LITA Scholarships in Library and Information Science

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for three Scholarships:

LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Baker & Taylor)

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship (sponsored by Library Systems and Services, LLC)

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship (sponsored by Online Computer Library Center)

The scholarships are designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library technology field.  The committees seek those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, who demonstrate potential leadership, who hold a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries and, for the minority scholarships, those who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Hispanic).

Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for the scholarships with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference and a personal statement of the applicant’s view of what he or she can bring to the profession, with particular emphasis on experiences that indicate potential for leadership and commitment to library automation.  Economic need is considered when all other criteria are equal.  Winners must have been accepted to an ALA recognized MLS Program.

You can apply for LITA scholarships through the single online application hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The ALA Scholarship Application Database will open Sept. 15.

References, transcripts and other documents must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2015 for consideration.  All materials should be submitted to American Library Association, Scholarship Clearinghouse, c/o Human Resource Development & Recruitment, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL  60611-2795.  If you have questions about a LITA Scholarships please email the LITA Office at vedmonds@ala.org.

The winners will be announced at the LITA President’s Program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Jobs in Information Technology: September 17

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Assistant University Archivist for Public Service, Princeton University/Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton, NJ

Coordinator, Digital Library Service, Florida Virtual Campus, Gainesville, FL

Database and Metadata Management Coordinator, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Field Engineer Implementation Consultant, EnvisionWare, Inc, San Diego, CA

Implementation Consultant, EnvisionWare,  Inc,  Duluth, GA

Metadata Manager, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oak, CA

Project Analyst, User Experience,  Sage Publications, Thousand Oak, CA

Systems Librarian, Colgate University,  Hamilton, NY

Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator, University Libraries, Virginia Tech Blacksburg,  VI

Technology Development Librarian, Wichita State University Libraries, Wichita, KS

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting.

Jobs in Information Technology: September 10

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore – Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD

Geosciences and Maps Librarian, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Librarian, The Westport Library, Westport, CT

Programmer Analyst I, University Library – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Web Developer and User Interface Specialist,University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Jobs in Information Technology: September 3

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Audiovisual Archivist, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Business Librarian, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

IT Quality Assurance Analyst, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Altoona campus, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Altoona, PA

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting.

Jobs in Information Technology: August 20

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Information Technology Specialist, Texas Library Association, Austin, TX

User Experience Librarian, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,  AR

Web Services Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting.

Jobs in Information Technology: August 6

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Project Director, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data(NACJD), University of Michigan/ICPSR,  Ann Arbor, MI

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting.

LITA Board invites you to join this meeting online – Friday, August 15, 2014

The LITA Board invites you to join this meeting online on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Central.

Summary:  I will be in the room and available 30 minutes prior to the meeting start to ensure that you can hear and see the room working properly on your equipment.

Please note:  It is strongly recommended that all attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. Attendees can also use a mic with headphones or earbuds if headsets are not available. The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo.

Join the meeting by clicking the following link:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r56hz01j64s/
View the meeting agenda: http://connect.ala.org/file-manager/group/64647/081514-Board%20Meeting

If you have any questions, recommendations, or wish to discuss any of this, please leave a comment or contact the LITA office, lita (at) ala.org.

Jobs in Information Technology: July 30

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

Deputy University Librarian and Director of Library Technology, University of Georgia Libraries,  Athens, GA

Librarian (Library IT Systems),  IMF,  Washington, DC

Supervising Programmer/Analyst, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting

Jobs in Information Technology: July 23

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services, and Commonwealth Campuses, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Park, PA

Associate Dean for Research, Collections, and Scholarly Communications, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Park, PA

Associate Dean for Technology, Discovery, and Digital Services, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Park, PA

Dean, Libraries and Educational Technologies,  James Madison University,  Harrisonburg, VA

Emerging Technologies Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indianapolis, IN

Senior Programmer/Analyst, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting.

Jobs in Information Technology: July 16

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.


New This Week

Head Librarian, Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus,  Pennsylvania State University,  Wilkes-Barre, PA

Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Summer Reading Regional Presenter,  Kansas Library Consultants for Youth,  Manhattan, KS

Technical Content Specialist, Computercraft Corporation, Bethesda, MD

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a  job posting.