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Interview with LITA Twitter chat panelist Thomas San Filippo

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The LITA Twitter chat on May 31 (1pm Eastern/12pm Central) will feature two projects and four panelists. In this post, we feature panelist Thomas San Filippo (@WallaceLibrary) from Wheaton College, who will participate along with his colleagues, Kate Boylan, and Mark LeBlanc. They will talk about their project to expand the use of JSTOR Forum on their campus. We recently interviewed Thomas about their project. Q. Tell us a little about your role at your institution. What are you responsible for? I’m the Systems and Educational Technology Liaison at the Wallace Library. I work with students, faculty and staff to facilitate and enhance the use of technology in pedagogy and scholarship, and I develop, support and maintain systems for search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources. That’s a long way of saying that I’m responsible for configuring the library’s catalog and discovery layer, Wheaton’s digital repository, JSTOR Forum,…

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Interview with LITA Twitter chat panelist Adam Olsen

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The LITA Twitter chat on May 31 (1pm Eastern/12pm Central) will feature two projects and four panelists. In this post, we interview panelist Adam Olsen (@theloraxster) from Western Carolina University. Western Carolina University recently launched a media wall that displays study room availability, events in the building, and the library’s social media feeds. They are planning on adding a number of additional features in the future.  We recently interviewed Adam about this project. Q. Tell us a little about your role at your institution. What are you responsible for? I’m the web development and user experience librarian at WCU Hunter Library.  I handle the administration of most of our web-based applications, as well as do user experience studies, particularly regarding web sites. Q. Describe your project, its purpose, and its goals. The project was to create a “media wall.”  This is four screens that can display content in different ways….

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#LITAchat – Digital Collection and Media Wall Projects!

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Join us Friday, May 31, 12:00-1:00pm Central, on Twitter to hear about, discuss, ask questions on several technology-related projects happening in the field. This month we‘ll cover another digital collection project, and a library setting up a “media wall” that displays study room availability, events in the building, as well as social media feeds. Our panel will include: Thomas San Filippo, Kate Boylan, and Mark LeBlanc of Wheaton College, @WallaceLibrary Adam Olsen, Western Carolina University, @theloraxster To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtag #litachat. View more information, as well as past LITAchats. Questions or Comments? For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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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 their approach to XR in academic libraries. Both will participate in the chat using the @SCSUtechinstruc Twitter handle and will talk about their projects and low-end approaches to using  XR in libraries. We recently interviewed Miltenoff about these projects. Q. Tell us a little about your role at your institution. What are you responsible for? SCSU is a midsize university; ~15K students with about 800 faculty. Our student are mostly first-generation students. Mark is the Director of the Viz Lab, and he deals with faculty and students around the campus. I am Informedia Specialist with…

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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 little about your role at your institution. What are you responsible for? I’m an Associate Professor of Library Science and the Web Librarian for University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library. I’m responsible for web development (e.g., testing/trying new web applications) and for maintaining several Drupal-based web sites for the library (e.g., library.uaf.edu and jukebox.uaf.edu). I also serve as administrator of our LibGuides, WordPress blogs, and for some of our electronic databases.  Besides web work, I teach A LOT. I teach a required 1-credit Library Information & Research class (LS101) and when I have time I…

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#LITAchat – Digital Archive and Extended Reality Projects!

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Join us Friday, March 29, 12:00-1:00pm Central, on Twitter to hear about, discuss, ask questions on several technology-related projects happening in the field. This month we ‘ll cover a grant-funded digital archives project and eXtended Reality (XR) work! Our panel will include: Ilana Kingsley, @IlanaKingsley, Associate Professor of Library Science and the Web Librarian for Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Plamen Miltenoff, @SCSUtechinstruc, MLIS Professor, and Mark Gill, VizLab Director, at St. Cloud University To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtag #litachat. View more information, as well as past LITAchats. For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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#LITAchat – More Fun New Library Tech Projects!

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Join us Friday, January 25, 12:00-1:00pm CDT, on Twitter to hear about, discuss, ask questions on several technology-related projects happening in the field. This month we ‘ll cover another digital collection project, and a novel project utilizing a Raspberry Pi for barcode duplication! Our panel will include: Chris Day, @ChrisDayDigLib, Digital Services Librarian at the School of t he Art Institute of Chicago’s Flaxman Library. Mark Sandford, @LibGeekMS, Systems Librarian at Colgate University. To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtag #litachat. View more information, as well as past LITAchats. For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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#LITAchat – Fun New Library Tech Projects!

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Join us Friday, November 30, 12:00-1:00pm CDT, on Twitter to hear about, discuss, ask questions on several technology-related projects happening in the field. This month we’ll cover a digital collection infrastructure project, a unique data management project, and a project integrating Amazon’s Alexa with library discovery and calendar services! Our panel will include: Kim Pham, @tolloid, Information Technologies Librarian, University of Denver Mike Paulmeno, @MikePaulmeno, Systems Librarian, Skidmore College Greg Davis, @davisgr1801, Assistant Director of Library Assessment and Planning, Iowa State University Library To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtag #litachat. View more information, as well as past LITAchats. For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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#LITAchat – 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum

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Join us Friday, October 26, 12:00-1:00pm CDT, on Twitter to learn more about the programs, events, and activities at this year’s LITA Library Technology Forum in Minneapolis, MN, November 8-10, 2018. To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtags #litaforum and #litachat. View more information, as well as past LITAchats. For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

2018

#LITAchat – LITA @ ALA Annual 2018

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Attending the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this year? Curious about what LITA is up to? Join us on Friday, June 15th, 1:00-2:00pm EDT on Twitter to discuss and ask questions about the LITA events, activities, and more happening at this year’s 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, June 21-26. To participate, launch your favorite Twitter mobile app or web browser and search for the #LITAchat hashtag and select “Latest” to follow along and reply to questions asked by the moderator or other participants. When replying to discussion or asking questions, add or incorporate the hashtags #alaac18 and #litachat. Check here for more info and to view past LITAchat events. See you there!