Create, build, code and hack with a choice of four LITA preconferences

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/03/2015


Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist


(312) 280-4268

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) brings you a choice of four dynamic, useful and fun preconferences. These all-day preconferences - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - will teach you how to create, build, code and hack the newest trends in technology for libraries. Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $235 for LITA members (use coupon code: LITA2015); $350 ALA for members; $380 for non-members. 

Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design, Event Code: LIT1

Build a Circuit & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace: Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together for a More Creative Tomorrow, Event Code: LIT3

Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies - in Your Library or Anywhere!, Event Code: LIT2

Let's Hack a Collaborative Library Website!, Event Code: LIT4

Through hands-on activities participants will learn to code, build, create and learn to teach others new initiatives such as video tutorials, collaborative website tools, programming languages and arduino boards.  These events are intended for any librarian wanting to stretch themselves and meet their patrons in these new hands on technologies worlds.

Notable preconference presenters include: Yvonne Mery, Leslie Sult and Rebecca Blakiston from the University of Arizona Libraries; Mitch Altman of Noisebridge, Brandon (BK) Klevence of The Maker Jawn Initiative (Philadelphia), Angi Chau off the Castilleja School (Palo Alto, California), Tod Colegrove and Tara M Radniecki of the University of Nevada - Reno; Kimberly Bryant, Reilly Ellis and Mikala Streeter from Black Girls CODE; and Kate Bronstad, Heather J Klish of Tufts University; and Junior Tidal of the New York City College of Technology.

For questions, contact Mark Beatty, LITA Programs and Marketing Specialist at or (312) 280-4268.

See the LITA conference web site for information about LITA events including details on the preconferences, the LITA Presidents program with Lou Rosenfeld, the Top Technology Trends panel, and social events.

LITA is a division of the American Library Association.