LITA Education Call for Proposals, Special Webinar Series, 2020

lita: empowering libraries through technology

Veteran presenters and publication gurus, we are looking for you! LITA is putting together a special webinar series to disseminate expertise on turning ideas and projects into conference presentations, workshops, publications, and best practices for social media. We are seeking webinars on topics such as where to publish, assessing metrics for potential publication outlets, how to make a strong submission, and creating social media buzz. If you have a formula for achieving these goals, or techniques, tricks, or best practices that have served you well, we’d love to work with you to help you share your expertise with a national audience. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. Submit a proposal by September 1 to teach one of these special webinars in 2020. All topics related to presenting your work to your colleagues are…

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Women Learning to Code

I am a user of technology much more than a creator.   After I completed a masters in educational technology I knew to better use the skills I had learned it would benefit me to gain a better understanding of computer coding. My HTML skills were adequate but rusty, and I didn’t have any experience with other languages. To increase these skills I really did not want to have to take another for-credit course, but I also knew that I would have a better learning experience if I had someone of whom I could ask questions. Around this time, I was made aware of Girl Develop It. I have attended a few meetings and truly appreciate the instruction and the opportunity to learn new skills. As a way to introduce the readers of the LITA blog who might be interested in adding to their skill-set I interviewed Michelle Brush and Denisse…

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LITA Education Committee Midwinter 2009 Report

We will be posting our full minutes on the LITA Wiki in a bit. Mandy Havert and I wanted to share a brief summary of the Education committee’s work at Midwinter. Important stuff first – we are pursuing speakers for educational programming opportunities (i.e Regional Institutes, ALA Programs, Preconferences, and online course/webinar/tutorial/etc. development). The following topics were identified as top priorities (from liaison reports with LITA IGs/Committees and a survey done 18 months ago). Open Source Mobile Tech RDA Extensible Catalog SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Semantic Web If you are interest in working with us to develop an educational program in one of these areas, please contact the chairs: David Ward Mandy Havert You’ll notice some similarities with what is going on at LITA Forum and other LITA activities – one of our goals is to look for ways to take popular/well rated topics/speakers/programs and develop additional educational…