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Hear How We’re All Makers – a LITA webinar

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:53:25 +0000

Sign up Now for Diversity, Inclusion, and Empowerment in Library Makerspaces Instructors: Sharona Ginsberg, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY Oswego and Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian, University of Rochester December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time       One oft-overlooked aspect of making and makerspaces is its potential for empowerment, especially among […]



Jobs in Information Technology: November 15, 2017

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:11:39 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Humboldt County, County Librarian, Eureka, CA Sonoma County Library, DIVISION MANAGER, BRANCHES & PATRON SERVICES LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS […]



Jobs in Information Technology: November 8, 2017

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:41:14 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Sonoma County Library, DIGITAL LITERACY SPECIALIST – CENTRAL LIBRARY 40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME, Santa […]



Spotlight Series: Rebecca McGuire

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:02:52 +0000

Allow me to introduce Rebecca McGuire, Visiting Instructional Tech Specialist at Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.  A division of the University of Illinois Library, the Mortenson Center, provides leadership and technology guidance to libraries throughout the world.  Rebecca shares information about this unique role, her favorite tech blogs, and predictions about the future of […]



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

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 21:06:17 +0000

Sign up Now for Introduction to Schema.org and JSON-LD Instructor: Jacob Shelby, Metadata Technologies Librarian, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries November 15, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central time 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 […]



Jobs in Information Technology: November 1, 2017

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:59:05 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Boston University, University Librarian, Boston, MA SUNY Downstate Medical Center, AVP, Academic Technology & Director of Libraries, […]



2017 LITA Forum – Full Schedule Now Live

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:20:36 +0000

The full schedule for the 2017 LITA Forum is now on the website. You can discover sessions of particular interest for yourself by time and day, or subject track, or meeting room. You’re sure to find so many sessions you really want to attend. 2017 LITA Forum Denver, CO November 9-12, 2017 #litaforum Participate with […]



Jobs in Information Technology: October 25, 2017

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:03:47 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Davidson College, Library Director, Davidson, NC Northern Arizona University Cline Library, Digital Access Librarian (position 603453), Flagstaff, […]



Discover Altmetrics and Reproducibility at 2 new LITA events

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:49:38 +0000

Don’t miss out on either of these 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. The Webinar Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services Instructor: Lily Troia, Engagement Manager, Altmetric October 31, 2017, […]



LITA Forum 2017 Preview

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:41:41 +0000

The LITA Membership Development Committee will be moderating another Twitter #LITAchat on October 27, 2017 12:00pm CDT. This month we invite you to participate in discussing the upcoming LITA Forum November 9-12 in Denver. Joining us will be Aimee Fifarek, LITA Past President, to answer questions and talk about some of the exciting speakers and […]



Jobs in Information Technology: October 18, 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:44:29 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Hunterdon County, County Library Director, Flemington, NJ Western Michigan University, Web Developer Content Strategist, Kalamazoo, MI California […]



Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:23:53 +0000

Sign up today for  Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services Instructor: Lily Troia, Engagement Manager, Altmetric October 31, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central time Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. It can help inform […]



LITA Guides: Call for Proposals

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:16:36 +0000

LITA is looking to expand its popular LITA Guide series. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers would like to offer a $250 gift card for the best LITA book proposal.  Proposals must be submitted by DECEMBER 15th, 2017. Topics for consideration include: Tools for big data Developing in-house technology expertise Budgeting for technology Writing a technology plan K-12 technology Applications of […]



Jobs in Information Technology: October 11, 2017

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:53:45 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week University of North Florida – Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Systems Librarian, Jacksonville, FL Dayton Metro Library, Technology […]



Explore Reproducibility & Open Scholarship in a new LITA web course

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:28:30 +0000

Sign up today for  Building Services Around Reproducibility & Open Scholarship Instructor: Vicky Steeves, Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility, a dual appointment between New York University Division of Libraries and NYU Center for Data Science November 1 – November 22, 2017 Please note this course start date has been re-scheduled from a previous date. As […]



Spotlight Series: Brittney Buckland

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:28:07 +0000

Have you ever seen a really interesting library position and wondered how the person got there? This series will interview tech librarians to learn more about their journey, how they stay informed about emerging technologies, and tools they can’t live without. Allow me to introduce Brittney Buckland, Head of Technical Services at Merrimack Public Library […]



Jobs in Information Technology: October 4, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:13:36 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Director of Library Information Technology, San Luis Obispo, CA Meridian Library District, […]



Call for Preconference Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2018

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:52:28 +0000

Submit Your Preconference ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018 LITA is now accepting innovative and creative preconference proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for either full day or half day sessions to take place on Friday, June 22, 2018. Preconferences should emphasize hands on […]



2017 Emerging Leaders Create LITA Virtual Engagement Toolkit

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:59:57 +0000

Note: This post was written by Catie Sahadath, LITA’s 2017 Emerging Leader. In August 2016 I filled in some forms, held my breath, and pressed send on an application to the ALA’s Emerging Leaders program. Admittedly, I was only sort of sure that I knew what I was getting myself into, but I have been […]



2017 LITA Forum early bird rates extended

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:45:42 +0000

We’ve extended the LITA members early bird registration another two weeks, so there’s still time to register for the 2017 LITA Forum at the early bird rate and save $50 Denver, CO November 9-12, 2017 #litaforum LITA Forum early bird rates now will end October 14, 2017 Register Now! Join us in Denver, Colorado, at the Embassy Suites […]



Jobs in Information Technology: September 27, 2017

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:43:48 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week University at Albany, State University of New York, Desktop Support Technician, Albany, NY Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial […]



Call for Panelists – 2018 ALA LITA Top Trends Program – Final Reminder!

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:51:21 +0000

We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2018 ALA Midwinter LITA Top Tech Trends program in Denver, CO!  You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers. Deadline extended to Wednesday, November 1, 2017. LITA’s Top Trends Program has traditionally been one of […]



LITA Fall 2017 Online Learning Line Up

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:00:35 +0000

Don’t miss out on the excellent online offerings put together by the LITA Education committee for this fall. Check out all the offerings at the LITA Online Learning page. Select from these titles and find registration details and links on each of the sessions pages. Building Services Around Reproducibility & Open Scholarship with presenter: Vicky Steeves […]



Jobs in Information Technology: September 20, 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:18:28 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Yale University, Director of Monographic Processing Services, New Haven, CT Yale University, Director of Resource Discovery Services, […]



2017 LITA Forum – Programs, Schedule Available

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:26:22 +0000

Check out the 2017 LITA Forum website now for the preliminary schedule, program tracks, posters, and speakers. You’re sure to find sessions and more sessions that you really want to attend. Register Now! Denver, CO November 9-12, 2017 #litaforum Participate with your LITA and library technology colleagues for the excellent networking opportunities at the 2017 […]



LITA Forum 2017 – Call for Library School Student Volunteers

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:22:10 +0000

2017 LITA Forum Denver, Colorado November 9 – 12, 2017 Student registration rate available – 50% off registration rate – $180 The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is offering a discounted student registration rate for the 2017 LITA Forum. This offer is limited to graduate students enrolled in […]



Jobs in Information Technology: September 13, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:39:33 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Cornell University Library, Web Application Developer, arXiv.org – the Next Generation, Ithaca, NY Visit the LITA Job Site for […]



#NoFilter: Designing Social Media Content in Canva

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:52:08 +0000

Following my last post in the #NoFilter series, I received some feedback indicating that it would be helpful to describe the actual process whereby one uses Canva to create compelling visuals for social media posts. While I do again emphasize taking some time to complete Canva’s immensely helpful Design Essentials tutorials, I will use this […]



Announcing the LITA Blog Editors

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:21:20 +0000

We are pleased to announce that Cinthya Ippoliti and John Klima will serve as joint editors of the LITA Blog. Each is an accomplished writer and library tech leader, and we are confident that their perspectives and skill will benefit the Blog and its readership.



Jobs in Information Technology: September 6, 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:41:18 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Purdue University Northwest, Reference/Instruction Librarian, Westville, IN Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information […]



The Lost Art of Creation

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:29:31 +0000

While technology is helpful, it also contributes to people becoming, well, more robotic. Siri can define the word “banausic,” eliminating the need to pull out a dictionary; while Google Maps can help you navigate to the closest ramen bowl spot, eliminating the need to look at an actual map. This series looks at technology that […]



Jobs in Information Technology: August 30, 2017

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:32:31 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Library of the University of California, Davis, Health Sciences Librarian, Davis, CA Penn State University Libraries, Reference […]



Jobs in Information Technology: August 24, 2017

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:44:50 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Colorado State University Libraries, Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery Services, Fort Collins, CO Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, […]



Jobs in Information Technology: August 16, 2017

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:47 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week University of North Florida-Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Online Learning Librarian, Jacksonville, FL Miami University Libraries, Web Services […]



#NoFilter: Creating Compelling Visual Content for Social Media

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:55:44 +0000

The #NoFilter series has as its focus the numerous challenges that surround social media and its use in the library. In previous posts, I discussed sources for content inspiration as well as tips for content planning. This entry will concentrate on creating compelling visual content for your library’s social media. A strong visual component for […]



Jobs in Information Technology: August 9, 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:36:44 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Library Technician 3, Corvallis, OR New York University Division of Libraries, […]



Call for Proposals, Deadline Extended, LITA @ ALA Annual 2018

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:21:25 +0000

The program submission deadline has been extended to: Tuesday September 5, 2017 Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference  New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018 The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for 60 […]



The Lost Art of Creativity

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:55:16 +0000

The Lost Art series examines tech tools that encourage communication between libraries and its users.  The Lost Art of Conversation looked at ways that podcasts can connect with the community, as well as the technology required to create a professional podcast. This month is all about the 3-D printer, a tool that creates three dimensional […]



Jobs in Information Technology: August 2, 2017

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:33:36 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week University of California, Riverside Library, Web Developer and User Interface Designer, Riverside, CA University of Miami School […]



Technical Debt: that escalated quickly

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:00:42 +0000

If you’re not familiar with the term “technical debt”, it’s an analogy coined by Ward Cunningham[1], used to relay what happens when rather than following best practices and standards we take shortcuts on technical projects to have a quick fix. Debt occurs when we take on a long-term burden in order to gain something in […]



Jobs in Information Technology: July 26, 2017

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:05:29 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week University of North Florida, Virtual Services Librarian, Jacksonville, FL Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Systems Librarian, New […]



Please evaluate LITA events @ ALA Annual 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:50:45 +0000

If you attended the recent 2017 ALA Annual conference in Chicago, thank you for attending LITA events. Please do us the large favor of completing our LITA conference programs survey evaluation at: http://bit.ly/litaatannual2017 We hope you had the best ALA Annual conference, and that attending useful, informative and fun LITA programs were an important part […]



Lucy Flamm Awarded 2017 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:23:28 +0000

Lucy Flamm has been selected to receive the 2017 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Flamm will be attending the University of Texas at Austin starting in Fall 2017 to earn a Master of Science in Information Studies and Master of Arts in Middle Eastern […]



Apply for a Scholarship to attend the 2017 LITA Forum

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:47:05 +0000

Do you want to attend and participate in the LITA Forum? The three-day technology-focused conference for everyone who cares about libraries, archives, and other information services? The 2017 LITA Forum will be held November 9 – 12, 2017 in Denver, CO. Would travel funding help you to attend? As a result of the successful LITA […]



Jobs in Information Technology: July 19, 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:30:15 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Library of the University of California, Davis, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, Davis, CA Library […]



Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2018

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:54:35 +0000

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference  New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018 The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for 60 minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, […]



Jobs in Information Technology: July 13, 2017

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:29:30 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), Implementation Manager, Collaborative Futures project, Toronto, ON, Canada Horry County Government, […]



Call for Panelists – 2018 ALA LITA Top Trends Program

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:45:30 +0000

We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2018 ALA Midwinter LITA Top Tech Trends program in Denver, CO!  You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers. LITA’s Top Trends Program has traditionally been one of the most popular programs at ALA. Each […]



LITA AvramCamp: The Only Way To Kick Off ALA Annual

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:11:17 +0000

By Aisha Conner-Gaten, Instructional Design Librarian and thankful participant ALA Annual Conference is a librarian’s annual opportunity to connect with colleagues, collaborate with those outside their siloed systems and departments, and enjoy free posters, books, and events. This year’s Annual Conference offered a particularly valuable experience to female-identifying folks involved in technology called LITA AvramCamp. […]



Jobs in Information Technology: July 5, 2017

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:42:25 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Bates College, Vice President for Information & Library Services and College Librarian, Lewiston, ME Visit the LITA Job […]



The Lost Art of Conversation

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:44:55 +0000

Technology is often viewed as a double edged sword: it makes life easier but it also has the power to threaten jobs, privacy, and human connections.  Yale University & Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute polled industry experts in 2016 and found that machine intelligence (A.I.) will replace all human jobs by 2136. Despite statistics like […]



Jobs in Information Technology: June 28, 2017

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:08:49 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week The Walters Art Museum, Librarian/Archivist, Baltimore, MD NC LIVE / NCSU Libraries, Web and Database Development Librarian, […]



2017 LITA Forum – Save the Date

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:50:30 +0000

Save the date and you can … Register now for the 2017 LITA Forum  Denver, CO November 9-12, 2017 Registration is Now Open! Join us in Denver, Colorado, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, for the 2017 LITA Forum, a three-day education and networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 2 keynote sessions, more than […]



Apply to be the next ITAL Editor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:01:06 +0000

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of Information Technology And Libraries (ITAL), the flagship publication of the Library Information Technology Association (LITA). LITA seeks an innovative, experienced editor to lead its top-tier, open access journal with an eye to the future of library technology and scholarly publishing. The editor is appointed […]



Megan Ozeran wins 2017 LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:30:02 +0000

Megan Ozeran has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled “Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials.” Ozeran is a MLIS candidate at the San Jose State University School of Information. “Megan Ozeran’s paper was selected as the winner […]



Jobs in Information Technology: June 21, 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:39:38 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Purchase College – State University of New York, Client Systems Administrator, Purchase, NY EBSCO Information Services, Product […]



Ellyssa Kroski Receives 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:01:44 +0000

Ellyssa Kroski has been named the winner of the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Emerald Group Publishing sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology […]



Timothy Cole Wins 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:20:13 +0000

Timothy Cole, Head of the Mathematics Library and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Professor Cole also holds appointments in […]



Learn about Contextual Inquiry, after ALA Annual

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:42:16 +0000

Sign up today for  Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UX This new LITA web course begins, July 6, 2017, shortly after ALA Annual. Use the excitement generated by the conference to further explore new avenues to increase your user engagement. The contextual inquiry research methodology helps to better understand the intents […]



Jobs in Information Technology: June 14, 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:10:16 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Koios, Backend Developer (Contract / Part-time, Remote OK), Washington, DC Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs […]



Meet the LITA Author at ALA Annual

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:44 +0000

Meet Melody Condron, author of the new Roman and Littlefield LITA Guides series publication: Managing the Digital You: Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life Rowman and Littlefield Booth #2515 Saturday June 24, 2017, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Don’t miss your chance to meet, purchase at a large discount and have […]



LITA events @ ALA Annual 2017

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:38:55 +0000

Don’t miss a single one of the great LITA events at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago, June 23-26, 2017 There’s so much good stuff, we’re listing just the highlights in chronological order. Be sure to check for more programs and details: LITA at ALA Annual web page, and the ALA Scheduler site, filtered for LITA […]



Jobs in Information Technology: June 7, 2017

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:47:09 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Cornell University Library, Metadata Librarian, Ithaca, NY Penn State University Libraries, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Linguistics […]



Hack to Learn: Two days of data munging in our nation’s capital

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 19:29:02 +0000

In May, I was one of the 50+ fortunate participants in Collections as Data: Hack-to-Learn, a two-day workshop organized by Library of Congress, George Washington University, and George Mason University. Four datasets and five tools to work with the data were provided in advance. On the first day, we met at the Library of Congress […]



LITA AvramCamp, an ALA Annual Precon

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:40:23 +0000

Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Don’t miss a unique and exciting full day of engagement by attending the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Northwestern University, Weiboldt Hall, Chicago, IL Discover ALA Annual Ticketed Events Register for ALA Annual events Women in technology face numerous challenges in […]



Jobs in Information Technology: May 31, 2017

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:27:08 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Penn State University Libraries, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Abington Campus, Philadelphia, PA Cleveland Public Library, Computer and […]



Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UX

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:42:32 +0000

In this new LITA web course explore the contextual inquiry research methodology to better understand the intents and motivations behind user behavior. The approach involves in-depth, participant-led sessions where users take on the role of educator, teaching the researcher by walking them through tasks in the physical environment in which they typically perform them. Contextual […]



Jobs in Information Technology: May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:44:09 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week City of Virginia Beach, Emerging Technologies Librarian II, Virginia Beach, VA Cornell University Library, Library Systems Analyst, […]



Evaluating Databases: Prioritizing on a Shoestring

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000

Libraries have limited resources, and the portion afforded to electronic resources requires some savvy prioritization to meet patrons’ needs while sticking to budgets. Allocation of spending is a key issue for many libraries, and database subscriptions can cost thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars. For smaller libraries, it’s possible to spend the electronic resources […]



2017 LITA Forum – Call for Proposals, Deadline Extended

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:39:52 +0000

The LITA Forum is a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Please send your proposal submissions here by June 2, 2017, and join your colleagues in Denver Colorado. The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library and Information Technology […]



Jobs in Information Technology: May 17, 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:41:36 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week City of Logan, Library/Community Center Director, Logan, UT Wesleyan University, Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital […]



Jobs in Information Technology: May 10, 2017

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:18:51 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week San Jose State University, Data Services Librarian, San Jose, CA Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs […]



#LITAchat “Choose Privacy Week – recap”

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:18:00 +0000

Meet with us on Twitter. Friday, May 19 Noon to 1:00 pm, Central Time on Twitter at #LITAchat Joining us this month will be Mike Robinson, Chair, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee and we’ll be following up this year’s Choose Privacy Week that took place the first week of May. https://chooseprivacyweek.org/ We hope you’ll join us with your […]



To Fidget or Not To Fidget

Fri, 05 May 2017 16:13:25 +0000

At a recent library event, a frantic eighth grader rushed up to me and asked if we could make an announcement because his spinner was missing. To which I said, “Your what?” It’s becoming a challenge to keep up with the latest in the world of fidgets. At the beginning of the school year, slime […]



LITA’s web courses on Project Management and Universal Design are starting soon

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:19 +0000

Don’t miss either of these outstanding LITA web courses starting very soon. Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians Project Management for Success Register here, courses are listed by date and you need to log in. Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians Instructors: Holly Mabry, Digital Services Librarian, Gardner-Webb University; and Jessica Olin, Director of the […]



Jobs in Information Technology: May 3, 2017

Wed, 03 May 2017 19:05:36 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Harvard University, Director for Sciences and Engineering Services, Cambridge, MA Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs […]



Developing An OER Platform: Tips And Lessons Learned

Tue, 02 May 2017 14:00:55 +0000

Most campuses are knee-deep in OER efforts, whether this means managing stipend programs, passing OER policies or simply advocating for faculty awareness. OSU is no different, and we were lucky to be able to start our pilot OER program thanks to a generous donor. To date, we have 7 courses represented as part of our […]



Take this important LITA emerging leaders Survey

Mon, 01 May 2017 15:30:34 +0000

Help us improve LITA’s virtual teams! LITA’s Emerging Leaders team is embarking on a project to give you the tools you need to make the most of your committees and interest groups. The teams target for their public report is ALA Annual 2017. But before we can do that we need your help! We are […]



Jobs in Information Technology: April 26, 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:59:06 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Yewno, Product Manager, Content, Redwood City, CA Sonoma County Library, Curator, Wine Library, […]



Beginning Git and GitHub

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:50 +0000

In a new LITA web course learn how to use the powerful and popular project management and collaboration tools, Git and GitHub. Perfect for anyone who works with code and on projects such as web sites, apps, classes, scripts, and presentations. Beginning Git and GitHub Instructors: Kate Bronstad, Web Developer, Tufts University Libraries; and Heather […]



LITA Conference Buddy Program

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:41:02 +0000

Going to ALA Annual this summer? Sign up for the LITA Conference Buddy Program The LITA Conference Buddy Program, which was inspired by the GLBTRT Buddy Program, is designed to make conference attendance more approachable, foster inclusion, and build connections between new LITA members and members who have attended past conferences. We hope that this […]



Library Blog Basics

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000

I think we can probably agree that libraries are no longer exclusively geographical locations that our users come to: patrons also visit virtually. Many of their tasks at a library’s website are pragmatic — renewing books, checking their records, searching the online catalog and placing holds — but, increasingly, libraries are beginning to think of […]



Designing & Building for Ourselves

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000

I’m in the throes of designing a new help desk for our department that will serve to triage help tickets for approximately 15,000 employees. This has been a major undertaking, and retaining the confidence that I can get it done has been a major challenge. However, it’s also been a really great exercise in forcing […]



Jobs in Information Technology: April 19, 2017

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:49:41 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Rice University, Fondren Library, Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, Houston, TX University […]



Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians a popular repeat LITA web course

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:06:01 +0000

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the repeat of this popular web course. Register now for this  LITA web course: Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians Instructors: Holly Mabry, Digital Services Librarian, Gardner-Webb University; and Jessica Olin, Director of the Library, Robert H. Parker Library, Wesley College Offered May 15 to June 19, 2017. A […]



2017 LITA Forum – Call for Proposals

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:02:47 +0000

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017. Submit your proposal at this site The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day preconferences, concurrent sessions, workshops, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, […]



2017 LITA Election Results

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:01:57 +0000

Please join us in congratulating our newly elected LITA officers: Bohyun Kim, Vice-President/President-Elect Lindsay Cronk, Board Member-at-Large Amanda L. Goodman, Board Member-at-Large Margaret Heller, Board Member-at-Large View ALA election results on the ALA website



Jobs in Information Technology: April 12, 2017

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:08:00 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Open Society Foundations, Head of Library Services, New York, NY The Garden Conservancy, […]



New and Upcoming Titles in the LITA Guide Series

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:00:48 +0000

Here are 5 recent and upcoming exciting titles on library technology. The LITA Guide Series books from Rowman and Littlefield publishers, contain practical, up to date, how-to information, and are usually under 100 pages. Proposals for new titles can be submitted to the Acquisitions editor using this link. LITA members receive a 20% discount on all […]



#NoFilter: Social Media Planning for the Library

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:19:01 +0000

The #NoFilter series explores some of the challenges and concerns that accompany a library’s use of social media. In my January 2017 post, I discussed the importance of generating thoughtful and diverse social media content in order to attract users and stimulate discussion of the library’s materials and services. Part and parcel of the content […]



Help us improve LITA’s virtual teams!

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:16:43 +0000

LITA’s Emerging Leaders team is embarking on a project to give you the tools you need to make the most of your committees and interest groups. But before we can do that we need your help! We are working to review the online tools and best practices currently in use, and make recommendations which will […]



Technology Roadmapping: A Tool for Planning

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:41:40 +0000

As I look towards the end of the semester, I can’t help but think about what’s ahead. It’s time for us to dust off our strategic plan and think about activities for Fall even as the echoes of unfinished projects and initiatives that seemed like a good idea a few months ago still linger. We’ve […]



LITA Spring 2017 Web Courses

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:22:44 +0000

We’re excited to announce two new LITA web courses for this spring. You can choose between: Beginning Git and GitHub and Project Management for Success Register here, courses are listed by date and you need to log in. Here are the details. Beginning Git and GitHub Instructors: Kate Bronstad, Web Developer, Tufts University Libraries; and Heather […]



Jobs in Information Technology: April 5, 2017

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:34:37 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week New York University Division of Libraries, User Experience Designer, New York, NY University […]



Travel scholarships available for LITA’s AvramCamp

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:51:05 +0000

Do you want to participate in AvramCamp, LITA’s AdaCamp-inspired event, a one-day unconference for women in library technology, at ALA Annual in Chicago? Would travel funding help you to attend? Thanks to support from our sponsors, LITA is offering several $500 travel scholarships (apply here). Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking […]



LITA AvramCamp preconference at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:36 +0000

Don’t miss this exciting networking and learning opportunity to attend the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Northwestern University Libraries, Evanston, IL Discover ALA Annual Ticketed Events Register for ALA Annual events Women in technology face numerous challenges in their day-to-day work. If you would like to join […]



Call for Writers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:54:51 +0000

The LITA Blog wants your content. Are you an avid technologist? An early career librarian? Are you a coder, an explorer, or just a dabbler? All of these perspectives are welcome. We are big on creativity and embracing new post formats, and 2016 saw the first LITA Vlog series, Begin Transmission. Whether you want to […]



Jobs in Information Technology: March 29, 2017

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:31:57 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Bates College, Vice President for Information & Library Services and College Librarian, Lewiston, […]



Call for Proposals, LITA education webinars and web courses

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:28 +0000

What library technology topic are you passionate about? Have something to teach? The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Education Committee invites you to share your expertise with a national audience! For years, LITA has offered online learning programs on technology-related topics of interest to LITA Members and wider American Library Association audience. Submit a proposal […]



Jobs in Information Technology: March 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:35:58 +0000

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week Columbus Metropolitan Library, IT Enterprise Applications Manager, Columbus, OH Auburn University Libraries, Research […]