LITA and ALA 2016 elections now open

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 […]

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LITA Updates, March 11, 2016

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 […]

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Vote for Us! DH Awards 2015

We’re honored that the LITA blog has been nominated by the Digital Humanities Awards in the category “Best DH Blog Post or Series of Posts“. Though the DH Awards don’t point to any specific posts as the basis for their nomination, we’re guessing it’s because of posts like Grace Thomas’ post on using Omeka in […]

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2016 Election Slate

The LITA Board is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2016 spring election: Candidates for Vice-President/President-Elect David Lee King Andromeda Yelton Candidates for Director-at-Large, 2 elected for a 3-year term Breanne Kirsch Topher Lawton Holbrook Sample Evviva Weinraub Candidates for LITA Councilor, 1 elected for a 3-year term Aaron Dobbs Debra Shapiro […]

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Register for “Makerspaces: Inspiration and Action” at ALA Midwinter

How do you feel about 40,000 square feet full of laser cutters, acetylene torches, screen presses, and sewing machines? Or community-based STEAM programming for kids? Or lightsabers? If these sound great, you should register for the LITA “Makerspaces: Inspiration and Action” tour at Midwinter! We’ll whisk you off to Somerville for tours, nuts and bolts […]

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Editorial Response to “Is Technology Bringing in More Skillful Male Librarians?”

Hi LITA members (and beyond): My name is Brianna Marshall and I am the editor of the LITA blog. Last week, the post “Is Technology Bringing in More Skillful Male Librarians?” by Jorge Perez was published on the blog. The post has understandably sparked considerable discussion on Twitter. Jorge has indicated an interest in writing a […]

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