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Land of wolves /

New At the Library - 7 hours 16 min ago

    ISBN: 9780525522515
    Author: Johnson, Craig, 1961-

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Death in focus : an Elena Standish novel /

New At the Library - 7 hours 16 min ago

    ISBN: 9780525620990
    Author: Perry, Anne

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A single thread /

New At the Library - 7 hours 16 min ago

    ISBN: 9780525558248
    Author: Chevalier, Tracy

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The murder list /

New At the Library - 7 hours 16 min ago

    ISBN: 9781250197238
    Author: Ryan, Hank Phillippi

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Seeking Applications for eLearning Coordinator!

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-09-20 16:58
Position Description

The eLearning Coordinator is charged with handling all of the logistics for scheduling, running, and completing LITA’s webinars and courses.

The Coordinator holds a 3-year appointment with an option for one renewal for a maximum of 2 terms. The initial appointment will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue through the end of June 2022. This person is expected to work approximately 4 hours a week for 52 weeks a year, although some weeks will likely require fewer hours while others require more. The total should balance out to 208 hours each year.

  • Works with instructors and LITA staff to schedule webinars and courses at least 10 weeks in advance;
  • Maintains a year-round calendar of elearning opportunities based on content selected by the LITA Education Committee and LITA Education Acquisitions Editor;
  • Obtains signed letters of agreement from instructors;
  • Provides ALA Member and Customer Service (MaCS) with information about each session to list it in ALA’s registration system (or enter the information in ALA’s eLearning site when it goes live);
  • Creates a web page with all the information about the session;
  • Provides LITA staff with content about each session to market each elearning opportunity;
  • Works with instructors prior to each session to guarantee quality of content, including holding practice sessions;
  • Provides support to instructors for LITA’s webinar and presentation software;
  • Acts as the primary contact for all communication with elearning instructors and registrants; refers registration issues to ALA Customer Service;
  • Updates elearning information on the LITA website and/or ALA eLearning site as necessary;
  • For courses, sets up the Moodle space and adds instructor(s);
  • For webinars and synchronous sessions, opens the online room, runs the session, and records it;
  • Provides any necessary support for the instructor and participants during the session;
  • Creates the evaluation survey for each webinar and course;
  • Follows up with participants to thank them for attending, sends the recording link (for courses, this means after each week’s session), and encourages participants to fill out the evaluation survey; sends reminders to fill out the survey as necessary;
  • Works with instructors to display LITA marketing materials created by staff at the beginning of each session;
  • Submits instructors’ invoices to the LITA Executive Director for processing;
  • Sends thank you to presenter(s) along with a link to the survey results;
  • Keeps the LITA Education Committee apprised of scheduled and completed sessions;
  • Maintains the LITA Education Data Dashboard of statistics for attendance and evaluation survey responses for all elearning sessions;
  • Notifies the Education Acquisitions Editor when an elearning opportunity was popular enough to run again;
  • Creates a summary statistical report of elearning activity twice a year for the LITA Board (January and June);
  • Tracks and summarizes suggested future elearning opportunities submitted by participants on the evaluation survey;
  • Submit a monthly timesheet to verify hours worked.
  • Previous planning or project management experience to maintain a year-round education calendar;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and other backgrounds;
  • Must be familiar enough with LITA’s online meeting and presentation software to provide support to instructors and participants (currently Zoom and Google Slides);
  • Must be available between 11:00am – 2:00pm Central Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week;
  • Must have your own desktop or laptop computer, webcam, headset, and access to a robust internet connection;
  • Must be a member of LITA.

The position comes with a stipend of $4,160 each year ($20/hour for 208 hours), payable as two installments of $2,080 each in January and August.

To apply, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 18th:

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The testaments /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9780385543798
    Author: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

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The warning /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9781538732526
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-

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What Rose forgot /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9781250208033
    Author: Barr, Nevada

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The stalking /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9780778308249
    Author: Graham, Heather

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Met her match /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9780778351245
    Author: Deveraux, Jude

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Welcome to LITA, Chrishelle Thomas!

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:35

Please help me welcome Chrishelle Thomas as LITA’s new Membership and Marketing Manager.

She comes to us from C200, a nonprofit that connects women from the highest levels of successful public and private companies, where she was the Member Services and Programs Administrator. Before that, she was with the American Bar Association for over a decade, serving as their Membership & Events Coordinator and then as their Membership & Marketing Specialist. She has a wealth of experience supporting recruitment and retention campaigns, online community engagement, and digital marketing communications. High-level customer service with a “can do” spirit is one of the greatest attributes she acquired during her tenure at the American Bar Association.

Chrishelle is a certified dance coach and a faith and fashion blogger, encouraging people to become the best version of themselves. She enjoys podcasts, roller skating, and hanging out with her yorkipoo, Mr. Mixx Saint Charles. She holds a BA in Merchandise Management from the International Academy of Design & Technology.

Chrishelle’s pronouns are she/her/hers. Her email address is, and her direct phone number is 312-280-4268. She will be taking over as the staff liaison for the Communications and Marketing and Membership Development committees, although she’ll also be working with each of our groups to promote and market all of teams’ great work.

Welcome to LITA, Chrishelle!

I also want to thank Mark Beatty, who officially retired at the end of August, for his time and commitment as a LITA staff member. Please contact me with any questions or requests you would have sent to him.

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A better man : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-19 06:24

    ISBN: 9781250230881
    Author: Penny, Louise

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The stranger inside /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-19 06:24

    ISBN: 9780778308720
    Author: Unger, Lisa, 1970-

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Akin : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-19 06:24

    ISBN: 9781549178207
    Author: Donoghue, Emma, 1969-

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The Institute /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-19 06:24

    ISBN: 9781508279068
    Author: King, Stephen, 1947-

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Jobs in Information Technology: September 18, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-09-18 15:00

New vacancy listings are posted on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Assistant Director for Library Technology, The New School, New York, NY

Library Services Manager, Contra Costa County, Matinez, CA

Metadata Librarian, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and information on submitting your own job posting.

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Middlesex University selects Solutionpath and Ex Libris campusM to deliver classroom attendance and engagement solution

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-18 12:21
(September 18, 2019). Ex Libris and Solutionpath Ltd are pleased to announce that Middlesex University has chosen the Solutionpath StREAM learning analytics platform and Ex Libris campusM mobile app to provide learning analytics and attendance solutions that are the first of their kind in the market.
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Readers around the world celebrate National Day of Digital Reading

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-18 12:21
(September 18, 2019). On September 18, booklovers around the world can celebrate Read an Ebook Day by enjoying an ebook and sharing their love for reading via social media with their community members.Now in its sixth year, this international holiday was created to celebrate the ease and convenience of digital reading and modern storytelling. To participate, readers choose an ebook and then join the conversation on social media by sharing what they're reading and why they love ebooks using the hashtag #ebooklove. Participants can also win a Kobo Clara HD eReader device by sharing their #ebooklove on any social media platform.
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Master Your Keynote Presentations with this LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-09-17 12:28

Sign up for a repeat of this popular webinar.

You Can Keynote!

Presenter: Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate, UW-Madison iSchool

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time

That confident person there on the dais, holding the conference crowd in the palm of their hand? That could be you! In this 60-minute webinar, discover your strengths as a keynoter and learn how you prepare best — it’s not the same for everyone. Learn how to think about talk structure and slide design. Discover useful techniques for coping with nerves. Most of all, learn what to avoid!

View details and Register here.

Discover upcoming LITA webinars and web courses

Courses are listed by date, Register here

Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services

Presenter: Lily Troia
Offered: October 3, 2019

Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship(Re-scheduled)

Presenter: Casey Davis
Offered: October 16, 2019

In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid

Presenter: Marina Georgieva
Offered: October 29, 2019

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, LITA at (312) 280-4268 or

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Aman Kochar succeeds David Cully at Baker & Taylor in expanded role

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-09-14 18:08
(September 10, 2019). Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company's public library business unit. Cully retired August 30
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