LITA at 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting

LITA Schedule of meetings and events at ALA Midwinter [pdf]

Two-Day LITA Midwinter Workshop

User Centered Design: Design Process (Day 1) and Usability (Day 2)

Thursday and Friday, January 10-11, 2008, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Learn about design process for managing digital projects in libraries and usability theory and methodology. This workshop  overs two days, and can be attended for either day, or both days. Day One focuses on design process. Staff skills and responsibilities, artifacts of the design process, and communication channels are addressed. Web technologies and standards are included as a framework. Day Two focuses on usability theory and methodology. Practice with usability technique and methods, information on additional types of test methods, and administrative issues are addressed.


Brenda Reeb, University of Rochester Libraries 
Cost (both days)

  • LITA member: $310
  • ALA member: $520
  • Non-member: $720

Cost (one day)

  • LITA member: $180
  • ALA member: $285
  • Nonmember: $385

LITA Happy Hour

Friday, January 11, 2008, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer. Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks.

Cebu Restaurant and Bar
123 Chestnut Street, Old City, Philadelphia, (215) 629-1100

The hosts at Cebu have offered LITA the following:

Drink Specials:
$3 House Mixed Drinks
$2.50 Domestic Beer
$5 Long Island Iced Tea
$5 House Apple Martini's and Cosmopolitans
$5 House Red or White Wine

15% discount (Limited to food bill only, must be seated in Main dining area)
Sampler of various Hors d' oeuvres stationed at the Main Bar

LITA Town Meeting

Monday, January 14, 2007
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Philadelphia Convention Center

Previous years' Town Meetings have focused on the LITA Strategic Plan, education, and measuring success for LITA members.

This year's Town Meeting will be shift gears a bit and focus on "Communicating and Marketing the Strength of LITA."

LITA's new Emerging Leader, Lauren Pressley, will help lead a discussion of the strategies and technologies used to communicate to the LITA membership and to market membership success to the division, ALA, and the greater library community.  LITA's Programs and Marketing Specialist, Melissa Prentice, will also be on hand to participate.

The LITA Blog will be used to begin gathering input from LITA members prior to the conference and to follow-up the discussion after the conference. The perspective of members unable to attend conferences is critical to the success of valuable marketing and communication for the division. For the rest of you, we look forward to seeing you in Philly.