Library Code Year Interest Group (LITA / ALCTS)


Joint LITA/ALCTS Interest Group devoted to supporting members who want to improve their computer programming skills.


Mary Taylor (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to July 22, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 04/27/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Interest groups are self-initiated and not appointed by LITA officers.  Membership consists of any number of participants and is open to LITA members.  The leadership of each group is selected by the group.

Conference Activities

Midwinter 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm, McCormick Place West  W175c
Decoding Code
Are you ever in a meeting where people throw around terms like front-end, back-end, Bootstrap, git, JavaScript, agile, XML, PHP, Python, Wordpress, and Drupal, but you are not sure what they mean in the library context (even after you looked the terms up on your phone covertly under the table)? Not sure how or what to ask your colleagues to get a sense of what they are talking about? 
ALCTS/LITA’s Library Code Year Interest Group wants to help you out by having a discussion about what all these terms mean. Bring any terms that you hear a lot, but don’t completely understand, to the meeting and we will go over what each term means, what makes it different from everything else out there, and how it fits in with library technology. 
If you don’t want to admit that you don’t know a term (or just want to give us some advance warning), you can submit it anonymously before the meeting ( 
We will go over what each term means, what makes it different from everything else out there, and how it fits in with library technology. Please join us for this informal and lively discussion about decoding technology jargon. 
We will have librarians from all levels of comfort with library technology.  We look forward to seeing you there!
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The Library Code Year Interest Group was established in 2012.

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Interest groups are open to all LITA members.  Conference attendance is not required.  To join a group, contact the chair, attend meetings, and get involved with their activities and discussions.  See contact information in the above roster by logging into the site and clicking your browser refresh button.  If you need help, contact the LITA office at