An Interview with Emerging Leader Catie Sahadath

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Tell us about your library job. What do you love about it? I am the Social Sciences Data Librarian at the University of Ottawa Library. My primary role is providing support for data resources to faculty and students whose research requires secondary resources. This includes helping them with finding, interpreting, manipulating, and analyzing data resources. I […]

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#NoFilter: Social Media and Its Use in the Library

Time and again we hear how useful social media is for library outreach. Use social media for advertising events in the library! Use social media to provide book recommendations! Use social media to alert patrons to library hours and services! Use social media to highlight collections! And yet for many libraries (academic, research, public, corporate, […]

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PLA Awards in Library Technology

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PLA’s service awards and grants highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity, and dedication to public libraries. The deadline to apply for PLA 2017 Service Awards and Grants is December 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central. The Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music / Video Product Award is designed […]

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Humanities & Technology at the Crossroads: Launching an Online Book Group

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My library hosts several book groups; last year, I facilitated 10 groups, with members reading everything from graphic novels to Iranian literature, at an average attendance of 7 members per group meeting. I arrange reading groups with an eye to what might appeal to a wide range of patrons, whether groups are led by experts […]

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Drag-and-Drop Outlook Calendar Hack

That image is the insanity that is my Outlook calendar. There’s a lot of stuff going on in it. We’ve talked about hacking Outlook before here at LITA blog, but there’s a ton you can do with Outlook to help organize yourself and become more productive. While Whtini talked about using the calendar to track projects which […]

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It’s Almost LITA Forum Time!

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2016 LITA Forum Fort Worth, TX November 17-20, 2016 #litaforum Online registration closes at midnight, Sunday November 13, 2016. Onsite registration will be available at the Forum site, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Check out the 2016 LITA Forum website now for the schedule, program descriptions and speakers. You’re sure to find sessions and more sessions […]

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Librarians in the Wild: Information Architecture

  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 […]

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Digital Displays on a Budget: Content

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. […]

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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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