Core Authority Control Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of a variety of issues related to authority control for online catalogs and for international sharing of authority of data.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Interested in participating in the Authority Control Interest Group? Elections are coming up!

  • 1.  Interested in participating in the Authority Control Interest Group? Elections are coming up!

    Posted Apr 04, 2023 07:00 PM

    The Authority Control Interest Group is currently looking for individuals interested in serving as Chair (1-year term beginning July 1) as well as Secretary and Members-at-Large. We try to meet quarterly to brainstorm ideas for upcoming events such as CORE Interest Group Week, ALA Annual, potentially CORE Forum, and any other educational or programming needs that we deem necessary.


    As Chair you would plan and facilitate all meetings & programs held by the Interest Group, periodically attend meetings with other Core Metadata & Collections Section Chairs, coordinate with Core staff regarding programming, as well as draft semi-annual reports for past and future plans of the Interest Group.


    Secretary will be tasked with taking notes at Interest Group business meetings, ensuring attendance is taken at in-person events, and participating in general planning of events.


    Members-at-large contribute ideas for future events and may be asked to post to listservs and reach out to potential speakers about program participation.


    If you are interested in filling any of these roles, please send an email noting your interest to current secretary Mark Scharff ( If you have questions about the role of Chair, please contact current chair Casey Cheney (

    Elections for Chair will happen prior to ALA Annual.

    We look forward to having you join the crew!

    Casey Cheney
    VP, Automation Services
    Backstage Library Works