Online Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks Presenter: Jaclyn McKewan Tuesday November 8, 2016 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required) This course has been re-scheduled from a previous date. Become a lean, mean productivity machine! In this 90 minute webinar we’ll discuss free online […]
It’s our ninth webisode, and we’re lucky to be joined by Whitni Watkins, intrepid Web Systems Engineer at Analog Devices and long-time LITA Blogger. Watch this ‘sode, read her posts, and check out her web presence. Begin Transmission will return on 9/26/2016!
The proposals submission deadline for LITA programs at the 2017 ALA Annual conference has been extended two weeks until September 23, 2016. Submit Your Call for Proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference Programs and Preconferences! The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2017 Annual American Library Association Conference. […]
Social Media For My Institution: from “mine” to “ours” Instructor: Dr. Plamen Miltenoff Wednesdays, 10/19/2016 – 11/9/2016 Blended format web course Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required) This course has been re-scheduled from a previous date. This course is for librarians who want to explore the institutional application of social media. Based […]
New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Columbia University Libraries, Systems Engineer, Library Information Technology Office (LITO), New York, NY […]
The LITA Personas Task Force seeks your help in developing personas in order to identify who are a natural fit for LITA. We invite everyone who works in the overlapping space between libraries and technology, whether or not you belong to LITA, to participate. This survey is designed to assess your needs and identify how you […]
Now, onto some new business. The first LITA Board Meeting is TODAY September 7th at 11am Pacific. I encourage everyone to tune in at https://ala.adobeconnect.com/litaboard, and not just the fans of parliamentary procedure snafus (you know who you are!). We will be discussing, and hopefully adopting, the new LITA Strategic Plan. Once adopted, this document will stay as is over the next two years and help guide LITA’s activities, specifically helping us to decide how to spend our most valuable commodity: our time. The document has four major focus areas: Member Engagement, Organizational Sustainability, Education and Professional Development, and Advocacy and Information Policy. You can check out the final draft of the Strategic Plan, along with a very preliminary draft of the tactical plan, at the ALA Connect Node 256917.
The more I work with faculty and students on integrating new technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality into the curriculum, the more I think about ways we can measure learning for non-Information Literacy related competencies. How do we know that students know how to use a 3D printer successfully? How can we measure […]
New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Innovative Interfaces Inc., Support Manager (Libraries), Syracuse, NY Columbia University Libraries, Digital Humanities […]
How to Talk About User Experience Presenter: Michael Schofield Wednesday September 7, 2016 Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required) The explosion of new library user experience roles, named and unnamed, the community growing around it, the talks, conferences, and corresponding literature signal a major shift. But […]