LITA offers two workshops in Boston

Contact: Melissa Prentice


(312) 280-4268


For Immediate Release

November 24, 2009

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering two full-day educational workshops on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 in Boston.

Karen Coombs of the University of Houston is presenting
Creating Library Web Services:
Mashups and APIs. With subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation, mashups and APIs, it's easier to bring pieces of the Web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP and how to create Web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about Web scripting and programming. They are encouraged to bring a laptop for hands-on participation.

In addition, Brenda Reeb of the University of Rochester presents
Writing for the Web. Participants will learn how to present text and words on a webpage in ways that enhance accessibility and readability of webpage content. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on writing during the workshop and critique Web copy on sites selected by the presenter. Leave the workshop with quick fixes you can apply to your site immediately as well as strategies for tackling long range projects that will enhance the quality of your library website.

Visit the ALA Midwinter Meeting registration page to register for these events. Please note, you do not have to register for the ALA Midwinter Meeting in order to attend these workshops. To add a workshop to your existing Midwinter registration, call ALA Registration at 1 (800) 974-3084.

LITA, with more than 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.