ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago IL

LITA @ ALA Annual 2017 – Chicago

Early bird registration closes at noon, Wednesday March 22 central time.

Start making your plans for ALA Annual now by checking out all the great LITA events.

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Attend the LITA President’s Program featuring Kameron Hurley
Sunday June 25, 2017 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Program Title: We are the Sum of our Stories

Kameron Hurley headshot

LITA President Aimee Fifarek welcomes Kameron Hurley, author of the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has written for The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, Bitch Magazine, and Locus Magazine. She posts regularly at KameronHurley.com.

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Sign up for the LITA AdaCamp preconference

Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Northwestern University Libraries, Evanston, IL
Facilitators: Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago; Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, Northwestern University.

Women in technology face numerous challenges in their day-to-day work. If you would like to join other women in the field to discuss topics related to those challenges, AdaCamp is for you. This one-day LITA preconference during ALA Annual in Chicago will allow female-identifying individuals employed in various technological industries an opportunity to network with others in the field and to collectively examine common barriers faced.

Other Featured LITA Events Include

Top Technology Trends
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

LITA’s premier program on changes and advances in technology. Top Technology Trends features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts and thought leaders. The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends. This conference panelists and their suggested trends include:

  • Margaret Heller, Session Moderator, Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
  • Emily Almond, Director of IT, Georgia Public Library Service
  • Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Founder, Library Technology Guides
  • Vanessa Hannesschläger, Researcher, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities/Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Jenny Jing, Manager, Library Systems, Brandeis University Library
  • Veronda Pitchford, Director of Membership and Resource Sharing, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
  • Tara Radniecki, Engineering Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno

LITA Imagineering: Generation Gap: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Look at Youth and Technology
Saturday June 24, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join LITA, the Imagineering Interest Group, and Tor Books as a panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors discuss how their work can help explain and bridge the interests of generational gaps, as well as what it takes for a literary work to gain crossover appeal for both youth and adults. This year’s line up is slated to include:

  • Cory Doctorow
  • Annalee Newitz
  • V.E. Schwab
  • Susan Dennard

LITA Conference Kickoff
Friday June 23, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join current and prospective LITA members for an overview and informal conversation at the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Conference Kickoff. All are welcome to meet LITA leaders, committee chairs, and interest group participants. Whether you are considering LITA membership for the first time, a long-time member looking to engage with others in your area, or anywhere in between, take part in great conversation and learn more about volunteer and networking opportunities at this meeting.

LITA Happy Hour
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LITA 50 YearsThis year the LITA Happy Hour continues the year long celebration of LITA’s 50th anniversary. Expect anniversary fun and games. Make sure you join the LITA Membership Development Committee and LITA members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! There will be lively conversation and excellent drinks; cash bar.

Find all the LITA programs and meetings using the online conference scheduler.

More Information about LITA conference events and Registration

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