Web Coordinating Committee

Charge

In cooperation with the web manager, LITA board, LITA staff, and the committee and interest group chairs, the web coordinating committee coordinates the updating and posting of material to the LITA website. The committee also handles routine maintenance tasks such as link checking, and makes policy recommendations to the board on issues such as page appearance, standards and technologies used on the site, and the use of outside contractors.

Roster

David S. Vess (Chair, December 7, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mr. Andy D. Boze (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Matthew M. Calsada (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mr. Patrick Confer (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Sai Deng (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Megan Drake (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mrs. Jodie Gambill (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Jessica Harris (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Rebekah Kati (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Bohyun Kim (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Tara Lannen-Stanton (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Kathryn Stine (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Lauren Pressley (Board Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)
Melissa Prentice (Primary Liaison, July 1, 2010, to March 10, 2014)
Mary Taylor (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 10/25/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Web Coordinating Committee consists of about 15 people appointed from LITA membership, serving two year terms and led by the committee chair.

Subcommittees & Task Forces

Origin

The comittee was established in coordinate the web presence of LITA.  Beginning in 2010 the committee was reorganized.  Members participate in either the Technology Subcommittee or the Communication Subcommittee.  The Technology Subcommittee provides technical support for the Communications Subcommittee and for other LITA committees as requested and appropriate-- supporting servers, maintaining versioning, protecting the Sandbox server, create instructions, best practices, make recommendations for tools or plugins for the LITA website, etc.  The Communications subcommittee will be charged with coordinating a coherent LITA web presence across all channels and tools and with seeing that members use the channels and tools are used fully and appropriately. The committee will set standards for communication (organization work vs. marketing vs. peer to peer communication), put these standards together, and ask the LITA board for support in getting everyone on board.

Get Involved

LITA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on this committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee, be able to participate in Committee meetings when scheduled, e.g., Annual Conferences, Midwinter Meetings, or other times of the year as needed and, be able to contribute to the activities of the committee.

Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out the application form. Generally, appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1, for two year terms. Exceptions to this include the LITA National Forum Planning Committee (18 months before the Forum through the December after the Forum), the Nominating Committee (18 months before the election through the election) and, the Awards and Scholarships committees (one year terms).

Staff Liaison

Mark Beatty
Phone: (312) 280-4268
E-mail:  mbeatty@ala.org