CHICAGO — For those working in a small library, particularly one that may have little technical support, a foundational knowledge of technology is crucial. Written for librarians, library staff and administrators at libraries serving populations of 15,000 or less, “Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, shows how to successfully develop, implement, sustain and grow technology initiatives. Editors Rene J.
CHICAGO — Karen Doerksen, MLIS degree candidate at the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies, has been named the winner of the 2013 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).
CHICAGO — Brewster Kahle has been named the winner of the 2013 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited 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.
CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations: Baker & Taylor, LSSI and OCLC, Inc. These scholarships are for master’s level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
CHICAGO - The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Barbara Tillett as the 2013 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology.
CHICAGO — Whether gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. In “Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, Tabatha Farney and Nina McHale address the distinctive needs of libraries’ educational mission with specific advice on how to use web analytics in a library setting.
CHICAGO — Based on his first-hand experiences migrating the IT infrastructure of Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Erik T. Mitchell’s “Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, bridges the gap between organizational and technical issues in decision making for cloud computing in libraries.