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 […]
In this LITAâ€™s 40th anniversary year, we have lost two icons to the profession who also served in LITAâ€™s formative years as president. Henriette Avram passed away on April 22 and Frederick G. Kilgour passed on July 31. Itâ€™s hard to imagine todayâ€™s libraries without the work of these two giants of our profession. Their […]
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 […]
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 […]
The following are the suggestions that came out of the LITA Town Meeting which focused on the education goal. (Thanks to Pat Ensor and Michelle Boule for their summaries on the LITA Blog.) The following is my summary along with action items discussed at the Spring meeting of the LITA Executive Committee. Many action items […]
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 […]
One of LITA’s 3 strategic objectives is ‘to educate’. LITA seeks your input on how to meet this objective through this blog and at the LITA Town Meeting at the ALA Mid-Winter conference on January 23. Please participate in making your organization work for you!