Library and Information Technology Association

LITA Opens Call for Innovative LIS Student Writing

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate.

Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award

Nominations are open for the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Publishing, publishers of Library Hi Tech.

2018 LITA Forum early bird rates extended

The early bird registration rate has been extended for two more weeks, so there’s still time to save $50 on one of the most dynamic and interactive events you can attend.

LITA Forum 
Minneapolis, MN
November 8-10, 2018

Early bird rates will end October 14, 2018, so Register Now!

New Technology Planning LITA Guide is Out Now

Chicago -- There's a new title in the LITA Guide series, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, by Diana Silveira. Technology is a crucial part of libraries today. But when it comes to figuring out the most effective technologies for their library or to planning for future technology needs, many librarians don’t know where to begin.

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2018.

Don't Miss How to Use Contextual Inquiry to Increase Your User Engagement

Sign up today for the LITA web course Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UX.

Use the excitement of the fall seasons fresh start to further explore new avenues to increase your user engagement and sign up for this excellent LITA web course beginning September 19, 2018.

Simone Wagner Awarded 2018 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Simone Wagner has been selected to receive the 2018 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Wagner will be attending Simmons School of Library and Information Science starting in Fall 2018 to earn a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Cultural Heritage.

LITA @ ALA Annual 2018 – President’s Program

Join LITA President Andromeda Yelton and welcome Kendra Albert, a technology lawyer and an affiliate research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, during the 2018 ALA Annual conference.