It begins…

When I decided to write about my time as LITA Vice-President/President-Elect, I knew I would be writing about LITA committees and making appointments to them, about LITA Forum and my experience there, and about my experience with the LITA Board in general.  I’m delighted to learn that there are other responsibilities of the Vice-President, and […]

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New ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee

LITA and the Association for Library Collections &Technical Services (ALCTS) , with the support of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), divisions of the American Library Association, are pleased to announce the formation of the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee. The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee will play a leadership role in the creation and development of metadata standards for bibliographic information. […]

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Assessment & Research Committee Midwinter 2009 Meeting Report

DATE: 1/24/2009 GROUP: Assessment and Research Committee CHAIRS: Diane Bisom, Bonnie Postlethwaite REPORTER: Bonnie Postlethwaite CONFERENCE: Midwinter MEETING: Committee meeting ATTENDEES: 12 CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Discussion Items & Actions: Approved minutes from prior meeting. Mary Taylor presented data files on LITA membership (available on Committee’s Google docs site).  Available data points cover various parameters, such as […]

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LITA Electronic Participation Implementation Task Force

LITA has volunteered to assist in the implementation of the Electronic Participation Task Force report in any way that is deemed appropriate.  Mary Ghikas, ALA Senior Associate Executive Director, has posed the question, if ALA provides Internet connectivity in hotels as well as the convention center for Annual Conferences and Midwinters, what can we do […]

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Technology & Access Committee Midwinter 2009 Meeting Report

DATE: 1/25/2009 GROUP: Technology and Access Committee CHAIR: David Nutty REPORTER: David Nutty CONFERENCE: Midwinter MEETING: Committee meeting ATTENDEES: 9 CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Planning for a program at ALA Annual Chicago has been the main focus of the committee prior to and at the Midwinter Meeting in Denver.  The committee has focused the topic to Net […]

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Education Committee Midwinter 2009 Meeting Report

DATE: 1/24/2009 GROUP: Education Committee CHAIRS: David Ward, Mandy Havert REPORTER: David Ward CONFERENCE: Midwinter ATTENDEES: 12 CURRENT ACTIVITIES: LITA Education combined with Regional Institutes in the past year.  We spent from Annual 08 – Midwinter 09 reviewing our charge and creating organizational documents to track and help guide the newly combined committee’s role. Part […]

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Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award Committee: Midwinter 2009 Meeting Report

DATE: 1/23/2009 GROUP: LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award CHAIR: Martin Halbert REPORTER: Martin Halbert CONFERENCE: Midwinter ATTENDEES: 5 CURRENT ACTIVITIES: The LITA Brett Butler Award Committee met on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at 1:30 PM in the Colorado Convention Center room 712.  Several members were absent because of budget cuts in travel at their institutions.  Attending […]

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