Forum Planning Committee 2017

Charge

To work with the LITA office to plan, organize, and produce an annual event that highlights current and emerging technologies in libraries and provides a venue for people involved or interested in library technology to discuss issues. The 2017 Forum will take place in Denver (CO) on November 9-12.

Roster

Vincci Wing Yee Kwong (Chair, July 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017)
Tammy Allgood Wolf (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017)
Julia C. Daniel Walkuski (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Ms. Dana M. DeFebbo (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Tabatha Farney (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Janet Hack (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Fen Lu (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Candace Moorer (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Christina D. Mune (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Ms. Meredith Powers (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Tim Ryan Ream (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Amber Seely (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Mrs. Alexandra Van Doren (Member, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Melody Condron (Ex-Officio Member, April 3, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Ms. Andromeda Yelton (Ex-Officio Member, April 3, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Aimee Fifarek (Board Liaison, January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/23/2017. Last retrieved on 11/23/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Forum Planning Committee typically consists of about 15 members, appointed from LITA membership. Committee service begins 18 month prior to the Forum and concludes the December immediately following the Forum.

Origin

The LITA Forum Planning Committee is charged with creating and implementing the Forum annually. The LITA National Forum is a 3-day educational event featuring preconferences, keynote, concurrent, and poster sessions that explore leading-edge technologies and their applications in all types of libraries.

Get Involved

LITA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on this committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee, be able to participate in Committee meetings when scheduled, e.g.,  Annual Conferences, Midwinter Meetings, or other times of the year as needed, and be able to contribute to the activities of the committee.
 
Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out the application form. Generally, appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1, for two year terms. Exceptions to this include the LITA National Forum Planning Committee (18 months before the Forum through the December after the Forum), the Nominating Committee (18 months before the election through the election), and the Awards and Scholarships committees (one-year terms).