Congratulations to Sharon Han, winner of the 2019 LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

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Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and LITA for her paper titled “Weathering the Twitter Storm: Early Uses of Social Media as a Disaster Response Tool for Public Libraries During Hurricane Sandy.” Han is a Master of Science in Library and Information Science […]

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You can support LITA Avramcamp 2019 today!

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Every year, LITA organizes AvramCamp at ALA Annual, a preconference centering women and non-binary individuals in technology work. This event allows attendees to not only discuss challenges in their work, but build community and self-reflect in a brave space. We are asking for support from you. Your donation supports scholarships for AvramCamp attendees including registration […]

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Congratulations to NCSU Libraries, winner of the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

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The North Carolina State University Libraries has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Award recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions to the education of the Library and […]

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Congratulations to Charles McClure, winner of the 2019 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

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Charles McClure has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). He is the Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies in the School of Information at Florida State University and the Director of […]

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LIS Students: Apply for the Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

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LITA and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March […]

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Call Opens for Innovative LIS Student Writing

2018 Ex Libris Student Writing Award presentation

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 is February 28, 2019. The award […]

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Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award

Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award

Submit a nomination today! Nominations are open for the 2019 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 within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by LITA and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit […]

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Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

LITA and OCLC invite nominations for the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. Submit your nomination no later than December 31, 2018. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the […]

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