2020

2020 Forum Call for Proposals

LITA, ALCTS and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for the 2020 Forum, November 19-21 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Intention and Serendipity: Exploration of Ideas through Purposeful and Chance Connections Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020 Our library community is rich in ideas and shared experiences. The 2020 Forum Theme embodies our purpose to share knowledge and gain new insights by exploring ideas through an interactive, hands-on experience. We hope that this Forum can be an inspiration to share, finish, and be a catalyst to implement ideas…together. We invite those who choose to lead through their ideas to submit proposals for sessions or preconference workshops, as well as nominate keynote speakers. This is an opportunity to share your ideas or unfinished work, inciting collaboration and advancing the library profession forward through meaningful dialogue. We encourage diversity in presenters from a wide range of background, libraries, and experiences. We deliberately…

2020

Call for 2020 Forum Planning Committee Volunteers

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The Forum Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the in-person Forum in November 2020. This will be a joint event held with the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). We have openings on the following subcommittees: Accessibility and recording/streaming Sponsorship User experience & sustainability Website and marketing Deliverables Work with the LITA Office to plan and hold the in-person 2020 LITA, ALCTS, & LLAMA 2020. The Committee will decide the catering menus, program content, the schedule, keynote speakers, preconferences, and social events. Expected Time Commitment 1-2 virtual meetings each month, with more scheduled as needed as the Forum date gets closer; requires no face-to-face meetings each year; participants are encouraged to attend but are not required to be there in person at the Forum. Group members work an average of…

2018

LITA Forum 2018 – Call for Library School Student Volunteers

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2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Minneapolis, Minnesota November 8-10, 2018 Student registration rate available – 50% off registration rate – $180 This offer is limited to graduate students enrolled in ALA-accredited programs and includes all the conference provisions of a full registration, a real bargain. In exchange for the lower registration cost, these graduate students will be asked to assist LITA organizers and Forum presenters with onsite operations. This is a great way to network and meet people active in the field. The selected students will be expected to attend the full LITA Forum, all day Friday and Saturday. Attending the preconferences on Thursday afternoon is not required. While you will be assigned a variety of duties, you will also be able to attend Forum programs, which include 2 keynote sessions, more than 60 concurrent sessions, and a variety of social activities. To apply for the student registration rate, complete…

2018

2018 LITA Forum: Building & Leading

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2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 #litaforum Get the latest information, register, and book a hotel room The theme for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum explores Building & Leading. What are you most passionate about in librarianship and information technology? This conference is your chance to share how your passions are building the future and learn how to expand them further. This year we’ve crafted a set of programs that diverge from the normal library conference model. Instead of only hour-long blocks, with experts on stages and slides at their back, we have planned a more interactive, hands-on-focused conference with more choices and different ways for people to interact. This mix of opportunities will challenge participants in what we hope are new and different ways. Check out the full schedule. Here are a few example highlights: Dr. AnnMarie Thomas and the Playful Learning Lab from the…

2018

2018 LITA Forum early bird rates extended

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We’ve extended early bird registration for two more weeks, so there’s still time to save $50 on one of the most dynamic and interactive events you can attend. LITA Forum  Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 #litaforum Early bird rates will end October 14, 2018, so Register Now! Conference Details This year’s Forum is more interactive with 60 sessions that include active learning and discussion-based activities. Every program time slot will include different types of sessions: two traditional lectures, focused discussion, problem-solving, and two hands-on activities. There will always be a session that matches your preferred learning and networking style. Get the latest information, register, and book a hotel room The guaranteed discount hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota ends Monday October 8, 2018. Early bird registration closes Sunday, October 14, 2018. LITA member early bird rate: $380 LITA member regular rate: $430 Keynote Speakers: Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate in the iSchool…

2018

Learn All the Things – The LITA Forum Program Is Up

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View the full Forum program  Register now to take advantage of early bird rates! Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 #litaforum Conference Details This year’s Forum is more interactive with more than 60 sessions that include active learning and discussion-based activities. Every program time slot will include different types of sessions: two traditional lectures, focused discussion, problem-solving, and two hands-on activities. There will always be a session that matches your preferred learning and networking style. Get the latest information, register, and book a hotel room The guaranteed discount hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota ends Friday October 8, 2018. Early bird registration closes Sunday, September 30, 2018. Keynote Speakers: Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate in the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries The Preconferences: Build Your Own National Digital Library Cybersecurity & Privacy in Libraries and for Librarians…

2018

2018 LITA Forum – Save the Date and Register

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Save the date and you can … Register now for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum  Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum. This year a re-imaged education and networking event. This year’s theme is: Building & Leading. We asked presenters to work from what they are most passionate about in librarianship and information technology, and to share those passions to build the future by illumination and inspiration. We are rethinking the usual conference take on presentations and programming and are drastically increasing opportunities for discussions, interactions and hands-on activities. Look for the draft schedule on the website before the end of August. The highly regarded LITA Library Technology Forum for technology-minded information professionals is an opportunity to meet with your colleagues involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Registration is limited…

2018

2018 LITA Forum – Call for Proposals, Deadline Extended

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The Library and Information Technology Association seeks proposals for the 21st Annual 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 Submit your Proposals now due by May 15, 2018. The theme for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum is: Building & Leading. What are you most passionate about in librarianship and information technology? This conference is your chance to share how your passions are building the future, and to lead others by illumination and inspiration. We invite you to rethink your assumptions on presentations and programming. Please see this previous posting for additional details about the Forum, submitting a proposal and being a presenter. Remember the Submission Deadline is now Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. We deliberately seek…

2018

2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Call for Proposals – Reminder

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The Library and Information Technology Association seeks proposals for the 21st Annual 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 Submit your Proposals by May 1, 2018. The theme for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum is: Building & Leading. What are you most passionate about in librarianship and information technology? This conference is your chance to share how your passions are building the future, and to lead others by illumination and inspiration. We invite you to rethink your assumptions on presentations and programming. Please see this previous posting for additional details about the Forum, submitting a proposal and being a presenter. Remember the Submission Deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds….

2018

2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Call for Proposals

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Submit your Proposals for the: 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Minneapolis, MN November 8-10, 2018 There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. — Edith Wharton The Library and Information Technology Association seeks proposals for the 21st Annual LITA Library Technology Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 8-10, 2018. Building & Leading Our theme for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum is: Building & Leading. What are you most passionate about in librarianship and information technology? This conference is your chance to share how your passions are building the future, and to lead others by illumination and inspiration. Along those lines, we are inviting you to rethink your take on presentations and programming. To inspire your creativity, we have three options from which you may choose: Traditional: Solo or panel presentations on a topic, fixed length, may be streamed/recorded. Hands-on: Leading…