LIS Students: Apply for the 2020 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The […]

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LITA Opens Call for Innovative LIS Student Writing Award for 2020

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s referred journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The […]

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Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award

Nominations are open for the 2020 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit […]

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Propose a Topic for the ITAL “Public Libraries Leading the Way” Column

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Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the quarterly open-access journal published by ALA’s Library Information Technology Association, is looking for contributors for its regular “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column. This column highlights a technology-based innovation or approach to problem solving from a public library perspective. Topics we are interested in include the following, but proposals […]

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ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA collaborate for virtual forum

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have collaborated to create The Exchange, an interactive, virtual forum designed to bring together experiences, ideas, expertise and individuals from these American Library Association (ALA) divisions. Modeled after the 2017 ALCTS […]

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September 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

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The September 2019 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is available now. In this issue, ITAL Editor Ken Varnum announces six new members of the ITAL Editorial Board. Our content includes a recap of Emily Morton-Owens’ President’s Inaugural Message, “Sustaining LITA“, discussing the many ways LITA strives to provide a sustainable member organization. In […]

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Latest LITA Learnings

There’s a seat waiting for you… Register today for a LITA webinar! Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship Presenter: Casey Davis Instructional Designer (IT), Arizona State University Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:00 – 1:30 pm Central Time As academic librarians, we help build our students into digital citizens. It’s our duty to make sure students have the […]

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Master Your Keynote Presentations with this LITA webinar

Sign up for a repeat of this popular webinar. You Can Keynote! Presenter: Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate, UW-Madison iSchool Thursday, November 14, 2019 Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time That confident person there on the dais, holding the conference crowd in the palm of their hand? That could be you! In this 60-minute webinar, discover […]

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Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

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Sign up for a repeat of this popular LITA webinar. Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services Instructor: Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager, Digital ScienceOctober 3, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable […]

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Jobs in Information Technology: August 28, 2019

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New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Cornell University Library, Metadata Operations Librarian, Ithaca, NY MIT, Full Stack Engineer, EngX team, Cambridge, MA MIT, […]

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