Core Update – 12/12/2019

Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA. Coming up this Friday, December 13 is the last of four town halls we are holding this fall to share information and elicit your input. Please join us! Register for Town Hall 4 today. ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA division […]

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Core Call for Comment

Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA. The Steering Committee welcomes comments on the draft division proposal documentation through November 25th. Please join the conversation! Your perspectives and input are shaping the identity and priorities of the proposed division. We’re asking for you to respond to the documents with […]

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Core Update – October 23, 2019

Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA. Thank you for all of your questions and feedback about the proposed new division! The Steering Committee has been revising Core documents based on what we’ve heard from you so far in order to share draft bylaws and other information […]

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Call for Writers

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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 […]

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Call for LITA Guides

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                  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 […]

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Interview with Scott Walter, Candidate for ALA President 2018-2019

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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 […]

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Interview with Loida Garcia-Febo, Candidate for ALA President 2018-2019

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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, […]

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