LITA Preconferences: Friday, June 26, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design
Moscone Convention Center 2008 (W)
Presenters: Yvonne Mery, Instructional Design Librarian, University of Arizona; Leslie Sult, Associate Librarian, University of Arizona; and Rebecca Blakiston, User Experience Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries
Have you wanted to involve users as you design interactive e-learning, but aren’t sure where to start? In this unique, hands-on workshop, you will learn the core and emerging principles of instructional and user experience design and apply what you have learned to design, develop, and test a tutorial you create. Workshop facilitators will cover topics including design thinking, user-centered pedagogy, user interface prototyping, and intercept usability testing while providing hands-on practice in each area.
Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies - in Your Library or Anywhere!
Moscone Convention Center 2010 (W)
Build a Circuit & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace: Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together for a More Creative Tomorrow
Noisebridge Hacker Space, 2169 Mission St. San Francisco
Computers have changed our lives, but what do we really know about them? Library/information centers can provide answers. Via this hackerspace hosted innovative and experiential session, attendees will learn practical skills such as soldering and learning the basics of Arduino programing and being able to create and adapt programs for their own needs. A panel of Silicon Valley insiders and librarians will share how their institutions programs on programming contribute to analytical thinking.
(An additional materials fee of $25, payable at the door, may apply for this session.)
Check out this welcoming Video from Mitch Altman, co-founder of the Noisebridge Hacker space.
- LITA Member $235
- ALA Member $350
- Non-Member $380
- Call ALA Registration at 1-866-513-0760
- Onsite registration will also be accepted in San Francisco.
Interest Groups Discussion Sessions
LITA Open House, Friday June 26, 2015, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Moscone Convention Center, Room 2005 (W)
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.
Sunday Afternoon with LITA, June 28, 2015
Top Technology Trends
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Moscone Convention Center 3014-3016 (W)
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. This year's panelists are:
- Sarah Houghton (Moderator)
- Carson Block
- Andrea Davis
- Grace Dunbar
- Bonnie Tijerina
LITA Awards Presentation & LITA President's Program with Lou Rosenfeld
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moscone Convention Center 3014-3016 (W)
Speaker: Lou Rosenfeld
LITA President Rachel Vacek welcomes Lou Rosenfeld to present on the latest cutting edge issues of concern to technology librarians.
You've heard a lot about—and maybe even tried to do something—about user experience. And naturally, you have questions. Do librarians have an edge when it comes to UX, or are we behind UX's other feeder disciplines? Why is UX research so important for libraries? Can libraries even afford to provide good experiences these days? Lou Rosenfeld sits squarely at the intersection of UX and librarianship (and hopes not to get run over). He is a former librarian who many consider one of the "fathers of information architecture” and who now publishes books on user experience. He'll tackle your questions with moderation from LITA President Rachel Vacek—and may even answer some.
LITA Happy Hour
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: DaDa Bar, 86 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 357-1367
This year marks a special LITA Happy Hour as we celebrate the career of our soon to retire Executive Director Mary Taylor. Make sure you join the LITA Membership Development Committee and LITA members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks; cash bar. Help us cheer Mary onto her next adventures.