For all those not lucky enough to attend LITA Forum 2009: Open and Mobile, check out some of the: 30+ presentations that have been posted online at ALA Connect. Update: Link above corrected – was missing one number at the end, oops! Not to mention: Liz Lawley’s Keynote address on Slideshare! Let’s keep the discussion going! As you can see, many have already begun. Pics of the conference on Flickr Vibrant conversation on Twitter (or better, an overview of Forum tweets by AL Inside Scoop) American Libraries on Cloud Computing ALA techsource reviewing Forum 2009 OITP on If you know of more – or have blogged about Forum yourself – please repost here, or send to jondblackburn @ gmail.com, and I will repost.
Just reminding any who are interested in getting involved in BIGWIG that we are having our business meeting on Monday morning from 8 – 10 in the LITA Blogger’s Room. This is located in Hilton Hotel in the Carmel room. Just go up 2 escalators from the lobby and take a left down a narrow hallway. We are about half-way down. Hope to see you there!
LITA members will soon be celebrating “Ten Years of the National Forum” in beautiful Denver, Colorado. The LITA Blog will, of course, again be there to report on what is happening — sharing as much of the fun and learning it can with those who cannot attend this year. But, as always, we need your help! Do you like to write? Looking for new ways to get involved? Take this opportunity to become a LITA Blogger! The blog schedule for Forum has been posted and will be updated as we receive more volunteers. We have over 50 sessions to be covered, so your help is needed more than ever. If you are interested, please email Tiffany Smith and let her know what sessions you would like to cover and if you are new to LITA Blog. We will be taking volunteers up to and during the conference.
ALA Midwinter is coming up soon, and we are again looking for volunteers to help us report back on the exciting things happening at this year’s Meeting. If you plan on attending and would like to do a short “write up” on one of the sessions for the LITA Blog, please contact me, Jonathan Blackburn, with your name and the sessions you would like to cover. I assure you this is a painless process and one that is sure to reap untold rewards for those of us (like myself) who will not able to attend this year. Also, if you have any suggestions for what sessions you would like to see covered, please do not be shy to point these out, as well. You can find the still-evolving Blog schedule for Midwinter here. I am available for questions, suggestions, or “free pie” anytime. My e-mail again is firstname.lastname@example.org. (Just kidding…