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LITA 201 at ALA Midwinter


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ALA is a broad organization, and it can be difficult to find your niche among so many groups. That's why LITA offers LITA 201, a more specific orientation to involvement in LITA. Join us, and learn more about how your technical side fits into the library arena and how active involvement in LITA can help you better meet the challenges of today and troubleshoot the challenges of tomorrow. Find your place in LITA.

Join us for LITA 201 at Midwinter 2013 to:
- Learn more about LITA and where you fit
- Become or find a mentor
- Form your own interest group
- Network with tech-savvy library colleagues

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LITA 201 at ALA Midwinter

  1. 1. LITA 201 ALA Midwinter 2013 Friday, January 25, 2013, 4-5 pmWashington State Convention Center, Rooms 611-614
  2. 2. Library InformationTechnology Association What are YOU passionate about?
  3. 3. LITA’s VisionAs the center of expertise about informationtechnology, the Library and InformationTechnology Association (LITA) leads in exploringand enabling new technologies to empowerlibraries. LITA members use the promise of technology todeliver dynamic library collections and services.
  4. 4. What Does LITA do?
  5. 5. Programming LITA National Forum  November 7-10, 2013 in Louisville, KY Programs at ALA Annual Conference  Top Tech Trends  Many more!
  6. 6. Education Continuing Education activities  Online classes  Regional Institutes  Pre-conferences  Webinars
  7. 7. AdvocacyLITA advocates for and participates in theadoption of legislation, policies, technologiesand standards that promote equitable accessto information and technology.
  8. 8. Publishing Books  Published through ALA Editions Journal  ITAL (Information Technology & Libraries)  In 2012, ITAL moved to an open-access, e-platform
  9. 9. Awards Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award LITA / Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science
  10. 10. Scholarships LITA / Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology LITA / OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology LITA / LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
  11. 11. LITA Job Site
  12. 12. Networking LITA-L mailing list Website, blog, social media Committees Interest Groups Social activities at ALA Annual and Midwinter
  13. 13. How can YOU get involved?
  14. 14. Committees Assessment and Research Committee Bylaws and Organization Committee Education Committee Frederick G. Kilgour Award Committee Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee Interest Group Chair Committee International Relations Committee LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee LITA / Hi Tech Award Committee LITA / OCLC and LITA / LSSI Minority Scholarships Committee LITA / Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship Committee
  15. 15. Committees Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information (MARBI) Committee Membership Development Committee National Forum Planning Committee Nominating Committee Program Planning Committee Publications Committee  ITAL Editorial Board Technology and Access Committee Top Technology Trends Committee Web Coordinating Committee 
  16. 16. Interest Groups  Authority Control (LITA / ALCTS) Cloud Computing and Virtualization Digital Library Technologies Distance Learning Drupal4Lib Emerging Technologies Electronic Resources Management (LITA / ALCTS) Game Making Heads of Library Technology Imagineering
  17. 17. Interest Groups Instructional Technology Internet Resources and Services Library Code Year (LITA / ALCTS) Library Consortia Automated Systems Linked Library Data (LITA / ALCTS) MARC Formats Transition (LITA / ALCTS) Mobile Computing Next Generation Catalog Open Source Systems
  18. 18. Interest Groups  Public Library Technology Search Engine Optimization Standards Technology and Industry Transliteracy Universal Accessibility
  19. 19. LITA Happy Hour Friday, January 25th 5:30-7:30 pmElephant & Castle Seattle, Billiards Room 1415 5th Ave
  20. 20. LITA Town Hall Monday, January 28 th 8:30-10:00 am (with a hot breakfast!)Washington State Convention Center, Room 302 Theme this year: Re-Image LITA Host: LITA President-Elect, Cindi Trainor
  21. 21. Discuss! Get involved!Photo Credits: Eprahs, Adventures in Librarianship,Vacekrae, DavidKing, Cindiann, Pix4LITA, Griffey, Susan Sharpless Smith