Library and Information Technology Association

LITA's 50th Anniversary Fundraising Sends 6 Scholarship Winners to LITA Forum

Concluding the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is proud to sponsor six scholarship recipients to attend this week's LITA Forum in Denver, Colorado:

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

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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.

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

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 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.

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, 2017.

Discover Altmetrics and Reproducibility at 2 new LITA events

Chicago -- Don’t miss out on either of two new LITA continuing education opportunities. First comes a webinar on Altmetrics and then a web course on Reproducibility. Sign up before it’s too late.

Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

Chicago -- A new LITA webinar, Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services, will explore their uses. Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle.

Explore Reproducibility & Open Scholarship in a new LITA web course

Chicago -- A new LITA 4 week web course, Building Services Around Reproducibility & Open Scholarship, starts November 1, 2017. Sign up today. As research across domains of study has become increasingly reliant on digital tools, the challenges in achieving reproducibility have grown.

Ken Varnum Appointed New ITAL Editor

Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library, has been appointed as the new editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the Library and Information Technology Association's refereed, open access journal. His term will run through June 30, 2020.

Learn about Contextual Inquiry, after ALA Annual

Chicago -- A new LITA web course, Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UX, begins, July 6, 2017, shortly after ALA Annual. Use the excitement generated by the conference to further explore new avenues to increase your user engagement. The contextual inquiry research methodology helps to better understand the intents and motivations behind user behavior.