New Checklists to Support Library Patron Privacy

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LITA’s Patron Privacy Interest Group has partnered with the ALA IFC’s Privacy Subcommittee to create new checklists to support library patron privacy policies. The checklists cover: data exchange between networked devices and services e-book lending and digital content vendors library management systems/integrated library systems library websites, OPACs, and discovery services public access computers and networks […]

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Meet Your Candidates for the 2017 LITA Election

The LITA Board is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2017 spring election: Vice-President/President-Elect Bohyun Kim David Lee King Director-at-Large, 3 elected, each for a 3-year term Michael Robert Bolam Lindsay Cronk Amanda L. Goodman Margaret Heller Berika S. Williams Voting in the 2017 ALA election will run March 13 – April 5, and […]

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Interview with Scott Walter, Candidate for ALA President 2018-2019

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What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next 5-10 years? ALA is a complex and dynamic association, and the “lines” between different organizational units (Divisions, Chapters, Round Tables) are not always clear. Indeed, “lines” are precisely what we don’t want, and there will be continued emphasis in the coming years on […]

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Interview with Loida Garcia-Febo, Candidate for ALA President 2018-2019

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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, […]

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Jobs in Information Technology: January 25, 2017

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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 Fremont County Library System, Library Executive Director, Lander, WY Colorado State University Libraries, […]

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Fostering Digital Literacy at the Reference Desk

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Computing and digital literacy initiatives aren’t new in the library — planned programs and educational offerings that support digital citizenship exist in nearly every library in the nation. But digital literacy is developed not only via programs and classes; learning is supported by informal interactions between library staff and patrons. It’s important not to overlook […]

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Save the Date: LITA AdaCamp

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Save the date for this exciting LITA preconference at the upcoming ALA Annual conference in Chicago, IL. LITA AdaCamp Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL Women in library technology face numerous challenges in their day-to-day work. If you would like to join other women in the […]

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#LITAchat “What is IoT”

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What is IoT, the Internet of Things, and how can you leverage these new “things” for your library?  From sensors to AI, IoT devices are springing up everywhere.  Join a conversation with Lauren Di Monte from North Carolina State to hear how they have leveraged IoT technologies in their makerspace and discuss general issues related […]

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