For immediate release | May 15, 2012

New Web education offering from LITA

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is making available a new webinar, “Social Networking the Catalog: Community Based Approaches to Building Catalogs and Collections,” presented by Margaret Heller (Dominican University), to be held from 11 a.m. - noon CDT on June 7. This presentation will introduce the Read/Write Library Chicago, a new model for libraries that exists to illuminate and create connections between people, materials, and institutions in the city of Chicago. Participants will learn about new trends and features in social reading and cataloging, social library catalogs and integrated library systems and crowdsourcing platforms. The catalog builds a social network, and the social network in turn builds the catalog. We love the read/write internet. It's time to create the read/write library, where everyone has a voice in the collections, catalog, programming and mission. This model is extensible to more conventional libraries through a multitude of tools and approaches that are already widely used.

Additional information and registration are available at

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.


Melissa Prentice

Marketing Specialist

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

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