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LITA Forum Student Registration Rate Available

LITA is offering a special student registration rate to the 2011 LITA National Forum to a limited number of graduate students enrolled in ALA accredited programs. The Forum will be held September 29 – October 2, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency at The Arch in downtown St. Louis, MO.. To learn more about the Forum, visit

In exchange for the discounted registration, students will assist the LITA organizers and the Forum presenters with the on-site operations for the Forum. This year’s theme is “Rivers of Data, Currents of Change.” We are anticipating an attendance of 400-500 decision makers and implementers of new information technologies in libraries.

The selected students will be expected to attend the full LITA National Forum, Friday noon through Sunday noon, but not the pre-conferences on Thursday and Friday. You will be assigned a variety of duties, but will be able to attend the Forum programs, which include 3 keynote sessions, approximately 30 concurrent sessions, and 12 poster presentations.

The student rate is $180 – half the regular registration rate for LITA members. This rate includes a Friday night reception at the hotel, continental breakfasts, and Saturday lunch.

To apply for the student registration rate, please provide the following information:

1) Complete contact information including email address,
2) The name of the school you are attending, and
3) 150 word (or less) statement on why you want to attend the LITA National Forum

Please send this information no later than August 15, 2011 to lita (at), with LITA Forum Student Registration Request in the subject line.

Those selected for the student rate will be notified no later than August 22, 2011.