2002 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award winner announced

Contact: Mary Taylor


312-280-4267

mtaylor@ala.org


For Immediate Release


May 21, 2002

2002 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award winner announced

The Illinois OCLC Users Group has been named the winner of the 2002 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The award is sponsored by Emerald and LITA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practitioners within the library field in library and information technology. It consists of $1,000 and a certificate of merit.

The Illinois OCLC Users Group (IOUG) has been involved in training people in library technology for many years. Under the direction of Stephen Smith the IOUG has taken the next step in training for libraries. The IOUG creates interactive training modules on CD-ROMs that allow people in libraries to learn more complex concepts in a self-paced environment without need for Internet access. The first module unlocks the complexities of authority control in online catalogs.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program Monday, June 17, 2002, at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.