LITA Conference Buddy Program

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Going to ALA Annual this summer? Sign up for the LITA Conference Buddy Program The LITA Conference Buddy Program, which was inspired by the GLBTRT Buddy Program, is designed to make conference attendance more approachable, foster inclusion, and build connections between new LITA members and members who have attended past conferences. We hope that this […]

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LITA Personas Task Force

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Coming soon to the LITA blog: the results of the LITA Personas Task Force. The initial report contains a number of useful persona types and was submitted to the LITA Board at the ALA Midwinter 2017 conference. Look for reports on the process and each of the persona types here on the LITA blog starting […]

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New Checklists to Support Library Patron Privacy

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LITA’s Patron Privacy Interest Group has partnered with the ALA IFC’s Privacy Subcommittee to create new checklists to support library patron privacy policies. The checklists cover: data exchange between networked devices and services e-book lending and digital content vendors library management systems/integrated library systems library websites, OPACs, and discovery services public access computers and networks […]

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Interview with Scott Walter, Candidate for ALA President 2018-2019

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What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next 5-10 years? ALA is a complex and dynamic association, and the “lines” between different organizational units (Divisions, Chapters, Round Tables) are not always clear. Indeed, “lines” are precisely what we don’t want, and there will be continued emphasis in the coming years on […]

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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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