LITA events @ ALA Annual 2018

2018 ALA Annual Conference

Attending the 2018 ALA Annual conference in New Orleans, June 22 – 25, 2018?  Make sure you discover, place on your “My Schedule”, and attend any of the outstanding LITA programs.

For the overview and links to more information go the LITA Highlights at 2018 ALA Annual Conference page. For all the details and full listings of LITA activites at the conference go directly to the conference scheduler.

Here is just a sample of quick listings, in chronological order, of a few of the LITA highlights.

LITA Preconferences on Friday.

LITA/PLA AvramCamp 2018
A one-day joint LITA and PLA preconference for female-identifying individuals employed in technological areas an opportunity to network with others in the field and to collectively examine common barriers faced.

Managing Library Technology
Join Carson Block to get a better handle on taming the technological beast in your library.

Python for Beginners: A Gentle and Fun Introduction
Will introduce you to the Python programming language through a fun project you can show off. No coding experience required!

Saturday programs include:

Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry
Marshall Breeding puts together a panel of CEO or other senior executives representing organizations that produce technology products or services for libraries.

Gender and Sexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy
This year’s amazing Imagineering Interest Group author panel includes: Seanan McGuire, Nnedi Okorafor, Jacqueline Carey, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Sunday features.

Top Technology Trends panel
Start your Sunday afternoon with this years panelists predictions.

LITA President’s Program with Kendra Albert: The Silences of (Big) Data
Kendra Albert is a clinical instructional fellow at Harvard Law School, where they teach students and advise clients on legal matters related to copyright, privacy, and computer security.

LITA Happy Hour
Complete your Sunday with your colleagues at Fulton Alley.

A sample of Monday programs.

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Techniques and Practices to Protect User Privacy When Conducting Data Analytics

AI Lab at a Library? Why Artificial Intelligence Matters & What Libraries Can Do

Discover the more than 20 other LITA programs and discussions sure to make your ALA Annual experience complete.

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org