Library and Information Technology Association

Megan Ozeran wins 2017 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Megan Ozeran has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials." Ozeran is a MLIS candidate at the San Jose State University School of Information.

Bohyun Kim Elected 2018-19 LITA President

Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has been elected as the 2018-2019 president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Kim will serve as vice-president/president-elect during 2017-18 and will assume the presidency in July 2018. "I’m honored to be elected and will do my best to serve the LITA membership,” she said when notified.

Timothy Cole Wins 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Timothy Cole, Head of the Mathematics Library and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Professor Cole also holds appointments in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and the University Library.

Mark Sandler wins 2017 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Mark Sandler, principal at Novel Solutions Consulting, has been named the 2017 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Sandler will receive a cash award and citation during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

LITA offers Patron Privacy Checklists in support of Library Bill of Rights

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) defends the American Library Association's traditional protections of library patron privacy and encourages all libraries to adopt a privacy policy and practices consistent with ALA's principles.

LITA affirms the ALA Code of Ethics Principle III:

"We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted."

Catie Sahadath Selected as LITA's 2017 Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to announce it is sponsoring Catie Sahadath (MLIS 2012, University of British Columbia) as its representative for the 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders program.

Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Cutting Edge Tech Education

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 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.

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