Library and Information Technology Association

LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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 Feb. 28, 2013.

LITA offering two Web courses in February

CHICAGO — LITA is making available two Web Courses in February: Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library and Inclusive Gigabit Libraries, presented by Jon Gant, director of the Center for Digital Inclusion at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

LITA workshops at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — LITA is offering two full-day workshops, to be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Nominations sought for prestigious research award

CHICAGO — Nominations are invited for the 2013 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2012.

Congratulations to LITA members selected as 2013 Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Board of Directors is pleased to congratulate Zach Coble and Margaret Heller on being selected to participate in the ALA 2013 Emerging Leaders Program and on being selected for LITA sponsorship.  LITA sponsorship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset the costs of attending the 2013 Midwinter Meeting and the 2013 Annual Conference.  In addition, Coble and Heller will each work on LITA projects and be mentored by the LITA leadership.

LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 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 through communication in continuing education within the field of library and information technology.  Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publish

OITP, LITA extend deadline for cutting-edge technology nominations to Nov. 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) are extending the deadline for submitting nominations for best library practices using cutting-edge technology to Nov. 16. 

LITA offering Web course in November

CHICAGO — Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, is now available, announced the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

ALCTS and LITA create metadata standards committee

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), with the support of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), have created a new joint committee focused on the broad range of metadata standards.    

New LITA board members take office

CHICAGO — Cindi Trainor, coordinator, Library Technology and Data Services, at Eastern Kentucky University, is the newly elected vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  Her term, and that of newly elected LITA board members, began at the conclusion of the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim last month.

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