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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LITA Learnings: So Many Choices for Spring 2019

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Check out our new spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set! Click on each courses link for detailed descriptions, biographies and registration. Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your LibraryTuesday April 30, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central TimePresenter: Jessica Bennett Multimedia Instruction: Connecting through Course IntegrationMay 1 […]

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Author Interview: Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

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An interview with the author, Diana Silveira. You’re a consultant with your own company, Novare Library Services. How did you get there? I started out working for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, a large public library system in North Carolina then, after a few years, I moved to Florida where I worked for a multi-type library […]

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Interview with LITA chat panelists Plamen Miltenoff and Mark Gill

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The LITA Twitter chat on March 29 (1pm Eastern/12pm Central) will feature two projects and three panelists. In this post, we interview panelist Plamen Miltenoff, MLIS Professor at St. Cloud University. Plamen and colleague Mark Gill, VizLab Director  at St. Cloud University, created an augmented reality prototype for library orientation, and Plamen interviewed librarians from several universities about […]

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Interview with LITA chat panelist Ilana Kingsley

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The LITA Twitter chat on March 29 (1pm Eastern/12pm Central) will feature two projects and three panelists. In this post, we interview panelist Ilana Kingsley (@IlanaKingsley), who just finished a two-year NEH-funded project to create an Islandora repository of material from the Rasmuson Library’s Alaska & Polar Regions Collections & Archives.  Q. Tell us a […]

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Advice for the New Systems Librarian – Helpful Resources

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Well, it’s been a moment from my last offering here on the blog. Fall is a busy time in higher education. While much of my role is behind-the-scenes in my library, I still teach and work our reference desk. The fall semester really allowed me to start exercising my systems muscles: I added new databases […]

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Accepting applications for the LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), 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 […]

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Accessibility for All: Screen Readers – a LITA webinar

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Sign up now for Accessibility for All: Screen Readers Over 25 million Americans are blind or have low vision and would benefit from access to a computer equipped with screen reading software. There are many different options available to libraries when choosing which screen reading software to make available to their patrons. This 90 minute […]

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LITA Webinars and Web Courses This Fall!

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Check out our new lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set! Online Courses Do you regularly manipulate MARC and metadata sets? Metadata Management Tools Offered: October 23 – November 6, 2018 Instructor: Kelsey George Looking for a beginner’s crash course in game making software and process? Making […]

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Advice for the New Systems Librarian – Building Relationships

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Hey there, fellow newbie to systems librarianship! Have you had a moment to take a breath yet? Are to-do and to-learn lists scattered in a notebook, calendar, and in your e-mail? I am right there with you. A little bit of background I moved into my role as systems librarian in January 2018 after serving […]

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