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.
Don’t miss this repeat of the highly popular how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out. Tuesday April 12, 2016 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central Time Register now for this webinar This LITA Webinar promises a fun time learning how to create instructional videos. Have you ever wanted to create […]
Consider this important new LITA web course: Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians Instructors: Jessica Olin, Director of the Library, Robert H. Parker Library, Wesley College; and Holly Mabry, Digital Services Librarian, Gardner-Webb University Starting August 1, 2016 Registration is now open. A Moodle based web course with asynchronous weekly content lessons, tutorials, assignments, and […]
Help shape the future of LITA by voting and then staying in touch with your elected officials to make your voice heard. The 2016 election will be open March 15 – April 22, and results will be announced on April 29. For the 2016 election, eligible members will be sent their voting credentials via email […]
In this issue of LITA Updates Hello from Your New Executive Director, Jenny Levine 2016 Election runs March 15 – April 22 LITA at ALA Annual (Hear Dr. Safiya Noble Speak at our President’s Program) Meet LITA Emerging Leader Melissa Stoner Current Online Learning Opportunities New #LITAchats on Twitter SAVE THE DATE: This year’s LITA […]