We’re pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2019 spring election. President-Elect Topher Lawton Instructional Technology & Assessment Librarian Georgetown University Library Evviva Weinraub Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies Northwestern University Director-at-Large (2 elected for 3-year terms) Matt Beckstrom Systems Manager/Librarian Lewis & Clark Library Galen Charlton Infrastructure and Added Services Manager Equinox Open Library Initiative Hong Ma Head of Library Systems Loyola University Chicago Michael Rodriguez Licensing and Acquisitions Librarian University of Connecticut Candidates for LITA Councilor Aaron Dobbs Scholarly Communication Librarian Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Jodie Gambill Librarian for Digital Projects Vanderbilt University The 2019 election will run March 11-April 3, and results will be announced on April 10. We encourage all LITA members to help shape the future of the organization by voting in the election. The Board thanks the LITA Nominating Committee for all of their work: Abigail…
Category: LITA Elections
2018 LITA Election Results
Please join us in congratulating our newly elected LITA officers: Emily Morton-Owens, 2018-19 Vice-President Tabatha Farney, Board Member-at-Large Berika S. Williams, Board Member-at-Large We thank everyone who stood for office in this election. Full ALA election results are available on the ALA website.
LITA Board Issues Statement Against the Ballot Measure and in Favor of the MLIS-Preferred for Next ALA Executive Director
As ALA and LITA members prepared for the opening of the 2018 Election on March 12, the LITA Board discussed the issue of whether the MLIS should be required or preferred for the ALA Executive Director position and issued a statement supporting the ALA Council’s vote to make the MLIS preferred. The full statement is available on the LITA website. “LITA itself underwent an executive director search in 2015. Our job posting used ‘preferred,’ not ‘required,’ language for the MLS; the same is true of other ALA divisions which have recently hired executive directors. Our candidate pool included excellent candidates from both library backgrounds and association management backgrounds. Ultimately we were delighted to be able to hire an MLS-holder, but having candidates from varied perspectives both increased our ability to hire the best available talent and helped our search committee to clarify what it truly valued. The LITA Board values…
Meet Your Candidates for the 2018 LITA Election
The LITA Board is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2018 spring election. Vice-President/President-Elect Jason Griffey Affiliate Fellow Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society David Lee King Digital Services Director Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Emily Morton-Owens Assistant University Librarian for Digital Library Development and Systems University of Pennsylvania Libraries Director-at-Large (2 elected for 3-year terms) Galen Charlton Infrastructure and Added Services Manager Equinox Open Library Initiative Tabatha Farney Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies University of Colorado Colorado Springs Kelly Sattler Head of Web Services Michigan State University Libraries Berika S. Williams Emerging Technologies and Web Librarian Tufts University The 2018 election will run March 12-April 4, and results will be announced on April 11. We encourage all LITA members to help shape the future of the organization by voting in the election. The Board…
2017 LITA Election Results
Please join us in congratulating our newly elected LITA officers: Bohyun Kim, Vice-President/President-Elect Lindsay Cronk, Board Member-at-Large Amanda L. Goodman, Board Member-at-Large Margaret Heller, Board Member-at-Large View ALA election results on the ALA website
Meet Your Candidates for the 2017 LITA Election
The LITA Board is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2017 spring election: Vice-President/President-Elect Bohyun Kim David Lee King Director-at-Large, 3 elected, each for a 3-year term Michael Robert Bolam Lindsay Cronk Amanda L. Goodman Margaret Heller Berika S. Williams Voting in the 2017 ALA election will run March 13 – April 5, and results will be announced on April 12. Note that eligible members will be sent their voting credentials via email over a three-day period, March 13-15. Check the main ALA website for information about the general ALA election. The Board thanks the LITA Nominating Committee for all of their work: Rachel Vacek (Chair), Emily E. Clasper, and Melissa S. Stoner. Thank you to the candidates for agreeing to serve.