Are you headed to ALA Midwinter this weekend and curious about what the LITA interest groups will be up to? See below for a current listing of LITA IG events!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:30am to 11:30am
Imagineering Interest Group, Hyatt Regency McCormick Adler/CC 24C
The Imagineering Interest Group will meet to plan for future ALA Annual programs and meetings. We will also talk about future group endeavors, such as creating online resources. Please attend if you are interested in working with the group. Additional Information: Librarianship, Adult Services, Collection Development, Popular Culture, Reader’s Advisory
Open Source Systems Interest Group, Hyatt Regency McCormick Burnham/CC 23C
Meeting to discuss future projects for the Open Source Systems Interest Group.
Search Engine Optimization, Hyatt Regency McCormick Jackson Park/CC 10D
Attendees will have an opportunity to share their experiences with search engine optimization. We will also discuss the SEO Best Practices Wiki entry in Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki as well as the latest SEO tools.
ALCTS/LITA ERM Interest Group, MCP W194a
The ALCTS/LITA ERM Interest Group will host a panel entitled “Data-Driven Decision Making in E-Resources Management: Beyond Cost per Use.”
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Library Code year – Saturday 1/31, 1-2:30pm, MCP W175c
Sunday, February 1, 2015
8:30am to 10:00am
LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group, MCP W192b
The ALCTS/LITA Linked Library Data Interest Group is hosting three presentations during its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Chicago. The meeting will be held on Sunday, February 1, from 8:30-10:00, in McCormick Place West, room W192b. To read the speaker abstracts, go here.
Nancy Lorimer, Interim Head of Metadata Department at Stanford University Libraries will speak about the Linked Data for Libraries project: The Linked Data for Libraries project: An Update
Kristi Holmes, the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University and a VIVO Project Engagement Lead will speak about VIVO: Opening up science with VIVO
Victoria Mueller, Senior Information Architect and System Librarian, Zepheira: BIBFRAME: A Way Forward. Moving Libraries into a linked data world!
10:30am to 11:30am
Drupal4Lib Interest Group, MCP W186c
The Drupal4Lib Interest Group was established to promote the use and understanding of the Drupal content management system by libraries and librarians. Join members of the group for a lively discussion of current issues facing librarians working with Drupal at any skill level. Bring your questions and meet your colleagues!
Game Making Interest Group, Hyatt Regency McCormick, DuSable/CC 21AB
The Game Making Interest Group will meet to discuss how we use games in libraries and to plan for our meeting and informal presentations at ALA Annual and future plans for the group. Please join us if you are interested in using games in libraries.
Library Consortia Automated Systems Interest Group, Hyatt Regency McCormick, Jackson Park/CC 10C
Managing IT services in a consortium has its own particular challenges and opportunities. The Library Consortia Automated Systems Interest Group provides an informal forum where people working in a consortium environment can share ideas and seek advice.
Public Library Technology Interest Group, MCP W194a
Will meet to discuss trends in technology that are applicable to public libraries.
User Experience Interest Group Meeting, MCP W176b
The LITA User Experience IG seeks 2-3 short presentations (10-15 minutes) on UX and Web usability for the upcoming 2015 ALA Midwinter Conference. This will be a physical meeting, and so the physical attendance for the ALA Midwinter is required for the presentation and/or attendance for this meeting. The LITA UX IG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics, things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms of UX/Usability. All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion. Please submit your topic in the comments section in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/231586). You may also e-mail us off-the-list. Bohyun Kim, LITA UX IG chair firstname.lastname@example.org? and Rachel Clark, LITA UX IG vice-chair email@example.com
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Head of Technology Interest Group , MCP W176b
HoLT IG provides a forum and support network for those individuals with administrative responsibility for computing and technology in library settings. It is open for anyone to give short presentations on a library technology project you might be working on to explore issues of planning and implementation, technology management, support, leadership and other areas of interests library technology.
LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group – until 5:30pm, MCP W474b
The joint LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group 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.