What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next five to ten years? I don’t think there will be any huge changes. I hope that we more willing to share with one another, have less of a feeling of silos and more a feeling of collaboration. I expect our Retired Members RT […]
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, […]
Apply now for the LITA Conference Buddy Program for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting LITA is excited to announce a new program designed to make conference attendance more approachable, foster inclusion, and build connections. Inspired by the GLBTRT Buddy Program, we hope that this program will help us to foster stronger relationships among LITA members […]
Did you know that LITA co-sponsors three different awards, all of which recognize achievements in the field of library technology? We’re currently accepting nominations for all of them, so nominate yourself or a colleague today! LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award The LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award is given for the best unpublished manuscript on a […]
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 […]
The LITA blog is seeking regular contributors interested in writing easily digestible, thought-provoking blog posts that are fun to read (and hopefully to write!). If you’re doing innovative work, finding ingenious solutions, or could conceivably be described as a “Library Technology MacGyver” we want you.
Fellow LITA Members: By now you are aware of the violence that occurred overnight in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and nine officers and civilians were wounded when a gunman opened fire during a peaceful protest about the recent deaths of black men at the hands of police in other cities. Our thoughts and […]
Dr. June Abbas, Professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). The Kilgour Award is given for research relevant to the […]
Tanya Johnson has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled “Let’s Get Virtual: An Examination of Best Practices to Provide Public Access to Digital Versions of Three-Dimensional Objects.” Johnson is a MLIS candidate at the Rutgers School […]
Please join us in congratulating our newly elected LITA officers: Andromeda Yelton, Vice-President/President-Elect Topher Lawton, Board Member-at-Large Evviva Weinraub, Board Member-at-Large Aaron Dobbs, LITA Councilor View ALA election results on the ALA website.