LITA to Sponsor an Emerging Leader

ALA President Leslie Burger has announced a new Emerging Leaders Program to prepare 100 librarians new to the profession in leadership (http://lb.princetonlibrary.org/emerging_leaders.html). LITA is very pleased to announced that it has agreed to sponsor one individual in this Program. Are you: –a current LITA member? –no older than 35 OR have no more than five […]

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In Memory

In this LITA’s 40th anniversary year, we have lost two icons to the profession who also served in LITA’s formative years as president. Henriette Avram passed away on April 22 and Frederick G. Kilgour passed on July 31. It’s hard to imagine today’s libraries without the work of these two giants of our profession. Their […]

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LITA 2.0

This past spring, I was fortunate to participate in the ALA Library2.0 Bootcamp sponsored by ALA. This was a wonderful learning opportunity and testing ground for how ALA could use Web2.0 concepts and tools to incorporate into the member experience of ALA. The group of people were about 50% ALA staff and 50% members. ALA […]

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First Days on the Job as LITA President

The ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans was an awe-inspiring experience on many levels. I was so overwhelmed by the gratitude of the New Orleaneans who could not have done a better job of making the 16,000+ visitors comfortable. New Orleans has a huge struggle ahead as the recovery has only begun. ALA set the […]

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Impressions from CNI

As the LITA Representative to the Coalition for Networked Informationn (CNI), I had the privilege of attending the Fall 2005 (Dec. 5-6) and Spring 2006 (April 3-4) CNI meetings. CNI meetings are always professionally invigorating. Cutting edge work is being reported on. As its name suggests, networking is key to the success of these meetings […]

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