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

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

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

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

Technical Services and Systems Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Technical Services and Systems Committee
Your Name Buddy Pennington
Your Email penningtonb@umkc.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? 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.
  • Committee meetings held on February 14 and May 17.
  • Committee members Ajaye Bloomstone and Charlotte Cotter continued planning work for ALA program, “Putting People over Process: Outward Mindset in the Workplace.” The program is scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 9-10 Pacific, San Diego Convention Center, Room 23ABC.
  • Committee member Emily Fidelman developed program proposal for Core Forum on assessment of discovery tools.
  • Committee discussed the following topics of interest for future programming:
    • Batch metadata editing/ingest tools and processes (pyMARC, OpenRefine, MARCEdit).
    • System integrations with 3rd-party software.
  • March 26-27, committee members facilitated a Core e-Forum on system migrations. 26 individuals contributed 116 posts over the two-day discussion. A summary was submitted for publication the Core News website.
  • The committee thanks Cara Calebrese and Ajaye Bloomstone for their committee service.
Second Activity
If your committee has a specific strategic goal assigned, update any progress made on this goal.

NA

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

NA

Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

NA

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

The committee will continue to pursue potential programming ideas, with consideration of webinar opportunities so support Core revenue generation.

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?

Unsure how our committee work contributes in this area.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work? Inviting chairs to the section leaders meeting was a great idea. I hope that continues.
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

Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your interest group? Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group
Your Name Ajaye Bloomstone
Your Email llajaye@lsu.edu
Please select the name of the section your group belongs to (if applicable)
Which report are you submitting? May
How many times did your group meet or hold an activity during this reporting period? 6+
First Activity Planning for an ALA 2024 Annual Conference program "Putting People over Process: Outward Mindset in the Workplace" in conjunction with Core's Technical Services and Systems Committee.
Second Activity Planning the annual PVLR Interest Group discussion meeting to be held during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference
Third Activity
Fourth Activity
Fifth Activity
What will your group be working on for the next 6 months? Planning for the 2025 PVLR Interest Group Week program
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? The PVLR Interest Group is by nature a diverse group of individuals representing the publisher, vendor, and library areas within ALA's Core Division. It affords members the opportunity to gather and share issues and problems we may encounter so that we might resolve them in an equitable way for all concerned.
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. The PVLR Interest Group is co-chaired by three individuals — one each from the following groups: Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians.
Today’s Date 05/15/2024

Publications Coordination Committee – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Publications Coordination Committee
Your Name Jeremy Myntti
Your Email jeremy_myntti@byu.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.
  • Post-publication concerns policy is nearly finalized
  • Working to identify methods for acknowledging the labor of peer review
  • Identifying ways to improve the publications reports delivered to the Core Board
  • Developing a policy on the use of generative AI in publications for both authors and peer reviewers
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)
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.
  • Finalize the post-publication concerns policy and generative AI policy and make them available on the website so authors, potential authors, and peer reviewers understand their responsibilities.
  • The committee will be discussing different methods for generating financial support for the OA journals. This will include reviewing the two options currently being implemented and brainstorming additional ideas.
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?

There are multiple publications (both journal articles and monographs) that have recently been published or are in the publications process.

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 05/16/2024

Cataloging Children’s Materials – May 2024 Report

What is the name of your committee? Cataloging Children’s Materials
Your Name Hope Rider
Your Email hope@fcl.org
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? 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.

We have put together a Cataloging Children’s and Youth Materials LibGuide for the Core LibGuides project. It is undergoing revision at this time, with an eye to publish it by mid-June. It will need to be reviewed and revised annually, to ensure the links provided stay active and relevant.

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)

Our Charge: Studies and advocates for procedures and issues related to the cataloging of materials for children and youth (ages 0-18).

The LibGuide fills several of our charges, including sharing best practices and providing resources to librarians for cataloging children’s and youth materials.

Ongoing Work (Fill in bullet point and progress made)

The LibGuide is an ongoing project that will continue to be updated as necessary to ensure it is still relevant. We are also providing feedback to the LOC on possible new LCSH subdivisions related to youth materials.

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

The primary goal for the next six months is for all members to reach out to other local and national library groups for recruiting purposes. We would like to grow the membership so that there are new members to take the chair and vice-chair positions going forward.

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 LibGuide will make resources for cataloging more discoverable for non-catalogers or librarians who are unaccustomed to working with children’s materials.

The committee could definitely use some more diversity in its membership, both in gender and background.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work? The Core LibGuides could use some more development – standards, best practices, etc., perhaps a manual,
to make it easier to start a project and easier to keep the branding and appearance similar between
sections and committees that create guides.
Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work. A webinar could be developed based on a presentation made by several members at last year's ALA Annual regarding cataloging children's and youth material.
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 05/15/2024