LITA Board Issues Statement Against the Ballot Measure and in Favor of the MLIS-Preferred for Next ALA Executive Director

Vote in the 2018 ALA Elections

As ALA and LITA members prepared for the opening of the 2018 Election on March 12, the LITA Board discussed the issue of whether the MLIS should be required or preferred for the ALA Executive Director position and issued a statement supporting the ALA Council’s vote to make the MLIS preferred. The full statement is […]

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Meet Your Candidates for the 2018 LITA Election

Vote in the 2018 ALA/LITA elections

The LITA Board is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2018 spring election. Vice-President/President-Elect Jason Griffey Affiliate Fellow Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society   David Lee King Digital Services Director Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library   Emily Morton-Owens Assistant University Librarian for Digital Library Development and Systems University of […]

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Reminder: LITA Award Nominations Close December 31

Nominations for all three of LITA’s awards are open through December 31, 2017. Each one honors innovative library technology work and includes a monetary award in addition to a plaque or citation. Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, […]

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LITA AvramCamp: The Only Way To Kick Off ALA Annual

By Aisha Conner-Gaten, Instructional Design Librarian and thankful participant ALA Annual Conference is a librarian’s annual opportunity to connect with colleagues, collaborate with those outside their siloed systems and departments, and enjoy free posters, books, and events. This year’s Annual Conference offered a particularly valuable experience to female-identifying folks involved in technology called LITA AvramCamp. […]

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Megan Ozeran wins 2017 LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Megan Ozeran has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled “Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials.” Ozeran is a MLIS candidate at the San Jose State University School of Information. “Megan Ozeran’s paper was selected as the winner […]

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Ellyssa Kroski Receives 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Ellyssa Kroski has been named the winner of the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Emerald Group Publishing sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology […]

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Timothy Cole Wins 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Timothy Cole, Head of the Mathematics Library and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Professor Cole also holds appointments in […]

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