Core Ebooks Interest Group

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Purpose: 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.

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New Beginnings for Ebooks in ALA Core

  • 1.  New Beginnings for Ebooks in ALA Core

    Posted Sep 24, 2020 06:17 AM
    Greetings everyone,

    If you are receiving this message, then you have been successfully migrated to our new home in ALA's new division Core: Leadership Infrastructure Futures.  While I am certainly sad to see the end of ASGCLA, this new division presents a fantastic opportunity for us to engage more broadly in the library community.  I look forward to connecting with you soon to resume our discussions and important work.  Welcome!

    For now, a few very important housekeeping items:

    Please add these important links to your bookmarks:

    2. ASGCLA Consortial Ebooks Interest Group Listserv
    The listserv will be discontinued.  All communications will take place via this ALA Connect Community.  I will send a message to that group shortly with this information.

    3. Interest Group Leadership

    Core has more prescriptive guidance on interest group leadership including two-year term limits on "conveners" or "co-conveners."  This is a good thing!  However, it means that we should begin recruitment.  For now, if you are interested in a leadership position in the interest group, please let me know via email at  In future years, we can set up a more formal process for this.

    If you have any questions about Core and your new membership with Core, please contact Core Membership and Marketing Manager Chrishelle Thomas at  You can also learn more about how Core interest groups will work on the Core website:

    Hope you are all staying safe, healthy and sane!  All my best,

    Stephen Spohn
    Co-convener, Core Ebooks Interest Group | 978.799.1518 |