For immediate release | November 2, 2010

Congratulations to LITA members selected as 2011 Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Board of Directors congratulates Bohyun Kim and Andreas Orphanides on being selected to participate in the ALA 2011 Emerging Leaders Program, as well as on their selection for a LITA sponsorship. LITA sponsorship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset the costs of attending the 2011 Midwinter Meeting and the 2011 Annual Conference. In addition, Bohyun and Andreas will each work on LITA projects and receive mentoring from the LITA leadership.

Bohyun is currently digital access librarian at the Florida International University Medical Library. Andreas is currently librarian for digital technologies and learning at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

Since the LITA Board wishes to ensure that its Emerging Leaders have meaningful leadership experiences within LITA, Bohyun and Andreas will work closely with the LITA president-elect on aspects of the LITA strategic plan implementation.

The ALA Emerging Leaders Program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in problem-solving workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure; and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Each participant is expected to provide one year of service to ALA or one of its units.

LITA had a number of excellent applicants and congratulates these additional LITA members on being accepted into the ALA Emerging Leaders Program as well: Tabatha Farney, Deana Greenfield, Amanda Harlan, Colleen Harris, Megan Hodge, Matthew Jabaily, Catherine Kosturski, Nicole Pagowsky, Casey Schacher, Sibyl Schaefer, Jessica Sender, Andromeda Yelton. LITA has a very bright future with such bright, rising stars.

LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information about LITA go to, or contact the LITA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail,


Mary Taylor