Please take the LITA member survey

lita logo with text, empowering libraries through technology

As discussed here on LITAblog, three ALA divisions — the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) — are currently discussing how we might work together to create a new division. We’re asking you to complete an online survey […]

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LITA, LLAMA, ALCTS collaboration FAQ #4: expressions of support, LITA/Code4Lib collaboration

On February 23, I posted for discussion a proposal on a closer formal relationship between LITA, LLAMA, and ALCTS. That included an anonymous feedback form where you can ask questions, express feelings, et cetera. I will be collating and answering these questions every few weeks here on LITAblog (so please keep asking!). Since that time […]

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LITA, LLAMA, ALCTS collaboration FAQ #3: finding your niche, serving personas, participatory communications

On February 23, I posted for discussion a proposal on a closer formal relationship between LITA, LLAMA, and ALCTS. That included an anonymous feedback form where you can ask questions, express feelings, et cetera. I will be collating and answering these questions every few weeks here on LITAblog (so please keep asking!). Since that time […]

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Travel scholarships available for LITA’s AvramCamp

A multiracial group of women talking about technology

Do you want to participate in AvramCamp, LITA’s AdaCamp-inspired event, a one-day unconference for women in library technology, at ALA Annual in Chicago? Would travel funding help you to attend? Thanks to support from our sponsors, LITA is offering several $500 travel scholarships (apply here). Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking […]

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Volunteer for LITA!

Do you want to… learn and apply valuable skills? meet colleagues from all over the US (and maybe even beyond)? help your colleagues learn, grow, and have great experiences with LITA? Then please volunteer for a LITA committee! As the LITA Vice President, I’m responsible (along with the Appointments Committee) for making committee appointments happen. What am […]

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Register for “Makerspaces: Inspiration and Action” at ALA Midwinter

How do you feel about 40,000 square feet full of laser cutters, acetylene torches, screen presses, and sewing machines? Or community-based STEAM programming for kids? Or lightsabers? If these sound great, you should register for the LITA “Makerspaces: Inspiration and Action” tour at Midwinter! We’ll whisk you off to Somerville for tours, nuts and bolts […]

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Should LITA oppose Elsevier’s new sharing policy?

It’s come to the LITA Board’s attention that the Confederation of Open Access Repositories is circulating a statement against Elsevier’s new sharing policy. (You can find that policy here.) COAR is concerned that the policy imposes long embargoes for open access content (up to 4 years); applies retroactively; and restricts author’s choice of Creative Commons […]

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