Interest Groups

Interest groups are a great way to get involved with LITA, while learning about emerging trends or issues in library technology. The groups help shape future LITA programs, education initiatives, and publications.

Joining

Interest groups are open to all LITA members, and conference attendance is not required. To join an interest group, contact the chair of the group or subscribe to the group's mailing list. See contact information by logging in to the site and visiting the pages below. If you need help, contact the LITA office at lita@ala.org.

Interest Groups

Interest Groups Coordinator

The LITA Bylaws, Article VIII, Interest Group, notes that the vice-president (president-elect) appoints a coordinator to shall oversee the activities of interest groups and report to the Board of Directors. The Interest Group Coordinator serves a two year term, not to serve for more than four consecutive years. The Interest Groups Coordinator serves as a resource for chairs of LITA interest groups. The Coordinator facilitates communication between the leaders of these groups through administering meetings.

Interest Group Coordinator = Michelle Frisque

Forming an Interest Group

To create a new interest group, create an online Interest Group Formation Petition. The petition should include the title of the group, a function statement, the signatures of two LITA members in good standing, designated as chair and vice-chair/co-chair, and the signatures of eight or more members of LITA. Additional information can be found in Section 6 of the LITA Manual.

Orientation   

Chairs

Members & Chairs

Reports

IG chairs are required to submit quarterly reports updating the LITA Board on the IG's activities.

Submit committee meeting reports on ALA Connect.  Use your ALA login and password to access Connect. Locate your group’s page under the heading “My ALA Groups;” select “Files” and upload the file to the proper folder. Make the document public so that all LITA members can view your report. Please direct any questions or problems related to Connect to lita@ala.org.

Forms

Inactive Interest Groups

Information about inactive interest groups is kept for historic purposes. No updates are made to information on inactive interest group pages.