Fort Worth, TX
November 17-20, 2016
- LITA Forum early bird rates end October 14, 2016
- The guaranteed discount hotel rate at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel ends Friday October 28th, 2016, and as available thereafter.
- Online registration closes Sunday November 13th, 2016
This year’s Forum has three amazing keynotes you won’t want to miss:
Cecily Walker is the Systems Project Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, where she focuses on user experience, community digital projects, digital collections, and the intersection of social justice, technology, and public librarianship. It was her frustration with the way that software was designed to meet the needs of highly technical users rather than the general public that led her to user experience, but it was her love of information, intellectual freedom, and commitment to social justice that led her back to librarianship. Cecily can be found on Twitter (@skeskali) where she frequently holds court on any number of subjects, but especially lipstick.
Waldo Jaquith is the director of U.S. Open Data, an organization that works with government and the private sector to advance the cause of open data. He previously worked in open data with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. No stranger to libraries, Jaquith used to work with digital assets at the Scripps Library at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, and served on the Board of Trustees at his regional library. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and son. Waldo can also be found at Twitter (@waldojaquith)
Tara Robertson is the Systems Librarian and Accessibility Advocate at CAPER-BC. “I’m a librarian who doesn’t work in a library. I like figuring out how things work, why they break, and how to make them work better. I’m passionate about universal design, accessibility, open source software, intellectual freedom, feminism and Fluevog shoes.”
Come to the 2016 LITA Forum a day early and choose to participate in one of two outstanding preconferences.
Librarians can code! A “hands-on” computer programming workshop just for librarians
With presenter: Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda – a learning technology company with the vision of millions of kids learning to code at libraries all over the country.
Letting the Collections Tell Their Story: Using Tableau for Collection Evaluation
With presenters: Karen Harker, Collection Assessment Librarian University of North Texas Libraries; Janette Klein, Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD student University of North Texas; Priya Parwani, Graduate Research Assistant University of North Texas Libraries.
Join us in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel located in Downtown Fort Worth, for the 2016 LITA Forum, a three-day education and networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 3 keynote sessions, more than 55 concurrent sessions and 25 poster presentations. It’s the 19th annual gathering of the highly regarded LITA Forum for technology-minded information professionals. Meet with your colleagues involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Registration is limited in order to preserve the important networking advantages of a smaller conference. Attendees take advantage of the informal Friday evening reception, networking dinners and other social opportunities to get to know colleagues and speakers.
See you in Fort Worth.