Create, build, code and hack at LITA preconferences

For Immediate Release
Wed, 06/03/2015

Contact:

Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist

LITA

312-280-4268

mbeatty@ala.org

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

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 4 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 special code LITA2015); $350 ALA for members; $380 for non-members. 

Create

Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design. Hands-on workshop with experts from the University of Arizona. Event Code: LIT1

Build 

Build a Circuit & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace: Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together for a More Creative Tomorrow. This workshop will convene at Noisebridge, a maker space in San Francisco. Clearly, it will be hands on. Event Code: LIT3

Code 

Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies - in Your Library or Anywhere!. Work with experts from the Black Girls CODE to become master technology teachers. Event Code: LIT2

Hack 

Let's Hack a Collaborative Library Website! This hands-on experience will consist of a morning in-depth introduction to the tools, followed by an afternoon building a single 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 and Lake Raymond from Black Girls CODE; and Kate Bronstad, Heather J Klish of Tufts University; and Junior Tidal of the New York City College of Technology.

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. 

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