• Core Call for Comment
    by Lindsay Cronk on 2019-11-18 at 3:32 pm

    Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA. The Steering Committee welcomes comments on the draft division proposal documentation through November 25th. Please join the conversation! Your perspectives and input are shaping the identity and priorities of the proposed division. We’re asking for you to respond to the documents with

  • LIS Students: Apply for the 2020 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help
    by Chrishelle Thomas on 2019-11-15 at 4:31 pm

    The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The

  • Jobs in Information Technology: November 13, 2019
    by Jenny Levine on 2019-11-13 at 6:05 pm

    New This Week Full Time Faculty – Non Tenure Track, SJSU School of Information, San Jose, CA Digital Collections Librarian, Union College, Schenectady, NY Web Services Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR GALILEO Programmer/Analyst, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and information on submitting your own job posting.

  • LITA Opens Call for Innovative LIS Student Writing Award for 2020
    by Chrishelle Thomas on 2019-11-12 at 3:31 pm

    The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s referred journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The

  • Jobs in Information Technology: November 6, 2019
    by Jenny Levine on 2019-11-06 at 7:05 pm

    New This Week Open Educational Resources Production Manager, Oregon State University – Ecampus, Corvallis, OR User Experience Librarian, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Director of Collections & Access, Wheaton College, Norton, MA Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and

  • Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award
    by Chrishelle Thomas on 2019-11-05 at 4:02 pm

    Nominations are open for the 2020 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit

  • Propose a Topic for the ITAL “Public Libraries Leading the Way” Column
    by Chrishelle Thomas on 2019-11-01 at 3:00 pm

    Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the quarterly open-access journal published by ALA’s Library Information Technology Association, is looking for contributors for its regular “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column. This column highlights a technology-based innovation or approach to problem solving from a public library perspective. Topics we are interested in include the following, but proposals

  • ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA collaborate for virtual forum
    by Chrishelle Thomas on 2019-10-31 at 2:58 pm

    The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have collaborated to create The Exchange, an interactive, virtual forum designed to bring together experiences, ideas, expertise and individuals from these American Library Association (ALA) divisions. Modeled after the 2017 ALCTS

  • Submit your 2020 Annual Meeting Request by Feb 7
    by Jenny Levine on 2019-10-25 at 5:08 pm

    The LITA meeting request form is now open for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. All LITA committee and interest group chairs should use it to let us know if you plan to meet at Annual. We’re looking forward to seeing what you have planned. The deadline to submit your meeting request is

  • Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award
    by Jenny Levine on 2019-10-24 at 9:03 pm

    LITA and OCLC invite nominations for the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. Submit your nomination no later than December 31, 2019. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any

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