Program Planning

Core Call for 2021 ALA Annual Program Proposals

Submit an ALA 2021 Annual Conference program proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on September 1, 2020. Proposals are due September 30, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Submit your idea using this proposal form. Core welcomes topics of interest to a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including… 1. Access and Equity Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy Preservation Week Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas 2. Assessment Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures 3. Leadership and Management Developing leaders at every level Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership…


LITA Lightning Rounds at 2015 ALA Annual

Will you be at the American Library Association Conference in San Francisco this June? Do you have a great new technology idea that you’d like to share informally with colleagues? How about a story related to a clever tech project that you just pulled off at your institution, successfully, or less-than-successfully? The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting proposals for a round of Lightning Talks to be given at ALA. To submit your idea please fill out this form: The lightning rounds will be Saturday June 27, 10:30 – 11:30 All presenters will be given 5 minutes to speak. Proposals are due Monday, May 4 at midnight. Questions? Please contact PPC chair, Debra Shapiro, Thanks!


Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design

A LITA Preconference at 2015 ALA Annual Register online for the ALA Annual Conference and add a LITA Preconference Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:30am – 4:00pm Have you wanted to involve users as you design interactive e-learning, but aren’t sure where to start? In this unique, hands-on workshop, you will learn the core and emerging principles of instructional and user experience design and apply what you have learned to design, develop, and test a tutorial you create. The three dynamic and experienced workshop facilitators will cover topics including design thinking, user-centered pedagogy, user interface prototyping, and intercept usability testing while providing hands-on practice in each area. Check out these 3 tutorials examples: Popular vs. Scholarly Sources Academic Search Complete Locating Manuscripts in Special Collections Presenters: Yvonne Mery, Instructional Design Librarian, University of Arizona Yvonne co-authored the book, Online by Design: the Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses. She has co-authored…

Committees and Interest Groups

Introduction to Python: Join Us in Chicago for a LITA Preconference

Are you ready to start coding? Have you made your ALA Annual travel plans yet? The Library Code Year Interest Group (a joint ALCTS and LITA Interest Group) will be offering a full-day pre-conference workshop on Python before this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Attendees will learn the basics of the Python programming language with ample opportunities for hands-on, project-based practice. Using a curriculum based on the one developed by the Boston Python Workshop, we will teach attendees the syntax and key features of Python while providing them with an opportunity to work through practice exercises. During the second half of the day, attendees will have the opportunity to complete a short project in Python to use the skills they have learned. Experienced teaching staff will be on hand to provide support and feedback throughout the workshop. While we’ll cover a lot of ground, this workshop does not assume…


Call for Proposals: ALA Annual 2010

This year, the LITA Program Planning Committee, in an effort to modernize the workflow for planning programs for ALA Annual, has moved the process entirely online! The following is the form that you can fill out if you are interested in proposing a program via LITA for ALA Annual 2010, June 24-30th in Washington, DC: The form will be available at the above link, on ALA Connect (, on LITABlog, and anywhere else we can embed it. Once you submit your program proposal, the Program Planning Committee will be in touch with you by the middle of August, 2009. The deadline for submitting proposals to LITA for a program for Annual 2010 is July 31st, 2009. Questions If you have questions about anything relating to programs at ALA Annual, there is a public discussion board on ALA Connect designed just for that: You do have to have an…