2014 Forum Proposals Due February 24, 2014

The 2014 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for excellent pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 17th annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 5-8, 2014. The 2014 theme, “Transformation: From Node to Network”, reflects the ongoing evolution of libraries from being seen as largely standalone institutions focused […]

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ALA launches free e-government webinar series

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland at College Park are pleased to announce the re-launch of Lib2Gov, an online e-government resource for librarians. Over the past few months, both organizations have worked to transition LibEGov—a project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library […]

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Four Local Libraries Honored for Offering Cutting-edge Services

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized four libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; and University Park, Pennsylvania. The recognition, which is presented by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), showcases libraries […]

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2014 Election Slate

The LITA Board is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2014 spring election as follows: Candidates for President-elect Adriene Lim Thomas Dowling Candidates for Directors at Large, 3 elected for 3 year terms Jenny Emanuel Taylor Evviva Weinraub Lajoie Jason J. Battles Susan Sharpless Smith Ranti Junus Bohyun Kim Candidates for […]

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“Building Community through Making” free webinar series continues with “Making Strategic Partnerships”

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s second installment of the Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” will be “Making Strategic Partnerships,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 13, 2013. The January webinar, “Making Strategic Partnerships,” includes Lynne Shain and Jerry Crisci, co-directors of the […]

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Free webinar to kick off ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Community Building and Makerspaces” series

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, begins on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST. The December webinar, “Community Engagement through Making,” includes Steve Teeri, Technology Training Associate at the Detroit Public Library and founder of the HYPE […]

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LITA Web Course Available: Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript

LITA is announcing the availability of Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST on January 6, 8, 10, and 13, 2014. Geolocation, Native video, Offline storage, Semantic markup elements, Responsive web design, Canvas elements, Voice input, Drag and Drop, […]

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LITA Offering two full-day workshops in Philadelphia

LITA is offering two Midwinter Workshops on Friday, January 24, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in Philadelphia. Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online will be presented by Doralyn Rossmann, Scott Young, Angela Tate, and Mary Anne Hansen of Montana State University Library. Presenters will go beyond the basics by demonstrating how to create a social media guide […]

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