Registration now open for 2007 LITA National Forum

Contact: Melissa Prentice
For Immediate Release
June 19, 2007

Registration now open for 2007 LITA National Forum

CHICAGO - Online registration now is available for the 2007 LITA National Forum, "Technology with Altitude: 10 Years of the LITA National Forum," to be held October 4-7, 2007, at the Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado.

Visit to register for the Forum.

Three exciting general sessions anchor the event. Jeffrey Kiehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado, will open the Forum with The Scientific and Social Challenges of Global Warming. Kiehl will review the science of global warming and its implications for society and explore the difficulties in communicating aspects of global warming to the public.

On Saturday, David King, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Kansas, will present his session The Future is not out of Reach: Change, Library 2.0, and Emerging Trends. King will discuss the current social networking transformations and apply them to a library setting, addressing the changes a library needs to meet to participate in our new online world.

Jeremy Frumkin, Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services at Oregon State University, will close the Forum on Sunday with his talk In Our Cages With Golden Bars. Frumkin will encourage attendees to think outside of their "cages with golden bars" and move towards new ways of providing information and information support services to users.

More than 30 concurrent sessions will provide a wealth of practical information on a wide range of topics and Sunday-morning poster sessions round out the Forum. Two preconference workshops will also be offered. Starting Thursday afternoon and concluding Friday morning, Thom Gillespie of Indiana University, Bloomington will present the-library-knowledge-kills, a live-action experiment in alternative reality game design, which will be designed by participants at the LITA National Forum. Also spanning Thursday afternoon and Friday morning will be Library-wide IT Proficiency, presented by Grace Sines of the National Agricultural Library and Brenda Chawner of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. They will explore how an IT department can help all library staff maintain a level of competence and confidence in using and learning current IT resources.

Corporate sponsors of the LITA Forum help to bring the programming and networking opportunities to attendees. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Innovative Interfaces, OCLC, Serials Solutions, Swets information Services, and Veicon Technology. An opening reception will be held Friday night to showcase our sponsors and provide great networking and camaraderie for attendees. Other networking opportunities include Saturday lunch, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks, as well as Saturday evening no-host dinner groups organized by LITA leaders.

Registration is limited to 500. For more information, visit LITA is a division of the American Library Association.