New LITA officers elected

Contact: Mary Taylor

Executive Director


For Immediate Release

June 30, 2005

New LITA officers elected

CHICAGO - Bonnie S. Postlethwaite, associate dean of Information Services, Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., is the new vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Her term, and that of newly elected LITA Board members, began after the 2005 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“As vice-president/president elect, I will work to ensure meaningful communication and participation within LITA, advance the use of technology by the organization, and meet the goals of the LITA membership,” said Postlethwaite.

Postlethwaite has served on the LITA Board of Directors since 2002 and joined the Executive Committee in 2004. She has extensive experience with LITA membership and leadership development having served as chair of the Leadership Development Committee, 1998-2002, and as member, 1997-2002. Bonnie has been active in the Kansas Digital Library, KanREN, Kansas City Library Consortium, Boston Library Consortium, NASIG, and the Art Libraries Society/North America.

“ I look forward to continue working with Bonnie in her new role,” said LITA President Patrick Mullin. “I have admired her leadership and her common sense approach on the LITA Board. I know that she will continue the forward movement we have in LITA. Together we will strive to achieve the vision in LITA's recently adopted Strategic Plan for 2005-2008.”

New board members, who will serve for three years, include Amira Aaron, manager, Digital Content and Access Services, Harvard University; Michelle Frisque, head, Information Systems, Northwestern University; and, Peter Murray, assistant director of Library Systems, Multimedia, OhioLINK: The Ohio Library and Information Network.