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Jobs in Information Technology: March 21, 2018

LITA Blog - Thu, 2018-03-22 10:54

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

Pratt Institute, Library Media Resources Coordinator, Brooklyn, NY

Barry University, Director, Library Services, Miami Shores, FL

Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indianapolis, IN

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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March 2018 ITAL Issue Published

LITA Blog - Thu, 2018-03-22 10:00

The March 2018 issue (volume 37, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) has been published and may be read at:

This issue marks the journal’s 50th anniversary. The table of contents and brief abstracts of reviewed articles are below.

Ken Varnum

“Academic Libraries on Social Media: Finding the Students and the Information They Want”
Heather Howard, Sarah Huber, Lisa Carter, and Elizabeth Moore

Although most libraries today participate in some form of social media, few take the time to learn how they might use this medium more effectively to meet the needs and interests of their users. This study by Purdue University Libraries offers an instructive example of how to apply user research to the development of an effective social media strategy. This article will be of interest to librarians looking to gain a better understanding of the social media habits of college students or improve communication with their users.

“Accessible, Dynamic Web Content Using Instagram”
Jaci Wilkinson

Using social media to reach a library’s communities has traditionally focused on using Twitter and Facebook to engage patrons. In this article, the authors discuss how they developed an interface to push content from their archives and special collections to Instagram. This article is especially interesting as it focuses on a number of issues: developing the API, designing for accessibility, and taking advantage of evolving social media trends.

“Trope or Trap? Role-Playing Narratives and Length in Instructional Video”
Amanda S. Clossen

This article, detailing the results of a large-scale survey, provides a solid and useful addition to the literature on how best to create instructional videos. A must read for instructional-video-creating librarians!

“Identifying Emerging Relationships in Healthcare Domain Journals via Citation Network Analysis”
Kuo-Chung Chu, Hsin-Ke Lu, and Wen-I Liu

Ever wonder how the articles in a particular research domain connect to one another, or how those connections might evolve over time? Eager to help researchers quickly and visually identify key articles within a particular research domain? Incorporating data mining techniques for co-citation analysis, Chu, Liu, and Lu offer a tantalizing glimpse – a study that builds an automated web-based citation analysis system presenting an automated system that can do both.

“Digitization of Textual Documents Using PDF/A”
Yan Han and Xueheng Wan

This article provides a technical yet practical explanation of the value of using the open PDF/A file format for the long-term preservation of digital content, and will appeal to staff in any type of library responsible for determining preferred file formats for future discovery and access.

Editorial Content

Submit Your Ideas
for contributions to ITAL to Ken Varnum, editor, at with your proposal. Current formats are generally

  • Articles – original research or comprehensive and in-depth analyses, in the 3000-5000 word range.
  • Communications – brief research reports, technical findings, and case studies, in the 1000-3000 word range.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA publications, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,

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Taste of home 2018 quick cooking annual recipes.

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781617657528

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Ultimate comfort food.

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781617657450

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The lying game /

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781501156205
    Author: Ware, Ruth.

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The recipe box : a novel with recipes /

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781250165329
    Author: Shipman, Viola,

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Handmade bird bee and bat houses : 25 beautiful homes feeders and more to at

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781782495543
    Author: McKee-Orsini, Michele

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Walking the bones /

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781492646914
    Author: Silvis, Randall, 1950-

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The last day of Emily Lindsey /

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:35

    ISBN: 9781492646532
    Author: Joseph, Nic,

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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:35
(March 5, 2018). I denne måned kan vi præsentere resultaterne fra den brugerundersøgelse, som rigtig mange hjalp os ved at svare på i januar. Vi fortæller også om kommende ændringer i FBS og om programmet for årsmødet i april. FBS årsmøde de
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO and Capita partner to provide fully automated workflow solution for libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:35
(March 21, 2018). GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOhas partnered with Capita to offer a fully integrated and automated acquisitions workflow solution. The new partnership provides academic libraries using the Capita Library Management System with seamless access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.
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Gale improves user experience and discoverability of Gale Small Business Builder with new integrated access to business and legal resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is making it easier for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to find and access their library's key business and legal resources. Gale Small Business Builder now provides integrated access to Small Business Resource Center, DemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms. Libraries that subscribe to one or more of these products now have access to additional business and legal content through Gale Small Business Builder, giving their patrons a direct path to the resources and tools they need within their business planning workflow.
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Patron Point expands program offerings

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Patron Point announed a significant expansion to its Proven Programs offerings. From the original set of four, the expansion includes nine new programs in three broad categories including: Core (patron lifecycle): Welcome, Renew, Anniversary, Engage, Restore, and Rising Adult; Preference (programs driven by patron preferences): Promote, News, Read, and Hot Authors; and Growth (attracting new users): Attract, Refer, and Social. Libraries can mix and match programs to affordably achieve their marketing goals.
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Gale integrates video and classroom tools into GVRL eBook Platform, improving student engagement

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is taking instruction and student engagement to the next level. Video and curriculum-aligned classroom tools have been integrated into selected eBooks on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. Now teachers can incorporate content from these eBooks---text, video, classroom activities and more---into their lesson plans, creating a more effective and engaging learning experience for students, while meeting curriculum standards.
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Rockefeller University Press Adds Remarq

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). RedLink announced that Rockefeller University Press is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on the Journal of Cell Biology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and the Journal of General Physiology.
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New national study reveals voter perceptions of libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. The research updates OCLC's seminal 2008 study that explored voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries, librarians, and library funding.
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2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Call for Proposals

LITA Blog - Wed, 2018-03-21 10:10

Submit your Proposals for the:

2018 LITA Library Technology Forum
Minneapolis, MN
November 8-10, 2018

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

The Library and Information Technology Association seeks proposals for the 21st Annual LITA Library Technology Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 8-10, 2018.

Our theme for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum is:

Building & Leading

What are you most passionate about in librarianship and information technology? This conference is your chance to share how your passions are building the future, and to lead others by illumination and inspiration. Along those lines, we are inviting you to rethink your take on presentations and programming.

To inspire your creativity, we have three options from which you may choose:

  • Traditional: Solo or panel presentations on a topic, fixed length, may be streamed/recorded.
  • Hands-on: Leading the audience through a creative or generative process, attendees should feel like they did something when they leave, variable lengths of 1-3 hours possible.
  • Discussion-based: Involving shorter presentation lengths, with extensive time for break-out discussions with audience.

We have rooms that are dedicated to each type, with seating and AV setups appropriate to each style of presentation. The goal will be to give attendees a variety of styles, timeframes, and topics to choose from at every turn.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Proposal Details

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.

For a longer document of LITA’s commitment to diversity, please see LITA’s Statement on Diversity, and all attendees are expected to read, understand, and follow the LITA Statement of Appropriate Conduct.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

Click Here to Submit Program Proposal

If you have any questions, contact Jason Griffey, Forum Program Committee Chair, at griffey AT

More information about LITA is available from the LITA website (, Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Accidental heroes : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9781101884096
    Author: Steel, Danielle

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Alternate side : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9780812996067
    Author: Quindlen, Anna

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The great alone : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9781427212689
    Author: Hannah, Kristin

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