LITA Events at 2020 ALA Annual Conference

ALA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition due to COVID-19.

Virtual Conferences - TBD 

More information will be available in April.

2020 ALA Annual Conference - Chicago IL - June 25-30
 

LITA Preconferences

LITA AvramCamp 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm 
Event Code: LIT1 | Register
Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $25 - Other Member: $25 - Non-Member: $30

Facilitators: Jessica Gilbert Redman, Web Services Librarian, University of North Dakota, Amy Swartz, Systems Librarian, Columbia University (New York), Stacy Tomaszewski, Electronic Resources Librarian, Alameda County Library

Jessica Gilbert Redman   Amy Swartz Photo Stacy T photo

This workshop for women and non-binary individuals will start with looking at imposter syndrome and then allow participants to propose unconference topics such as salary negotiation, creating inclusive job postings, and becoming leaders in the technology field.

OCLC LogoSponsor

We thank our sponsor, OCLC, for supporting travel scholarships to help build connections for participants who would not otherwise have access to these opportunities.

 

Building Privacy Culture in Libraries

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am - 12:00Noon
Event Code: LIT2 | Register 
Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $170 - Other Member: $170 - Non-Member: $210 - LITA Member: $140
Presenter: T.J. Lamanna, Adult Services Librarian, Cherry Hill Public Library

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This preconference is going to focus on how to build power in your library through collective action. We'll be working together to answer questions, learn how to get community buy-in, and discover tools that will help keep you and your community safe. From establishing community rules to learning how to implement privacy software to biometrics, we'll cover what you need to know to get your library moving forward in the right direction.

 

A Static Web Approach to Digital Collections: Hands-On with CollectionBuilder

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00am - 12:00Noon
Event Code: LIT4 | Register
Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $170 - Other Member: $170 - Non-Member: $210 - LITA Member: $140

Presenters: Devin Becker, Director of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), Head of Data & Digital Services, University of Idaho, Olivia Wikle, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Idaho, Evan Peter Williamson, Digital Infrastructure Librarian, University of Idaho Library

Devin Becker head shot  Olivia Wikle head shot  Evan Williamson head shot

Looking for an agile, lightweight approach to developing digital collections and scholarship projects? Join us for a demonstration of CollectionBuilder, an open source project for generating digital collection websites driven by metadata and powered by modern static web technology. 

 

Making the Future Accessible One PDF at a Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Code: LIT3 | Register 
Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $170 - Other Member: $170 - Non-Member: $210 - LITA Member: $140
Presenters: Madeleine Ferguson, Imaging and Digitization Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL), Grace Morris, Imaging and Digitization Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL)

Madeleine Ferguson head shot    Grace Morris head shot

Creating accessible PDFs compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines can be a challenge – especially when starting from born-analog scanned tiffs with no associated OCR, metadata, or structure tags. This 3-hour workshop explores remediation/mediation processes, inherent issues, and the complexities of the software used; Abbyy FineReader Pro 15, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and Colour Contrast Analyser (Paciello Group). This workshop will end with methods for future problem solving in the mediation/remediation process.