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Blog Schedule: ALA Annual 2010

LITA Blog is looking for volunteers to blog about conference sessions and speakers, areas of interest, and general conference atmosphere.

Below you’ll find a preliminary list of programs. These are the priority coverage areas, but LITA welcomes and encourages blogging on other programs and events as well. Please feel free to volunteer to cover items not listed here. Also, note that more than one person blogging an event is allowed and even encouraged.

Wondering what exactly is going on during each session? Visit the official LITA at Annual page or ALA’s main conference page for all ALA events to see complete descriptions.

To help out, fill in a volunteer form online. No experience required to blog, though we would love to see some of our experienced volunteers back again. If you have any questions, email Brett Bonfield.

Thursday, June 24

  • 6:00 p.m. LYRASIS Lounge
  • 7:00 p.m. Eats with LITA

Friday, June 25

  • 8:00 a.m. ALA Unconference
  • 9:00 a.m. LITA PreConference: Migrating to open source library systems
  • 9:00 a.m. LITA PreConference: Open Source CMS Playroom
  • 1:00 p.m. LITA PreConference: LibGuides Customization
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Executive Committee
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Membership Committee
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA 101: LITA Open House
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA ERMIG
  • 5:30 p.m. LITA Happy Hour covered
  • 7:30 p.m. ALA Annual Open Gaming Night
  • 8:00 p.m. Eats with LITA
  • 10:00 p.m. ALA Dance Party

Saturday, June 26

  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Board of Directors Meeting I
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Program: Cloud computing for library services covered
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Committee Chairs Meeting
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Interest Group Chairs Meeting
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Joint Committee Chairs and Interest Group Chairs Meeting
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: Developing a Sustainable DInterest Groupitization Workflow
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: Rich Internet Applications for Libraries
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: Technology and the Developing World: Public Policy covered
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Program: Free Software – Now What?
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Drupal Interest Group
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Education Committee
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA JPEG2000 Interest Group
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Program: What Is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies? covered
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA WCC
  • 1:30 p.m. OITP Program: Broadband Adoption and the Role of the Public Library: Issues and Solutions
  • 3:30 p.m. ALA Membership Meeting I
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA Assessment and Research Committee
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA BIGWIG
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA MARC Format Interest Group
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA National Forum Planning 2010 Committee
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA Program: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Informing the Present by Imagining the Future covered
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA Program: Supporting the Next Generation of Public Computing
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA RFID Interest Group
  • 9:30 p.m. ALA After Hours Party

Sunday, June 27

  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Program: Playtime in the Open Source Sandbox
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Bylaws & Organization Committee
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA DInterest Groupital Library Technology Interest Group
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA International Relations Committee
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA National Forum Planning 2011 Committee
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Technology & Access Committee
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Internet Resources and Services Interest Group
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program Planning Committee
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websites covered
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: MODS and MADS: Current Implementations and Future Directions covered
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Building a Support Infrastructure for an Open-Source ILS
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Publications Committee
  • 1:00 p.m. LITA Top Technology Trends Panel
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Program: Authorized Genre, Forms and Facets in RDA
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Next Gen Catalog Interest Group
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Program: Top Tech Trends covered
  • 1:30 p.m. OITP Program: Mobile Devices, Libraries, and Public Policy
  • 3:00 p.m. LITA Awards Reception covered
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA President’s Program covered
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA Program: Who’s driving the technology bandwagon – the users or the librarians?
  • 4:00 p.m. LITA Standards Interest Group covered

Monday, June 28

  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Emerging Tech Interest Group
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Program: Coffee and Conversation with Experts
  • 8:00 a.m. LITA Standards Task Force
  • 10:30 a.m. BIGWIG Showcase
  • 10:30 a.m. ITAL Editorial Board
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Bylaws & Organization Committee
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: Emerging Technologies: Virtualization in Libraries covered
  • 10:30 a.m. LITA Program: Science Fiction: Past, Present, Future covered
  • 11:30 a.m. ALA Membership Meeting II
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Board of Directors II
  • 1:30 p.m. LITA Program: Ultimate Debate: Open Source Software, Free Beer or Free Puppy?
  • 5:30 p.m. BATTLEDECKS!

Tuesday, June 29

  • 9:00 a.m. ALA Closing Session
  • 11:00 a.m. ALA Legislative Rally