Library and Information Technology Association

Digital Lives and Makerspaces – LITA Webinars

Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up for LITA’s last two Fall 2017 webinars exploring first makerspaces and then digital life.
December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time
Instructors: Sharona Ginsberg, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY Oswego and Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian, University of Rochester

Get Your Digital Life Decoded – a LITA webinar

Chicago -- The current technological and political landscapes have re-ignited conversations and concerns around digital security, privacy, and media literacy. Staff at NCSU developed a project branded as “Digital Life Decoded,” and grounded in substantial user research done in the spring of 2017 that identified three specific issues students were concerned about:

Hear How We’re All Makers – a LITA webinar

Chicago -- One oft-overlooked aspect of making and makerspaces is its potential for empowerment, especially among populations that are otherwise marginalized or underrepresented. This 90 minute webinar will discuss why making is important for these populations, and what libraries can do to ensure their makerspaces are safe spaces of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Expose your data with and JSON-LD – a LITA webinar

Chicago -- In this LITA webinar learn how to use and JSON-LC to expose your data on the internet. Web search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are integral to making information more discoverable on the open web. How can you expose data about your organization, its services, people, collections, and other information in a way that is meaningful to these search engines? This session will provide an introduction to both and the JSON-LD data format.

LITA's 50th Anniversary Fundraising Sends 6 Scholarship Winners to LITA Forum

Concluding the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is proud to sponsor six scholarship recipients to attend this week's LITA Forum in Denver, Colorado:

LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award

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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.

Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Cutting Edge Tech Education

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 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.

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2017.

Discover Altmetrics and Reproducibility at 2 new LITA events

Chicago -- Don’t miss out on either of two new LITA continuing education opportunities. First comes a webinar on Altmetrics and then a web course on Reproducibility. Sign up before it’s too late.

Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

Chicago -- A new LITA webinar, Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services, will explore their uses. Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle.