LITA events @ ALA Annual 2016

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Sunday June 26, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Safiya Noble

Dr. Noble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She conducts research in socio-cultural informatics; including feminist, historical and political-economic perspectives on computing platforms and software in the public interest. Her research is at the intersection of culture and technology in the design and use of applications on the Internet.

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All on Friday, June 24 from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Digital Privacy and Security: Keeping You and Your Library Safe and Secure in a Post-Snowden World
Presenters: Jessamyn West, Library Technologist at Open Library and Blake Carver, LYRASIS

Islandora for Managers: Open Source Digital Repository Training
Presenters: Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at discoverygarden inc. and Stephen Perkins, Managing Member of Infoset Digital Publishing

Technology Tools and Transforming Librarianship
Presenters: Lola Bradley, Reference Librarian, Upstate University; Breanne Kirsch, Coordinator of Emerging Technologies, Upstate University; Jonathan Kirsch, Librarian, Spartanburg County Public Library; Rod Franco, Librarian, Richland Library; Thomas Lide, Learning Engagement Librarian, Richland Library


Top Technology Trends
Sunday June 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This regular program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends. Panelists will be announced soon. More information on Top Tech Trends go to: http://ala.org/lita/ttt

Imagineering – Science Fiction/Fantasy and Information Technology: Where We Are and Where We Could Have Been
Saturday June 25, 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature have a unique ability to speculate about things that have never been, but can also be predictive about things that never were. Through the lens provided by alternate history/counterfactual literature one can look at how the world might have changed if different technologies had been pursued. For examples what if instead of developing microprocessors computing depended on vacuum tubes or something fantastic like the harmonies in the resonance of crystals? Join LITA, the Imagineering Interest Group, and a panel of distinguished Science Fiction and Fantasy writers as they discuss what the craft can tell us about not only who we are today, but who, given a small set of differences, we could have been. The availability of authors can change, currently slated authors are:

  • Charlie Jane Anders — All the Birds in the Sky
  • Katherine Addison — The Goblin Emperor
  • Catheryne Valente — Radiance
  • Brian Staveley — The Providence of Fire

Open House
Friday June 24, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.

Happy Hour
Sunday June 26, 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This year marks a special LITA Happy Hour as we kick off the celebration of LITA’s 50th anniversary. Make sure you join the LITA Membership Development Committee and LITA members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks; cash bar. Help us cheer for 50 years of library technology.

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