Core Interest Groups

Join a Core interest group to access our network of experts and expand your knowledge and skills

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Interest Groups (IGs) offer Core members outstanding networking, informational, and problem-solving opportunities. They offer a way to meet colleagues who share your interests and concerns while problem-solving together and sharing best practices. Interest groups answer the question, "How do I find other people who care about the same thing I do so we can talk and share?" and are as widely open to participants as possible.

To join an interest group, follow the link to it, log in with your ALA account, and use the "Join Community" button in the top left-hand corner above the group's name.

As a result, with the exception of the required convener and any additional leadership, interest group members do not need to be members of Core, or even of ALA. Anyone with an ALA account can join a Core interest group in ALA Connect. Conveners must be Core members, but anyone can join or leave an Interest Group at any time.

Contact us if you have questions about a particular interest group or if you encounter any problems joining a group.

Learn more about how Core interest groups work.


 

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Communities List

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Core / MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group  

  last person joined one month ago

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Core Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Libraries Interest ...  

  last person joined 2 days ago

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Core Authority Control Interest Group  

  last person joined 6 days ago

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Core Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group  

  last person joined yesterday

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Core Book and Paper Interest Group  

  last person joined 2 months ago

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Core Catalog Form and Function Interest Group  

  last person joined 15 days ago

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Core Catalog Management Interest Group  

  last person joined 24 days ago

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Core Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group  

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Core Cataloging Norms Interest Group  

  last person joined 23 days ago

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Core Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries ...  

  last person joined one month ago

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Core Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group  

  last person joined 11 hours ago

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Core Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group  

  last person joined 11 hours ago

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Core Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Gr ...  

  last person joined 2 days ago

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Core Consortium Management Interest Group  

  last person joined 15 hours ago

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Core Copy Cataloging Interest Group  

  last person joined 11 hours ago

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Core Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group  

  last person joined 10 days ago

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Core Data & Analytics Interest Group  

  last person joined 15 hours ago

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Core Dialogue with Directors Interest Group  

  last person joined 2 months ago

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Core Digital Conversion Interest Group  

  last person joined 2 months ago

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Core Ebooks Interest Group  

  last person joined 21 days ago

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