LITA Top Tech Trends Annual Program Evaluation

The LITA TTT Committee welcomed an estimated 600+ attendees to the panel session Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. A hearty thanks goes out to each panelist for their insights and willingness to participate in sharing their knowledge: Lorcan Dempsey, Clifford Lynch, Nina McHale, Monique Szendze, and Jennifer Wright. The program evaluation form is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VW6CCMF and we welcome your thoughts to help inform tweaks or changes that may help with future programs.

LITA and Top Tech Trends on YouTube

LITA is piloting a new YouTube presence, and the Top Technology Trends Committee is excited to be a part of this effort. The Committee is working on a pilot project to share short, informal videos from past and present Top Technology Trends panelists. These videos will serve as current sound-bytes on technology trends of interest to the library community. It’s hoped that the number of videos will grow over time, and play a role in fostering a sense of community during the time between ALA’s Annual and Midwinter meetings. The Committee would like to thank Jason Griffey for producing the first video, available now at LITA LibraryInfoTech’s Channel

Don’t Miss the Top Tech Trends Panel in New Orleans!

We have a great panel this year for Top Tech Trends Panel at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans! 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.

When: Sunday, June 26, 2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Convention Center, Auditorium A

The illustrious panelists:

  • Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC
  • Clifford Lynch, CNI
  • Nina McHale, Univ of Colorado, Denver
  • Monique Sendze, Douglas Country (CO) Libraries
  • Jennifer Wright, Free Library of Philadelphia

Top Tech Trends LiveBlog

Join us Sunday January 9, 2011 for the Top Technology Trends panel. The session will be live-blogged by TTT committee members; the live blog will also capture any messages posted to twitter with the hashtag #alamwttt.

You can also watch the video stream here.

LITA Top Tech Trends at Midwinter in San Diego

WHEN:
Sunday, January 9, 2011, 8 – 9:30am pacific time

WHERE:

  • San Diego Convention Center SDCC-Room 26 A/B
  • Here at litablog.org for live streaming and live blogging
  • Twitter #alamwttt

The illustrious panelists will be:

  • Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
  • Rachel Frick, Program Director, Digital Library Federation
  • Erik Mitchell, Assistant Director for Technology Services, Wake Forest University
  • Monique Sendze, Associate Director of Information Technology, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado
  • Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian, McMaster University

Join us for a fun and casual discussion, moderated by Jason Vaughan, LITA Top Tech Trends Committee chair.

Don’t Miss the BIGWIG Showcase!

showcaseWe have a great line-up this year for the BIGWIG Showcase at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC! Monday, June 28, from 10:30am to Noon.

One week before the conference, check the Showcase page for links to author bios and to actually view the presentations prior to the Showcase!  Presenters won’t be giving their presentation at ALA, but rather you’ll have an opportunity to get an overview and engage in small group conversation with presenters and other attendees.

Topics:

  • Libraries MUST Have A New Electronic Content Access and Distribution Infrastructure  (Michael Porter)
  • User Research on a Shoestring (Erin White and Susan Teague-Rector)
  • Information Overload & Personal Information Management (Bohyun Kim)
  • iPad and Tablet computers (David Lee King)
  • Teaching with Twitter (Ellen Filgo)
  • Qrcodes & Mobile Knowledge Networks (Bonnie Rosalen and Kelly Sattler)

Vote for BIGWIG Showcase Topics

The 4th Annual BIGWIG Showcase takes place at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC on June 28, 2010 from 10:30am to Noon.  Location: TBD

There are some great topics in the running, but we need your help to pick the top ones. VOTE today!

You can also suggest a topic that’s not on the list. It can be anything related to libraries and emerging technology, from social media to discovery platforms to open-source tools to using tech tools in new or innovative ways. Use your imagination!

Also, if you are interested in presenting on a topic yourself, please indicate that in the comments and you will be contacted with details following  the voting.

Don’t forget to VOTE by Friday, May 14, 2010.

Looking for topics and presenters for the BIGWIG Showcase at ALA Annual

It’s time for the 4th Annual BIGWIG Showcase at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC, Monday, June 28, 2010 from 10:30am to Noon.  Location: TBD

The BIGWIG Showcase, (formerly  the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase), is a great event, but for it to be successful, we need your help!  In the interests of staying as “current” and relevant as possible,  we would like you to propose topics for this year’s Showcase.

You can do that here:  http://www.yourbigwig.com/node/add/topic

Once done posting a topic, you can view and vote on your favorite topics  here:  http://www.yourbigwig.com/topics/2010

A topic can be anything related to libraries and emerging technology, from social media to discovery platforms to open-source tools to using tech tools in new or innovative ways. Use your imagination!

Also, if you are interested in presenting on this topic yourself, please put your name down and you will be contacted with details following  the voting.

Please keep topics somewhat general – but provide more details, if desired, in the “comments” portion.

So suggest a topic and or vote on a topic for the showcase by Friday, May 14, 2010.

Call for Bloggers at Annual 2009

Attending the ALA 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago this July? Be a part of the fun and blog for LITA! We need volunteers to blog about sessions, speakers, and general conference atmosphere.

We would like coverage for as many of the sessions as possible, so see the current Blog Schedule and pick one (or more) and join the LITA Blogging Community.

Interested? Sign up HERE, and you’ll be added to the schedule. No experience is required to blog, though we would love to see some of our experienced volunteers back again. If you have any questions, email Michele Mizejewski.

Official Call for Volunteer Bloggers at Forum 2008

The LITA National Forum will be held October 16 – 19, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The LITA Blog will, of course, be there to report on the happenings — sharing as much of the fun and learning as possible with those who cannot attend this year.

But, as always, we need your help!

Do you like to write? Looking for new ways to get involved? Take this opportunity to become a LITA Blogger!

The blog schedule for Forum has been posted and will be updated as we receive volunteers. There are many sessions to be covered on a variety of topics, so your help is needed more than ever.

If you are interested, please email Michele Mizejewski and let her know what session(s) you would like to cover and if you are new to LITA Blog.

We will be taking volunteers up to and during the conference.