I want to thank everyone who participated in this years LITA Town Hall meeting and remind you that you can continue to participate on Twitter. I will continue to follow #litath09, the tag assigned to the Town Meeting, so if you want to add to the conversation please do. Iâ€™m listening.
Here are the questions we asked during the breakout session:
- What makes LITA unique inside ALA and in the greater community?
- Who else is filling the same role as LITA right now?
- What areas of IT are not be addressed in the community?
- How do other organizations see LITA?
- How can LITA work with other organizations?
- What can LITA learn from peer organizations?
We had 12 tables in the room so 2 tables discussed each question. I posted pictures of the notes from each table and they can be found on Flickr.
I want to thank the following guests for coming to this event and participating in the discussion:
- ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries): Susan Kroll
- ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services): Dina Giambi and Mary Case
- ASIS&T: Nancy Roderer (Past-President)
- BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research): Regan Harper
- Digital Library Federation (DLF): Barrie Howard
- RUSA (Reference and User Services Association): Neal Wyatt
- Taigi: Tom Wilson (Board Member)
- OCLC/WebJunction: Beth Gutsche
I would also like to thank the Twitter table for getting a feed going on the spot! I really enjoyed reading it after the fact and I know those who could not attend enjoyed participating from wherever they were.
Finally, I would like to thank Matt Barnes from R2 Consulting for volunteering his time and facilitating the discussion.