Forum Planning Committee 2020

Charge

To work with the LITA office to plan, organize, and produce an annual event that highlights current and emerging technologies in libraries and provides a venue for people involved or interested in library technology to discuss issues. The 2020 Forum location and dates are yet to be determined.

Roster

Berika Williams (Chair, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Melody Condron (Past-Chair, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Galen Charlton (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Krista L. Graham (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Peggy Griesinger (Member, May 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Julene L. Jones (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Ms. Cara McBain Key (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Joanna Messer Kimmitt (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Dr. Ashley Ruth Lierman (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Mr. Chris Martin (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Mrs. Cynthia R. Schwarz (Member, May 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Alexandra Van Doren (Member, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Ms. Emily Morton-Owens (Board Liaison, May 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, February 5, 2019, to August 31, 2019)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, February 5, 2019, to December 31, 2020)

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Composition

The Forum Planning Committee typically consists of about 15 members, appointed from LITA membership. Committee service begins 18 months prior to the Forum and concludes the December immediately following the Forum.

About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Works with the LITA Office to plan and hold the 2020 LITA Forum
  • The group is responsible for determining catering menus, program content, the schedule, keynote speakers, preconferences, and social events
  • Subcommittees focus on programming, accessibility & recording/streaming, sponsorship, website and marketing, user experience (including onsite), and sustainability

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 1-2 virtual meetings each month, with more scheduled as needed as the Forum date gets closer; requires no face-to-face meetings each year, and participants are not required to attend the Forum in person
  • Group members work an average of 5-10 hours per month
  • April, June, October, and November are the busiest months

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Program planning
  • Designing attendee experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Interpersonal skills when working with presenters

 

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