Call for Proposals: 2014 LITA Forum

Due February 24, 2014 The 2014 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for excellent pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 17th annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 5-8, 2014. The 2014 theme, “Transformation: From Node to Network”, reflects the ongoing evolution of libraries from being seen […]

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Linked Data Webinar Series Available

LITA is offering a series of webinars on Linked Data. The series begins with “Linked data primer” on December 5, 2013 11:00 AM – noon CST, continues with “Coding experiments to transform MARC to linked data” on January 14th, 2014 11:00 AM – noon CST and concludes with “SKOS, SPARQL, and vocabulary management” on February […]

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LITA Web Course November 11-December 1: Getting Started with GIS

There is still space left for this 3 week, asynchronous course. Getting Started with GIS provides an introduction to GIS technology and GIS in libraries. Through hands on exercises, discussions and recorded lectures, students will acquire skills in using GIS software programs, social mapping tools, map making, digitizing and researching for geospatial data. The course provides introductory GIS […]

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Nominations sought for prestigious research award

Nominations are invited for the 2014 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2013. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development […]

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Don’t Miss the 2013 LITA Forum!

Don’t miss the 2013 LITA Forum “Creation, Collaboration, Community,” to be held Nov. 7-10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Louisville, KY. This year’s Forum will feature keynote speakers Travis Good, Nate Hill and Emily Gore.More than 30 concurrent sessions and a dozen poster sessions will provide a wealth of practical information on a wide range of topics. Two preconference workshops will […]

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LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

LITA is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate.  The deadline for submission of the manuscript […]

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LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology through communication in continuing education within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the LITA and Library Hi Tech, the award […]

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September ITAL available

The September issue of Information Technology and Libraries is now available, issue contents are listed below. To receive automatic notifications of future issues, please subscribe to ITAL. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome, please send to: Bob Gerrity ITAL Editor gerrityr (at) gmail.com Information Technology and Libraries Volume 32, Number 3 (September 2013) CONTENTS Editorials Cindi Trainor President’s Message […]

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Online LITA Board Meeting: August 22

The LITA Board invites you to join this meeting online on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Join the meeting by clicking the following link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r5aqva0uw4z/ View the meeting agenda: http://connect.ala.org/node/210793 If you have any questions, recommendations, or wish to discuss any of this, please leave a comment or contact the LITA […]

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LITA Forum: Student Registration Rate Available

LITA is offering a special student registration rate to the 2013 LITA National Forum to a limited number of graduate students enrolled in ALA accredited programs.  The Forum will be held November 7-10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville. KY. In exchange for the discounted registration, students will assist the LITA organizers and the Forum presenters with the on-site […]

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