Top Technology Trends Panel Discussion

If you’re in DC, come spend your Sunday afternoon with LITA! Leading off the afternoon will be the Top Technology Trends discussion. This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends. Scheduled panelists include: John Blyberg, Marshall Breeding, Karen Coombs, Walt Crawford, and Roy Tennant. Other experts will contribute via posts on this blog. Meeting details: Sunday, 1:30-3pm in the Renaissance Mayflower East/State Rooms Can’t make it? Check out other litablog posts for experts’ trends and notes from the event.

Top Technology Trends

Top Technology Trends: New Experts!

While this might be old news for some, I’m thrilled to welcome the following new experts to the Top Technology Trends’ panel: John Blyberg Karen Coombs Meredith Farkas Jeremy Frumkin They join continuing panelists: Marshall Breeding Sarah Houghton-Jan Clifford Lynch Eric Lease Morgan Andrew Pace Karen G. Schneider Roy Tennant This information will be updated on the LITA web site soon. John Blyberg: John Blyberg is the Head of Technology and Digital Initiatives at the Darien Public Library in Darien, CT. Previously, John worked as the Systems Administrator and Lead Developer at the Ann Arbor District Library. During his time there, he was instrumental in the design, development and deployment of their popular Drupal-based web site. He was also responsible for the complete overhaul of their network infrastructure and the addition of many vital patron services. Because of his work there, John was named by Library Journal as a 2006…


LITA Committee Chairs meeting, MCC 235-236

Scott Muir, Committee Chairs Coordinator, distributed certificates of appreciation for outgoing committee chairs and members. LITA committee chairs orientation tip sheet is now online: http://www.lita.org/ala/lita/litamembership/litacommittees/tipsheet.htm (embedded URLs) http://www.lita.org/ala/lita/litamembership/litacommittees/tipsheetdoc.htm (printable w/ URLs displayed) Q&A * New members should have all been appointed by this point. Valerie Edmonds has distributed new membership rosters. Contact her if you need one. * We should encourage new chairs to attend committee chair meetings on Saturday mornings. One question is whether it’s possible to have new chairs added to the comchair list before Annual? Someone (Scott?) will investigate. * In his new role as incoming Vice-President, Mark Beatty is now responsible for appointing new committee members (totaling about 200 people). Mark asks that we think about our current committee rosters, who’s new to LITA, who’s new to conferences, etc. for potential appointments. * Mark Beatty is putting together a committee to appoint committee members. Watch for…