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LITA National Forum: Rich Content, Great Networking

There’s still time to register for the LITA National Forum! Held September 29-October 2, in St. Louis, MO, the Forum offers nearly three days of content-rich programming for library technologists along with the networking opportunities of a smaller conference. Attendees will have the chance to get to know LITA leaders, Forum speakers, and peers in the library and information technology field across all types of libraries.

This year’s highlights include:

  • Dynamic keynote speakers, John Blyberg, Karen Coyle, and Barbara McGlamery.
  • Two full-day preconferences: Learning to leverage Cloud-based IT to better manage IT, presented by Erik Mitchell and Technology Impact by Design: Using Goal-Based Assessments to Achieve and Document Success, presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. You can attend a preconference only OR include a preconference with your Forum registration.
  • Concurrent and poster sessions on a variety of topics including: digital humanities, mobile technology, linked data, semantic web, cloud-based resources, ebooks, preservation, data management, and much more.
  • Up to twelve sponsors will be on hand to discuss their latest products and services during the Sponsor Showcase.
  • St. Louis, the Gateway City, offers something for every interest including unique attractions, historic sites, charming neighborhoods and many entertainment options.

Here’s what previous attendees have to say about the National Forum:

  • “I came away with substantial knowledge about project management, among other things, that I will be able to immediately apply in my department. Well worth the trip.”
  • “It was one of the best conferences I have attended. I met a far greater concentration of peers – colleagues at other libraries doing similar work – at LITA Forum than I have met at other similar conferences.”
  • Registration is limited to 500 – don’t miss out! See the LITA web site for additional information and registration.