Library and Information Technology Association

LITA members elect Fifarek as president-elect; Smith and Varnum to board

CHICAGO — Aimee Fifarek is the newly elected vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Fifarek is deputy library director for IT and digital initiatives at Phoenix Public Library in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Learn to teach coding at LITA preconference

CHICAGO — Attend a free one-hour webinar to discover what learning to teach coding is all about, and then register for and attend the full day LITA preconference at 2015 ALA Annual in San Francisco. 
 
Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies – in Your Library or Anywhere! (LIT2)
 
Free introductory webinar
Tuesday May 26, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. Central Time
The informational webinar is free, no registration required, and open to the first 100 log-ins at

LITA guide to technology disaster response and recovery planning

CHICAGO— Most library disaster plans focus on response and recovery from collection and facilities disasters, such as fire and floods. But because technology is becoming ever more integral to libraries’ role in their communities, any interruption in service and resources is a serious matter.  A disaster’s effect on internet and social media sites, electronic resources, digital collections, and staff and public infrastructure of PCs, tablets, laptops and other peripherals requires special consideration.

Heather Terrell wins 2015 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

CHICAGO — Heather Terrell, MLIS degree candidate at San Josẻ State University, has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Terrell's paper, titled "Reference is dead, long live reference: electronic collections in the digital age," describes the changing landscape of electronic reference sources and explores the possibilities inherent in building hybrid library collections. 

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

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. 

David Walker receives 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

CHICAGO — David Walker has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.

Emerald Group Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

Ed Summers recipient of 2015 Kilgour Award

CHICAGO — The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Ed Summers as the 2015 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology.

LITA guide shows how to get started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books

CHICAGO— Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5 percent this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library. “Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-books: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library.

Brian Schottlaender wins 2015 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel university librarian at the University of California-San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Schottalender will receive a cash award and citation during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

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 guide explores usability and the mobile web

CHICAGO — Mobile technology has changed the way we interact with one another and our communities. With the proliferation of mobile devices and the constant availability of information access, it is more important than ever for libraries to meet users on their phones and tablets.

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