So, what’s the deal with committees, anyway?

Good question, and I’m glad you asked. I need your help with that. LITA has 20 committees to which members must be appointed annually by the Vice-President. We also send representatives to twenty other committees, groups, task forces and organizations. Some terms are multi-year; some committee members can be reappointed; some chairs come from the […]

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Tell us what you envision for LITA

Were you unable to attend LITA’s Town Meeting at Midwinter 2013 in Seattle? We would still like to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and give the LITA leadership your thoughts on what works in LITA and what you’d like to see LITA become. Not a LITA member? No […]

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Join us during the Town Meeting, from wherever you are

Hi, everyone! This year’s Town Meeting will be Monday, January 28, from 8:30 – 10:00 PDT, in room 302 of the Convention Center.  We will be streaming audio, and we welcome your participation via IRC and a Google Doc.  Here are the details: LITA’s Ustream channel Because of the wifi challenges, the Town Meeting is […]

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LITA Town Meeting at #alamw13 in Seattle

You can read all the gory details in this Connect thread, but if you’re going to ALA Midwinter in Seattle next week, please consider joining the LITA Board for this year’s Town meeting, where we will enjoy breakfast, and then work together to Re-imagine LITA. Monday, January 28, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., TCC 302. Agenda (subject […]

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Want to serve in ALA? Volunteer by November 2

One of my duties as LITA VP is to participate in the Committee on Appointments, which recommends names for appointment to several ALA-level committees.  The deadline for volunteering for an appointment that will begin after Annual Conference 2013 is November 2.  Appointments are generally for two years, but there are some exceptions. Please also note that […]

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It begins…

When I decided to write about my time as LITA Vice-President/President-Elect, I knew I would be writing about LITA committees and making appointments to them, about LITA Forum and my experience there, and about my experience with the LITA Board in general.  I’m delighted to learn that there are other responsibilities of the Vice-President, and […]

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Draft new LITA vision statement

Hey everyone, At yesterday’s meeting, the Board spent time crafting a new vision statement for LITA.  We would LOVE your feedback on this before we finalize it on Monday afternoon, in the form of comments below, tweets, photos, whatever!  If you’re in Anaheim this weekend, buttonhole one of your Board members in the hallway–look for […]

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What is LITA?

At our meeting on Friday, the LITA board (your board!) conducted an exercise to craft an updated vision statement for our organization. We started out by thinking of organizations that inspire us and listing the attrubites that we admire about that organization. Some people talked about non-profits, some about online businesses or communities and some […]

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