As I explained in my previous post, the Librarians in the Wild series will highlight non-library fields that are a good match for librarians looking to expand their career horizons. Given LITA’s technology focus, I thought it would be appropriate to focus this first post on Information Architecture. What is it? At its core, the field […]
Introduction In my previous post I showed how we turned a Raspberry Pi into a digital display device by installing a Video Looper application. Now let’s take a look at how to fill that display with content. First, do yourself a favor and read fellow writer Leanne Mobley’s wonderful post on design resources for librarians. […]
Do you want to… learn and apply valuable skills? meet colleagues from all over the US (and maybe even beyond)? help your colleagues learn, grow, and have great experiences with LITA? Then please volunteer for a LITA committee! As the LITA Vice President, I’m responsible (along with the Appointments Committee) for making committee appointments happen. What am […]
It’s our ninth webisode, and we’re lucky to be joined by Whitni Watkins, intrepid Web Systems Engineer at Analog Devices and long-time LITA Blogger. Watch this ‘sode, read her posts, and check out her web presence. Begin Transmission will return on 9/26/2016!
The LITA Personas Task Force seeks your help in developing personas in order to identify who are a natural fit for LITA. We invite everyone who works in the overlapping space between libraries and technology, whether or not you belong to LITA, to participate. This survey is designed to assess your needs and identify how you […]
Now, onto some new business. The first LITA Board Meeting is TODAY September 7th at 11am Pacific. I encourage everyone to tune in at https://ala.adobeconnect.com/litaboard, and not just the fans of parliamentary procedure snafus (you know who you are!). We will be discussing, and hopefully adopting, the new LITA Strategic Plan. Once adopted, this document will stay as is over the next two years and help guide LITA’s activities, specifically helping us to decide how to spend our most valuable commodity: our time. The document has four major focus areas: Member Engagement, Organizational Sustainability, Education and Professional Development, and Advocacy and Information Policy. You can check out the final draft of the Strategic Plan, along with a very preliminary draft of the tactical plan, at the ALA Connect Node 256917.
The more I work with faculty and students on integrating new technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality into the curriculum, the more I think about ways we can measure learning for non-Information Literacy related competencies. How do we know that students know how to use a 3D printer successfully? How can we measure […]
Thank you to everyone who participated in my feedback survey! I have parsed the results (a little less than 100 responses) and I’m currently thinking through format changes. I’ll give a full update on the changes to come and more after we conclude our initial ten interviews in October. Stay tuned, faithful viewers. In today’s […]
When I decided to pursue the MLIS seven years ago, it wasn’t so that I could tap into a vast supply of readily available Librarian positions. I did it because I was drawn to the profession and intrigued about how technology was changing it. My first job search as a degree-toting Librarian was a lucky one: I […]
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