LITA offers Library Technology Un-Conference

Contact: Melissa Prentice




For Immediate Release

March 10, 2009

Have you ever been “speed-geeking?” Been struck by “lightning-talks”? Join your colleagues and keynoters Joan Frye Williams and John Blyberg at the first-ever, LITACamp, “The Everywhere Library: Creating, Communicating, Integrating,” May 7-8 in Dublin, Ohio.Â

Participants determine the topic and format of the sessions on-site, sign up for time slots and pitch session ideas to all. This format encourages collaboration, interaction, discussion and real-time innovation. You get to be both a participant and a presenter, discussing and learning about topics you really care about.

 The daily keynoters, Frye Williams and Blyberg, are both known for pushing library technology to directly serve patrons. Their presentations will be designed to stimulate discussions and ideas and energize each day’s sessions.Â

Registration is limited to 150. Visit the LITA web site for registration and housing information: Visit the LITACamp wiki <> and LITACamp blog <> for the most up-to-date information on the Camp. Registration includes Thursday lunch, continental breakfasts, parking and wifi at the conference center. Registration will be accepted online and onsite; deadline to receive LITA housing rate is April 10.

LITACamp will be ideal for anyone interested in using technology to improve services and access for patrons. Librarians, information technologists, students and trustees from the user-centered information community are all encouraged to attend this un-conference focused on timely discussions of current library issues as determined by the participants themselves.

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. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.