LITA officers elected

Contact: Mary Taylor
LITA Executive Director
For Immediate Release
June 22, 2007

New LITA officers elected

CHICAGO-Andrew Pace, head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, is the new vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). His term, and that of newly elected LITA board members, begins after the 2007 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 21 to 27.

Pace has served on the LITA board of directors since 2004. He has extensive experience with LITA programming, having served as a member of the National Forum Planning Committee and as a member of the Regional Institutes Committee. Since 2005, Pace has served as a panelist on the LITA Top Technology Trends. Currently, he is the board liaison to the LITA Education Committee and awards committees. He is a prolific writer and creator of both print and online publications such as the Hectic Pace blog and the “Technically Speaking” column in American Libraries. He has been published in the Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) journal, Library Journal, Computers in Libraries and others.

“LITA is the organization best poised to deal with changes in digital library development, education, and publishing, not only because of its long and illustrious history, but because of the strength of its membership,” said Pace. “I want to help LITA be the kind of organization that experienced librarians want to lead and new librarians want to join.”

Newly elected board members, who will serve for three years, are Mary Alice Ball, assistant professor, Indiana University School of Library & Information Science, and Susan Logue, associate dean, Library Support Services, Southern Illinois University. Colby Riggs, project coordinator/systems librarian, University of California, Irvine, was elected the new LITA Councilor for a three year term. Elected to complete a reduced term due to a board vacancy is Karen Starr, assistant administrator for Library & Archives Development, Nevada State Library & Archives, who will serve for one year.

LITA, with over 4,000 members, has been serving the needs of the library and information technology community since 1966. Its mission is to educate, serve, and reach out to that community through its programs, publications and other activities.