LITA Midwinter 2012 Meetings & Events Schedule

Hotel Abbreviations

Convention Center – DCC
Adolphus Hotel – ADOL
Fairmont Hotel – FAIR
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion– HYATT
Magnolia Hotel – MAG
Marriott City Center – MAR
Omni Hotel Dallas – OMNI
Sheraton Dallas Hotel – SHER



LITA Executive Committee

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Executive Committee (aka, Budget Review Committee and Forum Steering Committee) is meeting virtually prior to Midwinter, on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Anyone can attend the meeting by going to the ALA iLinc homepage on the day and time of the meeting; locate the LITA Executive Committee meeting listed there and click on join.




Getting Started with Drupal*

9:00 am- 4:30 pm, MAG, Akard

*workshops require separate registration

Board of Directors Meeting

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, DCC-Room C144

Electronic Resources Management Interest Group

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, HYATT - Reunion Ballroom C

LITA 201

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., DCC-Room D172
LITA 201 is a general orientation to involvement in LITA.  Join us, and learn how active involvement in LITA can help you better meet the challenges of today and troubleshoot the challenges of tomorrow. Join us for LITA 201 at Midwinter 2012 to:

  • Learn more about LITA and where you fit
  • Become or find a mentor
  • Form your own interest group
  • Network with tech-savvy library colleagues

LITA Happy Hour

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

City Tavern
1402 Main Street
(214) 745-1402

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.


Joint Committees and Interest Groups Chairs Meeting

8:00 am - 9:00 am, DCC-Room D220

Joint Committee and Interest Group Business Meetings

9:30 am - 11:30 am, DCC-Room D220

Groups meeting: Education Committee; International Relations Committee; Internet Resources and Services Interest Group; Membership Development Committee; Open Source Systems Interest Group; Program Planning Committee; Technology & Access Committee; Transliteracy Interest Group; Web Coordinating Committee

Top Technology Trends Committee Meeting

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, DCC- A110

MARBI Committee

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, HYATT- Reunion Ballroom E/F
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA. 

Vendor/Library Interest Group

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, DCC-A303

Bylaws and Organization Committee

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, DCC- A108

Publications Committee

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, DCC- A116

Drupal4Lib Interest Group

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, DCC- A310

Standards Interest Group

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, DCC- D226

Co-hosted by the LITA Standards Interest Group and NISO, NISO representatives will explain how standards are developed as well as what other deliverables (like Recommended Practices) NISO working groups produce.  Following that presentation, an open forum will be held to give participants a chance to identify and discuss pressing issues they face in their workplaces and how new standards might help streamline their operations.  The organizers of this session hope to walk away with new ideas for potential NISO work items around which working groups can be formed and real progress can be made. Come armed with your ideas and be ready to engage as an active participant.

Nominating Committee

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, DCC- A103

Assesment and Reseach Committee

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, DCC-A111

MARC Formats Interest Group (ALCTS LITA)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, DCC-C149


Bylaws and Organization Committee

8:00 am - 10:00 am, DCC-A104

Imagineering Interest Group

8:00 am - 10:00 am, DCC-C156

Public Libraries Technology Interest Group

8:00 am - 10:00 am, DCC-D222

The meeting will be a broad discussion on technology themes and trends with the purpose of defining some key topics that we will work into our program at ALA Annual

Heads of Library Techology Interest Group

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, OMNI- Arts District 6

HOLT provides a forum and support network for people with administrative responsibility for technology and computing in a library setting. This relatively informal meeting will include introductions, announcements, discussion of LITA and HoLT business and an update on our program for Annual. Discussion will include HoLTTalk; a round-table discussion of current IT issues facing attendees as well as solicitation for the upcoming Vice Chair position.

Linked Library Data Interest Group

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, SHER- Lone Star Ballroom C2

The midwinter meeting of the Linked Library Data Interest Group will include one hour of informal discussion followed by a 30 minute business meeting.  The meeting will open with updates from the chairs on recent developments in the LLD landscape, and attendees will be invited to give brief lightning talks. This will be followed by a short summary of Friday's "Libraries, Linked Data and the Semantic Web" institute and a discussion of topics arising from this event. The business meeting portion will primarily be focused on planning the proposed ALCTS Annual preconference.

Next Generation Catalog Interest Group

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, DCC-C156

The LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group invites representatives from major next generation catalog system vendors, including Ex Libris, eXtensible Catalog Organization, OCLC, and Serials Solutions. Each representative will demonstrate distinctive features of their system and will join in a panel discussion on topics, such as challenges of developing next generation catalog systems, embracing non-MARC metadata, and taking advantage of linked data.

Participants are encouraged to ask any question related to next generation catalog systems. A brief business meeting of the Next Generation Catalog Interest Group will be following.

Top Technology Trends (Discussion Meeting)

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, DCC-A201/202
LITA Top Technology Trends Moderated Discussion

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Interest Group

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, DCC-A303

Emerging Technologies Interest Group

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, DCC-D170

Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, OMNI- Arts District 7

The Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group provides a forum for discussing emerging trends in technology and their impact on library consortia and their supporting structures.  The Interest Group is an open interest group and welcomes all consortia members.

MARBI Committee

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm, HYATT-Reunion Ballroom E/F
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA. 

Authority Control Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS)

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm, DCC-A201/202

The focus of our program will be updates on special Authority Control projects.  Janis Young from the Library of Congress will give an update of the genre/forms projects at LC.  Robert Bremer of OCLC will provide updates on VIAF and the genre/form implementation in WorldCat. 

Questions and discussion from the floor.  A business meeting will be held after the program and everyone is invited to attend.


LITA Town Meeting

8:00 am - 10:00 am, DCC-D220

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Editorial Board

10:30 am - 12:00 noon,  DCC-A116

National Forum 2012 Planning Committee

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, DCC-A124

MARBI Committee

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, HYATT-Reunion Ballroom E/F 
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA.

Board of Directors Meeting

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, DCC-C144