New LITA board members take office

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/09/2012


Mary C. Taylor

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)


CHICAGO — Cindi Trainor, coordinator, Library Technology and Data Services, at Eastern Kentucky University, is the newly elected vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  Her term, and that of newly elected LITA board members, began at the conclusion of the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim last month.

Trainor has been active in LITA since 2007, when she served on the LITA Library Hi Tech Award Committee and participated in the Blogs, Interactive GroupWare and Wikis Interest Group (BIGWIG).  Since then, Trainor has served on the Web Coordinating and the Top Tech Trends Committees and the Online Programming and Electronic Participation Implementation Task Forces.  As a director-at-large on the LITA Board, Trainor has served on the Executive Committee and has liaised with the Web Coordinating and the Assessment and Research Committees. 

“LITA’s members are its strength and its life, and I want to build on that by helping to transform LITA into an organization that is attractive to potential new members and home to existing ones,” said Trainor.

This year two newly elected directors-at-large begin their three-year terms:    Cody Hanson, website architect and UX analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, and, Rachel Vacek, head of Web Services, University of Houston, Texas. 


LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.  For more information about LITA go to, or contact the LITA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail: