Congratulations to Heather Moulaison Sandy, winner of the 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

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Heather Moulaison Sandy has been named the winner of the 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology […]

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Congratulations to Richard P. Smiraglia, winner of the 2018 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

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Richard P. Smiraglia has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Dr. Smiraglia is a Professor in the Knowledge Organization Research Group of the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Visiting […]

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LITA Board Issues Statement Against the Ballot Measure and in Favor of the MLIS-Preferred for Next ALA Executive Director

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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 […]

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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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LITA Welcomes Two Emerging Leaders

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ALA’s Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. LITA is thrilled to sponsor these two excellent emerging leaders. Aisha Conner-Gaten, intersectional librarian, activist, and tech enthusiast working […]

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LITA Guides: Call for Proposals

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LITA is looking to expand its popular LITA Guide series. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers would like to offer a $250 gift card for the best LITA book proposal.  Proposals must be submitted by DECEMBER 15th, 2017. Topics for consideration include: Tools for big data Developing in-house technology expertise Budgeting for technology Writing a technology plan K-12 technology Applications of […]

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Megan Ozeran wins 2017 LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Megan Ozeran has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled “Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials.” Ozeran is a MLIS candidate at the San Jose State University School of Information. “Megan Ozeran’s paper was selected as the winner […]

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