Volunteer for LITA!

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 […]

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LITA Personas Task Force Survey

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 […]

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The President’s Post – #1

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.

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Transmission #8 – Return to Regularly Scheduled Programming

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 […]

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Librarians in the Wild: Selling Librarian Skills Outside of Libraries

  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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Are You For Real? Exploring Virtual Reality Within The Academic Setting

Virtual reality is all the rage these days, with options ranging from complete virtual worlds real or imagined, to new programs that allow users to conduct surgery on digital patients. According to Educause, VR “uses visual, auditory, and sometimes other sensory inputs to create an immersive, computer-generated environment. VR headsets fully cover users’ eyes and […]

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