Call for LITA Guides

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                  LITA is looking to expand its popular LITA Guide series. Topics for consideration include: Tools for big data Developing in-house technology expertise Budgeting for technology Writing a technology plan K-12 technology Applications of agile development for libraries Grant writing for library technology Security for library systems […]

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Meet Your Candidates for the 2017 LITA Election

The LITA Board is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2017 spring election: Vice-President/President-Elect Bohyun Kim David Lee King Director-at-Large, 3 elected, each for a 3-year term Michael Robert Bolam Lindsay Cronk Amanda L. Goodman Margaret Heller Berika S. Williams Voting in the 2017 ALA election will run March 13 – April 5, and […]

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Interview with Loida Garcia-Febo, Candidate for ALA President 2018-2019

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What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next five to ten years? It will be of great benefit for Divisions to continue to strive to be more member-driven organizations. I see increase in virtual participation and a restructure of the committee system. All lead by what works best for the members, […]

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Fostering Digital Literacy at the Reference Desk

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Computing and digital literacy initiatives aren’t new in the library — planned programs and educational offerings that support digital citizenship exist in nearly every library in the nation. But digital literacy is developed not only via programs and classes; learning is supported by informal interactions between library staff and patrons. It’s important not to overlook […]

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#NoFilter: Social Media Content Ideas for Libraries

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In my previous blog entry, I introduced the #NoFilter series which will explore some of the challenges and concerns pertaining to social media and its use in the library. For this post, let’s consider a topic that can be simultaneously fun and perplexing: generating quality content for social media! Thoughtful, consistent, and varied content is […]

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