Ranti Junus, 2014 Candidate for LITA Director-at-large

Statement:

I think LITA is on the right track in increasing diversity and being more inclusive of all aspect of librarianship. Efforts in providing training to LITA members are going well. The decision to make LITA Board meetings more transparent by providing live streaming or recordings of the meetings for everybody is commendable.

I started my LITA membership over a decade ago so I've seen and experienced the joy of being a LITA member as well as participating in various LITA Interest Groups and Committees. I am quite excited by the opportunity, as part of LITA Board member, to fulfill LITA's vision and mission to empower libraries through its members and to aid in the implementation of technology in libraries. I'm looking forward to working with all of you. Thank you. 

Current Position:

Systems Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI

Previous Positions:

GIS Systems and Processing Management, LAPI Bandung Institute Technology/DRR Engineering, 1996-1999

Degrees and Certificates: 

Case Western Reserve University, BA, Computer Science, 1995; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSLIS, 2001 

ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:   

LITA Program Planning Committee, Intern, 2006-2007, Member, 2007-2011, Chair, 2010-2011; LITA Nominations Committee, Member, 2012-2013; LITA Program Process System Task Force, Chair, 2009; LITA Open Source Interest Group, Vice Chair, 2002-2003, Chair, 2003-2004; LITA Accessibility IG, Co-Chair, 2010 - 2011, Chair, 2011 - present; ACRL Universal Accessibility IG, Member 2010 - present, Chair, 2010-2011

Offices held in state and/or regional library associations, and other associations: 

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Library Technology Special Interest Group, List Moderator, 2004 - present; Michigan Library Association Conference Planning Committee, On-site chair, 2003-2005; ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries), Conference Planning Committee, Web Committee, 2008 - present 

Honors and Awards:   

Beta Phi Mu, 2001; Michigan State University Libraries Achievement and Excellence, 2002; Michigan State University Libraries Outstanding Service, 2013  

Publications:

Junus: "E-Books and E-readers for Users with Print Disabilities", Making Libraries Accessible: Adaptive Design and Assistive Technology, Library Technology Reports (American Library Association), Volume 48, Number 7, 2012

Links for further information:

Blog: http://blog.rantijunus.net