Meet Your Candidates for the 2019 LITA Election

2019 ALA/LITA Election Runs March 10 through April 3

We’re pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2019 spring election. President-Elect Topher Lawton Instructional Technology & Assessment Librarian Georgetown University Library   Evviva Weinraub Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies Northwestern University   Director-at-Large (2 elected for 3-year terms) Matt Beckstrom Systems Manager/Librarian Lewis & Clark Library   Galen Charlton Infrastructure and Added […]

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LITA’s Statement in Response to Incidents at ALA Midwinter 2019

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Board of Directors is aware that there were several reports on social media from attendees who encountered aggressive behavior, racism, and harassment at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which violated our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that there were multiple incident reports filed, including one formal […]

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LITA Welcomes 2019 Emerging Leaders Kathryn Greer and Rachel Murdock

ALA’s Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Our 2019 ELs are: Kathryn Greer, Systems and Digital Content Librarian at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia Kathryn serves […]

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LIS Students: Apply for the Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

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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 application form is open through March […]

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Call Opens for Innovative LIS Student Writing

2018 Ex Libris Student Writing Award presentation

LITA is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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 refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2019. The award […]

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

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

Submit a nomination today! Nominations are open for the 2019 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 LITA and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit […]

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Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

LITA and OCLC invite nominations for the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. Submit your nomination no later than December 31, 2018. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the […]

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Congratulations to Colby Lewis, Winner of the 2018 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

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Colby Lewis is the winner of the 2018 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled “The Open Access Citation Advantage: Does It Exist and What Does It Mean for Libraries?” Lewis is a Master of Science in Information candidate at the University of Michigan […]

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