New LITA Guide available for preorder

Contact: Melissa Prentice
Programs & Marketing Specialist
For Immediate Release
June 8, 2007

New LITA Guide available for preorder

CHICAGO - LITA Guide #13, “Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries,” now is available for preorders. Edited by Kathlene Hanson and H. Frank Cervone and published by Neal-Schuman and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), “Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries” will be available on June 13, 2007.

“Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries” offers in-depth information and advice for incorporating several interactive technologies that are creating the most hype today. Leading information professionals with experience using today’s high-tech library applications provide detailed examples, implementation ideas, and helpful forecasts for the future roles of major technologies including using RSS, developing Wikis, implementing blogs, and podcasting.

“Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries” is filled with detailed information and valuable advice about new applications, guidance for deciding whether or not to integrate them into existing programs and suggestions for using them to meeting user needs and create a high-technology profile with library patrons.

“Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries: A LITA Guide,” by Kathlene Hanson and H. Frank Cervone for the Library and Information Technology Association (ISBN: 1-55570-612-6, ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-612-8.), costs $59.95 and is available for purchase on Neal-Schuman’s Web site, or by calling 1-866-NS-BOOKS. Discounts are available for LITA members. For review copies, please contact Janice Bevilacqua, Marketing Associate, at

Kathlene Hanson is LITA Acquisitions Editor and has worked as an academic librarian for 11 years. She has been Electronic Resources Coordinator at California State University, Monterey Bay Library for the past seven years.

H. Frank Cervone is the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology at Northwestern University. The author of four books in applied Information Technology, he also writes a regular column for OCLC Systems and Services: International Digital Library Perspectives.

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: lita@ala.or.