Volunteer for LITA!

Do you want to… learn and apply valuable skills? meet colleagues from all over the US (and maybe even beyond)? help your colleagues learn, grow, and have great experiences with LITA? Then please volunteer for a LITA committee! As the LITA Vice President, I’m responsible (along with the Appointments Committee) for making committee appointments happen. What am […]

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Register for “Makerspaces: Inspiration and Action” at ALA Midwinter

How do you feel about 40,000 square feet full of laser cutters, acetylene torches, screen presses, and sewing machines? Or community-based STEAM programming for kids? Or lightsabers? If these sound great, you should register for the LITA “Makerspaces: Inspiration and Action” tour at Midwinter! We’ll whisk you off to Somerville for tours, nuts and bolts […]

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Should LITA oppose Elsevier’s new sharing policy?

It’s come to the LITA Board’s attention that the Confederation of Open Access Repositories is circulating a statement against Elsevier’s new sharing policy. (You can find that policy here.) COAR is concerned that the policy imposes long embargoes for open access content (up to 4 years); applies retroactively; and restricts author’s choice of Creative Commons […]

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Meet your Board at Annual (including online!)

Hi! We’re the Board, and we’d like to meet you. Whether you’ll be in Vegas next week or not, there are lots of ways you can get in touch with us, get involved with what LITA’s doing, and tell us how you’d like us to represent you. Here’s your handy list of where we’re likely […]

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Introduction to Python at ALA Annual (or: awesome = True #ala2013py)

On Friday of ALA 2013, the LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year Interest Group taught about 40 librarians the basics of Python programming at a LITA preconference. Chicago was so excited about this that two million people showed up to celebrate!1 Topics included installing Python; data types; if/then/else statements; for and while loops; variables; lists and dictionaries; […]

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