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 work in a small branch that is situated right in the Faculty of Social Sciences building, though I am part of a larger data/GIS/government information team that is based at our main library. I am also the liaison librarian for Feminist and Gender Studies, and Social Work. Sometimes I’m overcome with excitement when I think about how much I enjoy my work. I get to interact with students and faculty, and helping them out brings me a lot of satisfaction. I work in a supportive team environment, which allows me to explore new and innovative…
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 panelist discusses two trends in technology impacting libraries and engages in a moderated discussion with each other and the audience. Submit your nominations at http://bit.ly/lita-toptechtrends-annual2017. Deadline is Sunday, December 4th. The LITA Top Tech Trends Committee will review each submission and select panelists based on their proposed trends, experience, and overall balance to the panel. For more information about past programs and our upcoming MidWinter program, please visit http://www.ala.org/lita/ttt.
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.
In the final episode of our first season, I’m telling you about the intention and future of the program, and a little more about myself. I’m also putting out a call for bloggers, contributors, innovators and visionaries! Collaborate with me- send an email to lindsay dot cronk at gmail dot com! Stay tuned for changes coming.
It’s our ninth webisode, and we’re lucky to be joined by Whitni Watkins, intrepid Web Systems Engineer at Analog Devices and long-time LITA Blogger. Watch this ‘sode, read her posts, and check out her web presence. Begin Transmission will return on 9/26/2016!
Thank you to everyone who participated in my feedback survey! I have parsed the results (a little less than 100 responses) and I’m currently thinking through format changes. I’ll give a full update on the changes to come and more after we conclude our initial ten interviews in October. Stay tuned, faithful viewers. In today’s webisode, I am joined by one of my personal all-time favorite librarians and colleagues, Michael Rodriguez. Michael is Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Connecticut. Enjoy his perspectives on one of my favorite topics, librarianship in the intersection of collections, technology, and discovery. Begin Transmission will return September 12th.
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Jacob Shelby, intrepid metadata librarian (formerly at Iowa State, now at NCSU) enters the thunderdome joins us for a lively conversation about the importance of coding/tech literacy for librarians. Read his LITA Blog posts, and join the conversation on twitter @ALA_lita #litavlogs. Begin Transmission will return June 27th.
In this action-packed fifth installment, Begin Transmission is joined by the inimitable Leanne Mobley. She’s a LITA blogger, Scholarly Technologies Librarian at Indiana University, and a makerspace proponent. Stay tuned for another Transmission, Monday, June 13th!
In a fun-filled fourth episode, Begin Transmission sits down with John Klima, Assistant Director at the Waukesha Public Library and LITA Blogger. Learn about Klima’s commitment to public service and steampunk expertise. Begin Transmission will return with our fifth episode on May 31st.