For immediate release | September 8, 2014

LITA Forum: early bird rates available through Sept. 15

CHICAGO — Don't miss your chance to save up to $50 on registration for the 2014 LITA Forum “From Node to Network” to be held Nov. 5-8, 2014 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque N.M.

Don’t forget to book your room at the Hotel Albuquerque by Oct. 14, 2014 to guarantee the LITA room rate.

This year’s Forum will feature keynote speakers AnnMarie Thomas, engineering professor, University of St. Thomas; Lorcan Dempsey, vice president, OCLC Research, and chief strategist; and Kortney Ryan Ziegler, founder, Trans*h4ck. More than 30 concurrent colleague inspired sessions and a dozen poster sessions will provide a wealth of practical information on a wide range of topics. Two preconference workshops will also be offered; Dean B. Krafft and Jon Corson-Rikert of Cornell University Library will present “Linked Data for Libraries: How libraries can make use of Linked Open Data to share information about library resources and to improve discovery, access, and understanding for library users”, and Francis Kayiwa of Kayiwa Consulting will present “Learn Python by Playing with Library Data”.

Networking opportunities, a major advantage of a smaller conference, are an important part of the Forum. Take advantage of the Thursday evening reception and sponsor showcase, the Friday networking dinners or Kitchen Table Conversations, plus meals and breaks throughout the Forum to get to know LITA leaders, Forum speakers, sponsors and peers.

2014 LITA Forums sponsors include EBSCO, Springshare, @mire, Innovative and OCLC.

Visit the LITA website for more information.

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.

LITA and the LITA Forum fully support the Statement of Appropriate Conduct at ALA Conferences.


Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

(312) 280-4268