Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) at 2009 ALA Annual Conference

Complete list of LITA Meetings & Programs with locations at ALA Annual.


LITA Preconferences

Friday, July 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs

McCormick Place West  room 470a
Speaker: Karen Coombs, University of Houston subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it's easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about web scripting and programming and are encouraged to bring a laptop for hands-on participation.

A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your Library

McCormick Place West  room  475
Speakers: Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University; Michael Porter, WebJunction; Helene Blowers, Columbus Metropolitan Library
In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for shooting and editing better photos, camera settings that make for the best photos, and basics of editing an image. Learn how to capture library events more effectively and artistically, take and select better photos for websites and promotional materials. Licensing work and finding others via Creative Commons will also be covered.  Participants should bring a digital camera and laptop; familiarity with moving photos from camera to computer is a must.


LITA Member $235
ALA Member $315
Non-Member $380

You do not need to attend Annual Conference to register for a LITA preconfernce. Visit the 2009 ALA Annual Conference registration page to register for these events.


Friday, July 10, 2009

LITA 101: Open House

Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Place room
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.
Andrew Pace, LITA President; Donald Lemke, LITA Membership Development Committee Chair; Holly Yu, LITA Interest Group Coordinator; and Scott Muir, LITA Committee Coordinator will be present.

LITA Happy Hour

Potter's Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks. Cash Bar.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Top Technology Trends

Intercontinental, Grand Ballroom, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library  technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in  technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to  take advantage of these trends.

LITA Awards and Scholarships Reception

Intercontinental, Empire Ballroom, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Presentation of LITA Awards and Scholarships.

LITA President's Program: Make Stories, Tell Stories, Keep Stories

Intercontinental, Grand Ballroom, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
In 2007, Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap van de Geer, and Geert van den Boogaard took off from DOK Delft Public Library to embark on a North American tour of libraries en route to the Internet Librarian Conference.  Their popular video tour captured the passion and enthusiasm of the people working on library innovation in the States, a theme that they have recently repeated in Australia.  Now it’s time to tell their story.  Come learn about innovations from our library colleagues in the Netherlands and join Erik Boekesteijn (DOK Delft Public Library), Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian), and Michael Stephens (Tame the Web) as they discuss the current state and future of library innovation and the opportunities to learn from the vast network of international stories about library innovation.
Speakers: Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap van de Geer, Geert van den Boogaard, Jenny Levine, and Michael Stephens