LITA announces President's Program

Contact: Mary Taylor


For Immediate Release

June 2002

LITA announces President's Program

Flo Wilson, Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) president, presents her presidential program, Building Our Cultural Heritage - Electronically, Monday, June 17, 2002, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Hilton Atlanta. A reception immediately follows in the West Ballroom. The program and reception are made possible with generous support from Blackwell's Book Services and SIRSI. LITA awards and scholarship winners will also be honored during the program.

Libraries, one of the keepers of our cultural heritage, are joined by a variety of other cultural organizations in creating, expanding and facilitating access to expansive sets of information resources from the humanities, arts and social sciences. Working together to make this information available in digital form and over the networks is a goal of a number of organizations, including the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH). The Library and Information Technology Association President's Program explores a few of the latest developments and projects supported and identified by NINCH. Our tour guide will be David Green, the executive director of NINCH.

Other presenters at the program are:

  • Virginia Kerr, digital technology librarian, Northwestern University Library
  • Bernard F. Reilly, Jr., president, Center for Research Libraries
  • Richard Rinehart, director of digital media, University of California, Berkeley