders survey. If relevant, the committee will compare data from the 2023 Member Engagement survey.
Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

The committee met and does much of its work virtually, to make the committee accessible from committee members who may not be able to attend events in person. We consider accessibility when organizing virtual events, such as the Volunteer Fair and the spring trivia event. We will work to advertise them broadly to include as many librarians as possible from different backgrounds and library types.

The chair of the committee represents Core on the ALA Recruitment Assembly. This committee is looking at ways to recruit a diverse group of people to the library profession. The Assembly is just beginning its work, but any initiatives will be shared with the committee and Core leadership.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work? I couldn't ask for better support than we received from the wonderful Core staff! Amber set up our event zooms, tracked attendance, posted it in the Core News, and was an active contributor in meetings. Julie and Tom liaised with Fundraising to get the Happy Hour scheduled and more importantly paid for. The committee TOTALLY couldn't do their work without them!
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/20/2024

Monographs Editorial Board – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Monographs Editorial Board
Your Name Kim Edwards
Your Email kedwar13@gmu.edu
If your committee is part of a section, please select it (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? 4-6
First Activity
Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months. Your summary can be a narrative or bullet points, see below for reporting on specific areas.

We continued to solicit monographs and seek to identify monograph topics for potential publication. We worked directly with ALA Editions to ensure that any monographs fit within their current publication goals. We also worked directly with authors and editors to support them throughout the publication process and have begun conversations around ways we can support marketing efforts for published materials.

Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.
Third Activity
Deliverables (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
  • We reviewed all proposals made and provided feedback to submitting authors/editors as well as to ALA Editions
  • We reviewed and updated existing documentation outlining best practices for board workflows
Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)
  • We will continue to review all proposals promptly
  • We will continue to review and update documentation as changes in workflows arise
  • We have identified topics for possible future monographs and will be reaching out to potential authors/editors
Fourth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Write these goals in SMART goal format.
  • Identifying topics for possible future monographs and speaking with potential authors/editors
  • Reviewing monograph proposals
  • Working with the Core Publications Coordination Committee and with ALA Editions to provide input on relevant policies
Fifth Activity
How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

The Board shepherded three monographs that address DEIA topics during this review period, “Liberatory Librarianship: Case Studies of Information Professionals Advancing Justice”, “Inclusive Cataloging: Philosophical Questions and Case Studies in Reparative Cataloging”, and “Digital Accessibility Handbook”

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board or section leadership for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have.
Today’s Date 05/20/2024

Library Leaders and Managers Interest Group – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your interest group? Library Leaders and Managers Interest Group
Your Name Cinthya Ippoliti
Your Email cinthya.ippoliti@ucdenver.edu
Please select the name of the section your group belongs to (if applicable) Leadership & Management
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet or hold an activity during this reporting period? 6+
First Activity We brought back our popular discussion series (Library Lounge Discussion series) with a slight twist. We recruited other members to help host these sessions that are on topics ranging from EDI and AI to neurodiversity. We continued to see high numbers of engagement (30-40 attendees).
Second Activity We also participated in April's Core IG Week with a similar session where we discussed:

We talked about the challenges of leading without authority and how to achieve collaboration and buy-in
We also discussed imposter syndrome and how to build confidence in one's skillset and expertise
We had several topics relating to communication and conflict management, both at the interpersonal as well as organizational levels
We discussed strategies for providing mentorship and coaching to help individuals grow in their careers and build on their existing knowledge base
We closed with a conversation around encouraging a culture of belonging and ensuring accommodations for individuals

Third Activity
Fourth Activity
Fifth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? We will continue the series as follows:

Please join us for a series of informal, lightly moderated, synchronous zoom discussion sessions on a wide variety of topics related to library leadership and management. Participants can stop in for a minute or stay for the entire session. The sessions are not recorded to encourage open and honest discussion.
Please let us know if you are interested in moderating a discussion on a particular topic. You can register for the entire series or just a few topics of interest!

Sessions start at starting at 10am PST — 11am MTN — 12pm CST — 1pm EST on the following dates: June 12th, July 10th, August 14th, September 11th, October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th

How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your IG or Core in these areas? This has become a signature event for our interest group where we invite librarians from different types of libraries and levels of experience to build community and share their experiences as a way to support each other with challenging issues.
Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its activities? No, this program has been running smoothly!
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s discussions or work. N/A
Please describe anything you need to bring to the Core Board for discussion or action at their next meeting.
Please share any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions you have. All three of us are co-chairing this interest group as Erik and I will eventually transition out of these roles. Thank you!
Today’s Date 05/17/2024