Call for submissions for the LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information […]

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This is Jeopardy! Or, How Do People Actually Get On That Show?

Joanna Messer Kimmitt and Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!

This past November, American Libraries published a delightful article on librarians that have appeared on the iconic game show Jeopardy! It turns out one of our active LITA members also recently appeared on the show. Here’s her story… On Wednesday, October 18th, one of my lifelong dreams will come true: I’ll be a contestant on Jeopardy! […]

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Reminder: LITA Award Nominations Close December 31

Nominations for all three of LITA’s awards are open through December 31, 2017. Each one honors innovative library technology work and includes a monetary award in addition to a plaque or citation. Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, […]

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Interview with Ken Varnum

Ken Varnum, editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), kindly agreed to meet with me last month when he was in Denver for the 2017 LITA forum. We discussed his early exposure to technology, what he reads for fun, and his vision for the future of ITAL. Below is the interview in its entirety and […]

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LITA Forum 2017 Preview

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The LITA Membership Development Committee will be moderating another Twitter #LITAchat on October 27, 2017 12:00pm CDT. This month we invite you to participate in discussing the upcoming LITA Forum November 9-12 in Denver. Joining us will be Aimee Fifarek, LITA Past President, to answer questions and talk about some of the exciting speakers and […]

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LITA Guides: Call for Proposals

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LITA is looking to expand its popular LITA Guide series. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers would like to offer a $250 gift card for the best LITA book proposal.  Proposals must be submitted by DECEMBER 15th, 2017. 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 […]

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Call for Panelists – 2018 ALA LITA Top Trends Program – Final Reminder!

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We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2018 ALA Midwinter LITA Top Tech Trends program in Denver, CO!  You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers. Deadline extended to Wednesday, November 1, 2017. LITA’s Top Trends Program has traditionally been one of […]

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