Developing Good Privacy Policies, a free LITA webinar

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Kicking off Privacy in Libraries, a LITA webinar series is the free webinar: Developing Good Privacy Policies  Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time Presenter: Sarah Houghton Use this link to reserve your spot (required).  Thank you to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) for co-sponsoring. Get the details on the LITA Privacy in Libraries series […]

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Call For Blog Writers!

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Dear Colleagues, The LITA Blog invites applications for new authors! We are recruiting writers from all types and sizes of libraries to share their knowledge as part of this amazing group. For additional information about the blog, please go to: http://litablog.org/. Please indicate your interest and fill out the following form by March 9th: https://goo.gl/forms/20iOhDnzRq6knqgG2. […]

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Call for submissions 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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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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This is Jeopardy! Or, How Do People Actually Get On That Show?

Joanna Messer Kimmitt and Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!

This past November, American Libraries published a delightful article on librarians that have appeared on the iconic game show Jeopardy! It turns out one of our active LITA members also recently appeared on the show. Here’s her story… By Joanna Messer Kimmitt On Wednesday, October 18th, one of my lifelong dreams will come true: I’ll be […]

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Reminder: LITA Award Nominations Close December 31

Nominations for all three of LITA’s awards are open through December 31, 2017. Each one honors innovative library technology work and includes a monetary award in addition to a plaque or citation. Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, […]

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Interview with Ken Varnum

Ken Varnum, editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), kindly agreed to meet with me last month when he was in Denver for the 2017 LITA forum. We discussed his early exposure to technology, what he reads for fun, and his vision for the future of ITAL. Below is the interview in its entirety and […]

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