Matt Beckstrom, 2019 Candidate for LITA Director-at-Large

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LITA and the ALA are changing. As a long term member of LITA and ALA, I want to be involved in the processes that create these changes so I can ensure we continue to create an association that works for their members. I feel that my long-term membership in ALA and LITA, and my recent involvement in both put me in a valuable position to be an asset as we move towards changes in the association. 

Current Position

Systems Manager/Librarian 
Lewis & Clark Library

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the SWIM Library MLS grant, 2012 (2011-2013)


  • Beckstrom, Matthew. Protecting Patron Privacy Safe Practices for Public Computers: Safe Practices for Public Computers. Libraries Unlimited, 2015.
  • Beckstrom, Matthew, et al. Protecting Patron Privacy a LITA Guide. Edited by Bobbi Newman and Bonnie Tijerina, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Degrees and Certificates

  • University of North Texas, Masters in Information Science, 2012
  • Montana State University, Bachelors in Computer Science, 2010

Division Affiliations

  • LITA
  • PLA

Round Table Affiliations

  • Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) 

Were you a Spectrum Scholar?


Were you an Emerging Leader?


ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities

  • ALA Chapter Councilor: 2016 - 2019
  • ALA Conference Committee: 2017 - 2019
  • LITA liaison to the Intellectual Freedom Committee 2018 - 2019

Offices Held in State, Regional, and Other Library Associations

  • Montana Library Association ALA Chapter Councilor: 2016 - 2019
  • Montana Library Association Director at Large: 2012 - 2016
  • Montana Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee board member: 2016 - 2019
  • Montana Library Association PLA President: 2014, 2016
  • Montana Library Association Government Affairs Committee member 2010 - 2020
  • Montana LIbrary Association Offline retreat chair: 2006, 2010, 2012

Links to Further Information


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