Library and Information Technology Association

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.

Library Systems & Services supports LITA Spectrum Scholarship for future library leader

CHICAGO, June 12, 2017 - Library Systems & Services (LS&S) has increased its sponsorship level of the 2017-2018 LITA Spectrum Scholarship in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Spectrum Scholarship Program of the American Library Association (ALA). The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Spectrum scholarship encourages interest in the library automation field among aspiring librarians with leadership potential.

LITA AvramCamp, an ALA Annual Precon

Chicago -- Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Don’t miss a unique and exciting full day of engagement by attending the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event.

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.