Groups - Core Access & Equity Section

Participating on a committee is a great way to develop new skills, learn from your peers, help advance the mission of Core, and accomplish concrete goals. We need your talents! The volunteer form is open year-round to help fill any vacancies. The appointment process starts in February and finishes in April so that new committee members can begin on July 1.

We encourage all members to apply. We need the talent and skill of dedicated library professionals like you.

Learn more about the Leadership Team that manages this section.


  • Circulation and Access Services
    Shares and promotes circulation and access services best practices and innovation in all types of libraries, facilitates communication between practitioners, and advances access and equity through the lens of circulation and access services. We strive to build community and engage colleagues through professional education and conversation about current, relevant issues and concerns.

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Related Groups

  • Advocacy Coordination Committee
    Coordinates all advocacy projects across Core’s areas of focus.
  • Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group
    Dedicated to quantitative measures based on commonly defined data; managing information resources and developing institutional benchmarking; explores, develops, and promotes the use of both descriptive data and outcomes/impacts data.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    Establishes and maintains anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental principles of Core; articulates the desired facets of anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion within Core; proposes appropriate goals for anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion in Core membership, participation, and programming and metrics for measuring success; advises and coordinates with other Core committees, project teams, and the governing board on strategies to meet these goals; coordinates with other groups within ALA on EDI issues in the library workplace; reports annually to the governing board on the Committee's progress.
  • Ebooks Interest Group
    Provides a regular forum for discussion and to meet at Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. Core represents a large segment of libraries and can be influential with publishers and vendors to benefit libraries and library users as the ebook landscape evolves. Core welcomes any type of library or library agency, as well as consortia, to join this group.
  • Open Access Interest Group
    Brings together library staff interested in open access (OA) publishing, including, but not limited to: OA and collection development; transformative agreements; library sponsored author funds; and OA library publishing. The interest group will keep members informed of new policies and practices in this area.
  • Preservation Administration Interest Group
    Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.
  • Preservation Outreach Committee
    Develops, facilitates, maintains and expands preservation focused outreach and service on behalf of Core through the Preservation Week and Preservation in Action initiatives; promotes these efforts through a variety of strategies, working closely with Core liaisons and staff; enhances outreach to the public, libraries, and other cultural institutions via social media, programing for the Core Continuing Education Coordination Committee, and maintaining preservation-focused resources for the Preservation Week website.
  • Promoting Preservation Interest Group
    Advocates for preservation of cultural heritage materials among librarians and non-librarians by offering educational opportunities and supporting outreach efforts both inside and outside of institutional library contexts. To promote understanding of preservation principles and objectives, development of preservation skill sets, and cultivation of potential preservation funding sources.