Library and Information Technology Association

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.

Solidarity in Words, Solidarity in Action

An election is one of the strongest forms of democracy in action. As such, it should also be one of our most joyful celebrations. The year’s particularly divisive campaign, however, revealed a chasm of which many of us were not fully aware.

It's Almost LITA Forum Time!


Chicago -- Online registration for the 2016 LITA Forum closes at midnight, Sunday November 13, 2016. Join your LITA and library technology colleagues, November 17-20, 2016 for the 2016 LITA Forum

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2016.

LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award

CHICAGO — 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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2017.

Work Smarter with “Online Productivity Tools”

Chicago -- Work smarter with  "Online Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks" the latest LITA webinar as presented by Jaclyn McKewan, to be given on Tuesday November 8, 2016, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time.

2016 LITA Forum - 3 Amazing Keynotes


Chicago -- This year's LITA Forum has three amazing keynotes you won't want to miss. Join your LITA and library technology colleagues for the 2016 LITA Forum, November 17-20, 2016

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