Unfortunately for Committee Chairs, the meeting room posted in the schedule was filled with another group. The Chairs met in the hall of the Marriot and discussed issues such as getting new committee members onto the committee electronic discussion lists and getting new chairs onto the ComChairs list. The nagging problem of meeting no-shows was […]
The IG and Committee Chairs meeting is held at each conference in order to discuss issues that Chairs have, and also to provide time and space for all the LITA leadership to interact face to face. Pres. President Mark Beatty encouraged all Chairs to report out about what we’re doing. He asked all Chairs to […]
Membership Development discussed the Research and Assessment Committee workshop and implications for forthcoming activities. The membership has increased slightly and is slowly reaching former pre-dues-increase levels. The student category is the fastest growing category. The Committee had a brief discussion of “what next?” in terms of target groups and mention public libraries and technologists who […]
The Standards Interest Group meeting on January 12th from 4-6 was very informative. Todd Carpenter, the managing director of NISO, began by giving the group a very thorough report on current NISO activities. Mr. Carpenter described 2007 as a very busy and fruitful year for NISO. NISO received a quarter of a million dollars in […]
IG Chairs that were represented at the meeting: Bylaws Authority & Control BIGWIG Distance Learning Imagineering Open Source Systems Internet Resources Remember to renew your Interest Group. Everyone should have gotten an email about the renewal â€¦ if you are the chair, you need to be so listed on the website. Check the ComChair list. […]
Per the Web Advisory Committee (WAC) The design concept for the ALA website is now available for review. It’s up in Philadelphia on kiosks in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, but anyone can get to the site from anywhere. The URL is http://alamockups.luminanze.com. Please visit when you get a chance. , Feel free to publicize the […]
I have posted my Top Tech Trends on LibrarianInBlack.net. Feel free to comment either here or there (though actually reading the trends first is preferred).
I just posted my trends over at Free Range Librarian. I realize I left off OPACs, after writing about them all fall. I’ll keep those thoughts as a extra-speshul treat for our meeting this Sunday morning at o’dark-thirty. See you all then!
Friday, January 11, 2008, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks. Cebu Restaurant and Bar123 Chestnut Street, Old City, Philadelphia (215) 629-1100 The hosts at Cebu have offered LITA the following: […]
Here, listed in no priority order, is a set of top technology trends/predictions for fellow librarians to chew on during the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting, 2008. The use of Linux as a server platform as well as a desktop platform will increase – The latest version of Windows seems to have gone over like a lead […]