2016 LITA Forum – Programs, Schedule Available

2016 LITA Forum logo

2016 LITA Forum logo

Check out the 2016 LITA Forum website now for the preliminary schedule, program descriptions and speakers. You’re sure to find sessions and more sessions that you really want to attend.

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Fort Worth, TX
November 17-20, 2016

Participate with your LITA and library technology colleagues for the excellent networking opportunities at the 2016 LITA Forum.

And don’t forget the other conference highlights including the Keynote speakers and the Preconferences.

Keynote Speakers:

Cecily Walker, Vancouver Public Library

It was her frustration with the way that software was designed to meet the needs of highly technical users rather than the general public that led her to user experience, but it was her love of information, intellectual freedom, and commitment to social justice that led her back to librarianship.

Waldo Jaquith, U.S. Open Data

The director of U.S. Open Data, an organization that works with government and the private sector to advance the cause of open data

Tara Robertson, @tararobertson

“I like figuring out how things work, why they break, and how to make them work better. I’m passionate about universal design, accessibility, open source software, intellectual freedom, feminism and Fluevog shoes.”

The Preconference Workshops:

Librarians can code! A “hands-on” computer programming workshop just for librarians

Computer programming has a reputation for being highly technical, unintelligible, and out of reach for the average librarian. Meanwhile, kids as young as 7 years old are learning to code at library programs every day. This workshop will convince you that you can code. It’s not as hard as you think!

Letting the Collections Tell Their Story: Using Tableau for Collection Evaluation

The increased accessibility of data visualization platforms, both in cost and ease of use, has opened a floodgate of possibilities for telling stories. With our data in Tableau Public, available to all, we are encouraging sharing of library collections data, for the purposes of comparing measures and setting benchmarks.

Full Details

Join us in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel located in Downtown Fort Worth, for the 2016 LITA Forum, a three-day education and networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 3 keynote sessions, more than 55 concurrent sessions and 25 poster presentations. It’s the 19th annual gathering of the highly regarded LITA Forum for technology-minded information professionals. Meet with your colleagues involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Registration is limited in order to preserve the important networking advantages of a smaller conference. Attendees take advantage of the informal Friday evening reception, networking dinners and other social opportunities to get to know colleagues and speakers.

Get the latest information, register and book a hotel room at the 2016 Forum Web site.

We thank our LITA Forum Sponsors:

OCLC, Yewno, EBSCO, BiblioCommons

See you in Fort Worth.