Evviva Weinraub, 2016 Candidate for LITA Director-at-Large

Evviva WeinraubStatement

If elected as a member of the LITA board, I will focus my attention around three pillars: Advocacy, Global Perspectives, and Equity & Inclusion.

Advocacy means finding ourselves at the table with ALA’s Washington lobbyists and setting an agenda for regular communication with the membership about our goals, our successes, and our failures with explanation of what those results mean.

Global Perspectives means creating strategies with the larger international community in mind before decisions are made. LITA must encourage a global perspective around information access, preservation, and retrieval.

Equity & Inclusion means taking a more active role in encouraging and supporting women, the differently abled, and persons of color to pursue leadership positions within our ranks.

Current Position

Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Previous Positions

Service Manager & COO, Digital Preservation Network (DPN), 2/2015 - 11/2015
Director, Emerging Technologies & Services, Oregon State University Libraries & Press, 2010-2015
Assistant Director, IT, Tufts University, The Fletcher School, 2008-2010

Degrees and Certificates

University of Maryland, College Park, MLIS, 2006
Boston University – BA, History, 2000
Bordeaux Language School - Certification of French Fluency, 2006

Division Affiliations


Round Table Affiliations

International Relations (IRRT)

Offices Held in the ALA/APA, State, & Regional Library Associations, and Other Associations

IFLA Representative for LITA - 2014–2017
LITA Assessment & Research Committee - 2012–2015
Vice Chair - 2014
LITA Program Planning Committee - 2013–2015
Chair - 2015
LITA Mobile IG – Co-Chair - 2012–2013
LITA Heads of Library Technology IG – 2011-2013
Vice Chair – 2011–2012
Chair 2012–2013
LITA International Relations Committee – 2008-2012
ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group, Convener, 2013-Present

Major Accomplishments

Evviva Weinraub is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies at Northwestern University and the co-Project Director on the Avalon project.

At Northwestern, Evviva has broad responsibilities for development and implementation of technology services within the libraries primarily focused on digital collections and repositories, metadata and discovery services, and infrastructure and desktop computing. With Avalon, she works with her co-Director to establish overall project direction and priority setting. She has spoken about engagement with open source communities, building experiential learning opportunities, digital preservation, and technological innovation.


Schwartz, Ariel, Eva Kaplan, Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Trey Terrell, Esther Ajambo. 2015. Using a Principal Agent Model to Explain User-Centered Design Challenges for Mother Tongue Reading in Kenya. International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies & Development (ICTD 2015) – Conference Proceeding – Singapore
Weinraub Lajoie, Evviva, Rick Stoddard. 2014. The Possibilities are Assessable: Using an Evidence-Based Framework to Identify Assessment Opportunities in Library Technology Departments. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Vol 10, No 4 (December 2014)
Weinraub Lajoie, Evviva, Trey Terrell, Mike Eaton. 2014. Training the Next Generation of Open Source Developers. Code4Lib Journal, no. 27 (December 2014)

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