Authors’ notes: This post is co-authored by Kelly Sattler, Head of Web Services, Michigan State University. It is part one of a two-part series on IT centralization and academic libraries.This post will define IT centralization and talk about what to expect when a centralization initiative begins. Part two, coming in January, will address how to […]
In an effort to reach out to the library technology community and provide better services, LITA (the Library and Information Technology Association) is interested in how LITA members and non-members perceive the association. Please take just a few short minutes out of your day to let us know what’s on your mind.
Are you a new LITA member, or one who hasn’t quite found your place in the organization yet? Not quite sure what LITA is all about? LITA 201 is a session intended to introduce people to the organization and help them find a meaningful way to get involved and get connected. Don Lemke, chair of […]
Jason Griffey kicked off the session by introducing Dr. Vernor Vinge and talking about his many accolades as a science fiction writer and futurist. Dr. Vinge then talked about how humans are the best tool-creating animal and the only animal that has figured out how to outsource their cognition — how to spread their cognitive abilities into the outside […]
Emerging ALA Leaders Team O has complied a list of LITA-related tags for ease of following LITA programs. Head on over to the ALA Annual wiki and check it out
This past Spring, our library â€˜completedâ€™ what was a fairly significant reorganization. The library formalized relationships with several strategic partners which had been residing in our building. One of the outcomes included bringing together three independent IT departments, which I have been responsible for pulling together. Needless to say, the 2008 LITA Forum session entitled […]