Library and Information Technology Association

LITA: Learn the latest on Privacy Tools

Privacy tools are a hot topic in libraries, as librarians all over the country have begun using and teaching privacy-enhancing technologies, and considering the privacy and security implications of library websites, databases, and services. Attend any and all three LITA up to the minute privacy concerns webinars and pre-conference featuring experts in the field on these important and timely topics. Follow the title links for details, registration information and costs.

Tanya Johnson wins 2016 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Tanya Johnson has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Let's Get Virtual: An Examination of Best Practices to Provide Public Access to Digital Versions of Three-Dimensional Objects." Johnson is a MLIS candidate at the 

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  • James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

    CHICAGO — James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

    Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

    Nominate an academic librarian for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

    CHICAGO — LITA is seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship. It is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

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

    CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 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. 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, publishers of Library Hi Tech.

    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 Feb. 28, 2016.