Lita Town Meeting 2007 Report

Lita Town Meeting 2007 Report: Including Results from the Group Snow Card Activity. Big huge thanks to Michelle Boule for compiling the large stack of papers and cards into something that resembled an organized mass. LITA Town Meeting What does success look like for LITA and it’s members? Mark Beatty, LITA Vice President, gave a […]

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ALA Election Results

Election Results Congratulations to the following members who have been elected to the LITA Board of Directors: Vice President/President-Elect: Andrew Pace Directors at Large (3 year terms): Mary Alice Ball and Susan Logue Director at Large (1 year term): Karen Starr LITA Councilor: Colby Riggs Elected ALA Councilors who are LITA members: Allene Hayes Janet […]

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LITA Sponsors Michelle Boule in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program

The LITA Board is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Michelle Boule to the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. LITA had a number of excellent applicants. LITA has a very bright future with such bright, rising stars. ALA has selected 100 participants for the 2007 program. Each participant will attend leadership workshops at both ALA conferences […]

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LITA to Sponsor an Emerging Leader

ALA President Leslie Burger has announced a new Emerging Leaders Program to prepare 100 librarians new to the profession in leadership (http://lb.princetonlibrary.org/emerging_leaders.html). LITA is very pleased to announced that it has agreed to sponsor one individual in this Program. Are you: –a current LITA member? –no older than 35 OR have no more than five […]

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In Memory

In this LITA’s 40th anniversary year, we have lost two icons to the profession who also served in LITA’s formative years as president. Henriette Avram passed away on April 22 and Frederick G. Kilgour passed on July 31. It’s hard to imagine today’s libraries without the work of these two giants of our profession. Their […]

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LITA 2.0

This past spring, I was fortunate to participate in the ALA Library2.0 Bootcamp sponsored by ALA. This was a wonderful learning opportunity and testing ground for how ALA could use Web2.0 concepts and tools to incorporate into the member experience of ALA. The group of people were about 50% ALA staff and 50% members. ALA […]

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First Days on the Job as LITA President

The ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans was an awe-inspiring experience on many levels. I was so overwhelmed by the gratitude of the New Orleaneans who could not have done a better job of making the 16,000+ visitors comfortable. New Orleans has a huge struggle ahead as the recovery has only begun. ALA set the […]

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