LITA Annual Report, 2014-2015

As we reflect on 2014-2015, it’s fair to say that LITA, despite some financial challenges, has had numerous successes and remains a thriving organization. Three areas – membership, education, and publications – bring in the most revenue for LITA. Of those, membership is the largest money generator. However, membership has been on a decline, a […]

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Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning

Check out the newest LITA Guide: Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning Most library disaster plans focus on response and recovery from collection and facilities disasters, such as fire and floods. But because technology is becoming ever more integral to libraries’ role in their communities, any interruption in service and resources is a serious matter. A […]

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Marta M. Deyrup receives Award for Distinguished Service

Marta M. Deyrup of Seton Hall University Libraries is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, granted by the New Jersey Library Association’s College and University Section / Association of College and Research Libraries New Jersey chapter. This honor is awarded annually to an individual who, by his or her outstanding contributions, has directly […]

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March issue of ITAL available

I’m pleased to announce the publication of the March issue of Information Technology and Libraries. Issue contents are listed below. To receive automatic notifications of future issues, please subscribe to ITAL. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome, please send to: Bob Gerrity ITAL Editor gerrityr (at) gmail.com Information Technology and Libraries Volume 32, Number 1 (March 2013) CONTENTS Editorials […]

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LITA Guide: Improving the visibility and use of digital repositories through SEO

Recent OCLC surveys show that less than 2 percent of library users begin their search on a library website, which is why search engine optimization (SEO) is so crucial. And though a survey of faculty researchers at four major universities showed that most consider Google and Google Scholar amazingly effective for their research, low Google […]

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LITA Guide Available: Implementing virtual reference services

Social Web technologies present an often confusing array of options for answering library users’ reference questions. In “Implementing Virtual Reference Services: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, editor Beth C. Thomsett-Scott applies 20 years’ experience as a reference librarian to sort through the clutter of tools and technologies in the industry. Contributors from across […]

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December issue of ITAL Available

The December issue of Information Technology and Libraries is available at: http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/current Issue contents are listed below. To receive automatic notifications of future issues, please subscribe to ITAL here: https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/notification/subscribeMailList. Please note the the first volume of the Journal of Library Automation (JOLA), first published in 1968, is also now available online. JOLA was the […]

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Jump-starting a career as a digital librarian

The skills of digital librarianship are more crucial than ever, and these same skills are in high demand outside the field, from tech startups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centers bringing together professors, computer scientists and information technologists.  “Jump-Start Your Career As a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, helps readers map out a career […]

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