LITA is still accepting applications through August 30, 2019, to sponsor two Emerging Leaders for 2020. LITA sponsorship provides $1,000 to attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter and Annual conferences in order to participate in the program. It also puts you on the fast track to get involved with LITA in a leadership capacity. Apply now! ALA Emerging Leaders is a leadership development program that enables newer library workers to participate in problem-solving workgroups, network with peers, and gain an inside look into ALA’s and LITA’s structure. Participants select a project to work on virtually between February and June. The team will then present its work at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Contact us if you have questions about the Emerging Leaders program or this sponsorship opportunity.
Are you interested in connecting with other LITA members near you? In what ways can LITA help foster local activities that would benefit you? Would you like to take the lead in starting a group near you? LITA Close to Home is an ALA Emerging Leader project studying whether LITA members would like to participate in local peer groups and what form those groups should take. We need your help! Please take just 5 minutes to complete the Close to Home survey before it closes on Friday, May 10. The 2019 LITA Emerging Leaders team are: Liz Gibbons-Camp, Adult Services Coordinator, Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org Kat Greer, Digital Systems & Acquisitions Librarian, Agnes Scott College, email@example.com Rachel Murdock, Innovation Librarian, Hedberg Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org Abigail Sparling, Serials Metadata Librarian, University of Alberta, email@example.com