Library and Information Technology Association

LIS Students: Apply for the 2020 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2020.

LITA Opens Call for Innovative LIS Student Writing Award for 2020

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s referred journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate.

Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award

Nominations are open for the 2020 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Publishing, publishers of Library Hi Tech.

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2019.

Ruth Mahaffy Awarded 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Ruth Mahaffy has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Mahaffy will graduate from Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management in 2020.

LITA Learnings: Universal Parity to Resources

Chicago -- Sign up now for the latest LITA Learnings.

Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time
Presenters: Christine Elliott, Learning Services & Assessment Librarian, Juniata College; and Courtney McAllister, Electronic Resources Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University

LITA Learnings: Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries

Chicago -- Check out the latest LITA Learnings.

Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries
Tuesday July 16, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Presenters: Charissa Brammer and Sommer Browning, both Auraria Library, University of Colorado – Denver

LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Top Technology Trends

Chicago -- If you’re going to ALA Annual in Washington, DC, don’t miss the latest Top Tech Trends panel.

LITA Top Technology Trends
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: Washington Convention Center, 146A

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space at Your Library – a LITA webinar

Chicago -- A new LITA webinar on InterDisciplinary spaces is coming soon.

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library
Tuesday June 11, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett, Instruction and E Learning Librarian at Missouri State University