LITA congratulates two newest sponsored Emerging Leaders

Contact: Mary Taylor



For Immediate Release

November 24, 2009

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Board of Directors congratulates Cody Hanson and Tara Lannen-Stanton on being selected to participate in the ALA 2009 Emerging Leaders Program, as well as their selection for LITA sponsorship. LITA sponsorship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset the costs of attending the 2010 Midwinter Meeting and the 2010 Annual Conference. In addition, they will each work on LITA projects and be mentored by the LITA leadership.Â

Hanson is currently technology librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries.  Lannen-Stanton is currently the WorldLinQ coodinator in the Queens Library at Queens College in Flushing, NY..Â

The LITA Board wishes to ensure that its’ Emerging Leaders have meaningful leadership experiences within LITA, therefore both  will work closely with the LITA President-elect on aspects of the LITA strategic plan implementation.Â

The ALA Emerging Leaders Program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in problem-solving workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Each participant is expected to provide one year of service to ALA or one of its units.Â

LITA had a number of excellent applicants and congratulates these additional LITA members on being accepted into the ALA Emerging Leaders Program as well: Jeannie Chen, Max Macias, JP Porcaro, Nicole Stroud, Mana Tominaga, and Janel White.   LITA has a very bright future with such bright, rising stars.

LITA, with over 3,700 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.