Public Library Technology Interest Group


To provide a forum for the discussion of current and emerging technologies: their development, implementation, management, staffing, value in the contexts of customer experience, and education in public libraries.


Patricia B. Ball (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. David Lee King (Interest Group Coordinator, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to May 1, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 11/27/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Interest groups are completely 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

The Public Library Technology Interest Group will meet on Sunday, Feb 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am, in room W194a McCormick Place.  We will have a guest speaker, Bob Bocher who is a current fellow for ALA OITP Washington Office. Bob will discuss recent changes to the e-rate by the FCC. And he will tell libraries how they may be able to top into some of those funds.


Public Library Technology Interest Group was established in 2006.  To contribute information about the history of this interest group, contact LITA's Web Coordinating Committee at

Get Involved

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