We are pleased to announce that Cinthya Ippoliti and John Klima will serve as joint editors of the LITA Blog. Each is an accomplished writer and library tech leader, and we are confident that their perspectives and skill will benefit the Blog and its readership.
We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2018 ALA Midwinter LITA Top Tech Trends program in Denver, CO! You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers. LITA’s Top Trends Program has traditionally been one of the most popular programs at ALA. Each […]
The LITA Blog wants your content. Are you an avid technologist? An early career librarian? Are you a coder, an explorer, or just a dabbler? All of these perspectives are welcome. We are big on creativity and embracing new post formats, and 2016 saw the first LITA Vlog series, Begin Transmission. Whether you want to […]
LITA is looking to expand its popular LITA Guide series. Topics for consideration include: Tools for big data Developing in-house technology expertise Budgeting for technology Writing a technology plan K-12 technology Applications of agile development for libraries Grant writing for library technology Security for library systems […]
What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next 5-10 years? ALA is a complex and dynamic association, and the “lines” between different organizational units (Divisions, Chapters, Round Tables) are not always clear. Indeed, “lines” are precisely what we don’t want, and there will be continued emphasis in the coming years on […]
What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next five to ten years? I don’t think there will be any huge changes. I hope that we more willing to share with one another, have less of a feeling of silos and more a feeling of collaboration. I expect our Retired Members RT […]
What changes do you foresee in ALA’s divisional structure over the next five to ten years? It will be of great benefit for Divisions to continue to strive to be more member-driven organizations. I see increase in virtual participation and a restructure of the committee system. All lead by what works best for the members, […]
Tell us about your library job. What do you love about it? I am the Social Sciences Data Librarian at the University of Ottawa Library. My primary role is providing support for data resources to faculty and students whose research requires secondary resources. This includes helping them with finding, interpreting, manipulating, and analyzing data resources. I […]
We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2017 ALA Annual LITA Top Tech Trends program in Chicago, IL! You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers. LITA’s Top Trends Program has traditionally been one of the most popular programs at ALA. Each […]
The LITA blog is seeking regular contributors interested in writing easily digestible, thought-provoking blog posts that are fun to read (and hopefully to write!). If you’re doing innovative work, finding ingenious solutions, or could conceivably be described as a “Library Technology MacGyver” we want you.