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Call for Proposals: Midwinter 2015 Workshops (Chicago, IL January 2015)

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:33

The LITA Education Committee is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for workshops to be presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago in January. We’re looking for interactive full day workshops on technology in libraries–use of, new ideas for, and trends.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 ALA Midwinter Conference; January 30-February 3, 2015, Chicago, IL
Workshops will be presented on Friday, January 30.

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for workshops that offer a deeper dive into subjects and provide hands on experience with technology currently being used and emerging in libraries.

Workshops and Preconferences offered recently included:
Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online
Level Up Web: Modern Web Development and Management Practices for Libraries
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing
Practical Linked Data with Open Source
Web Therapy
Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5

*When are proposals due? *
August 4, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after August 4, final decisions will be made before September.

*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. If you are submitting a proposal on behalf of an IG, please let us know!

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email Abigail Goben, LITA Education Chair, at  (abigailgoben@gmail.com) or find me on twitter @hedgielib and the committee will figure it out.

Categories: Library News

Jobs in Information Technology: July 16

Wed, 2014-07-16 14:02

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

Head Librarian, Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus,  Pennsylvania State University,  Wilkes-Barre, PA

Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Summer Reading Regional Presenter,  Kansas Library Consultants for Youth,  Manhattan, KS

Technical Content Specialist, Computercraft Corporation, Bethesda, MD

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

 

Categories: Library News

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:38

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries

Being found in commercial search engines, like Google, and writing indexable content have largely been on the periphery of library web development practice. In this course/workshop, we will explore the mechanics and principles of acceptable best practices for SEO, identify components that contribute to successful harvesting of library web sites and microsites, and discuss the need to make library content findable in broader online settings. Come learn why SEO is not just “snake oil” and can be an integral part of library marketing and outreach initiatives.

Topics include:

  • web analytics,
  • creating indexable content,
  • understanding search engines,
  • engineering findability,
  • the business case for SEO,
  • distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable SEO

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Understand the difference between acceptable best practices for SEO and unacceptable SEO.
  • Learn how bots create the web index for your web sites.
  • Learn how to apply the basic activities around acceptable best practices for SEO.
  • Learn how to conduct SEO keyword and topic research
  • Learn how to set up Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to measure SEO success and diagnose SEO problems.
  • Know how to create a business case for SEO work in your library

Who Should Attend:

  • Web developers and System Administrators with some web management experience
  • Any librarian interested in web analytics and building findable content for the web

Instructors:

Team teaching with MSU research team including: Kenning Arlitsch, Patrick O’Brien, Scott Young, and Jason Clark

Course Level & Prerequisites

Participants should know how to use a text editor and a current standard Web Browser. Some basic knowledge of HTML will be helpful

Date(s) & Time(s)

10:30 a.m – 12:30  p.m.(CDT) each of these days:

  • July 17 – Best Practices and “Why do SEO?” intro
  • July 18 – Semantic Markup and Structured Data for SEO
  • July 21 – SEO Analytics
  • July 23 – Emerging SEO Techniques

Fee

LITA Member: $135

ALA Member: $195

Non-member: $260

How to Register

For more information, visit the web site, contact LITA at (312) 280-4269 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting  or lita@ala.org

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Announcing the LITA Blog Editor

Tue, 2014-07-08 14:50

We are pleased to announce that Brianna Marshall will be the new editor of the LITA Blog. Brianna is the Digital Curation Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned her MLS and MIS from Indiana University in May 2014. She most recently was the Managing Editor of the popular Hack Library School blog, and brings a lot of great experience and ideas to the LITA Blog.

Watch for calls from Brianna for regular and guest contributors coming soon.

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LITA Bylaws & Organization Committee – IG Renewal Document

Mon, 2014-06-30 21:14

One of the jobs of the LITA Bylaws & Organization Committee is to oversee the formation and dissolution of LITA Interest Groups. I’ve created and updated a document that has both current names and dates of LITA Interest Groups, renewal dates, and past IGs that have been dissolved.

LITA Interest Group document

If anyone has any questions, please let me know: griffey at gmail.com

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LITA Board of Directors – Monday 6/30/14

Mon, 2014-06-30 16:06

This will be an audio only stream of the LITA Board of Directors meeting two at ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. It will go live around 1:30pm Pacific Time, and there will be an announcement of it going live on the LITA Twitter stream.

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LITA Board of Directors – Saturday 6/28/14

Sat, 2014-06-28 16:08

This will be an audio only stream of the LITA Board of Directors meeting one at ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. It will go live around 1:30pm Pacific Time, and there will be an announcement of it going live on the LITA Twitter stream.

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Jobs in Information Technology: June 18

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:18

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

Head, Instruction and Outreach, University of Arkansas,  Fayetteville,  AR

Head, Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services,  Rice University, Fondren Library, Houston, TX

 

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

Categories: Library News

Meet your Board at Annual (including online!)

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:12

Back: David Lee King, Rachel Vacek, Jenny Reiswig, Cindi Blyberg, Mary Taylor, Jason Griffey.
Front: Zoe Stewart-Marshall, John Blyberg, Aaron Dobbs, Andromeda Yelton, Lauren Pressley

Hi! We’re the Board, and we’d like to meet you.

Whether you’ll be in Vegas next week or not, there are lots of ways you can get in touch with us, get involved with what LITA’s doing, and tell us how you’d like us to represent you. Here’s your handy list of where we’re likely to be during Annual. Come chat with us!

Social media and Online Programs and Social Events

LITA Open House
New to LITA? Want to learn more? Start here!

  • Friday, June 27, 2014 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Las Vegas Convention Center S224

Top Tech Trends

LITA Awards Presentation and President’s Program
Featuring Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code!

  • Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Las Vegas Convention Center S233

LITA Happy Hour

  • Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Kahunaville in the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S.

Check out the rest of LITA’s programs at Annual, too.

Board and Committee Meetings

Per the ALA open meeting policy, all meetings are open to all members (though some may have closed portions). You are welcome to attend.

Executive Committee

  • Friday, June 27, 2014 – 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Las Vegas Hotel Conference Room 03
  • Hashtag: #litabd
  • Agenda

All Committees Meeting
Most of LITA’s committees meet during this time slot. If you’re thinking of getting involved and want to learn more, this is a great chance to do so.

  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Las Vegas Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm A

LITA Board I

  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Las Vegas Convention Center S224
  • Hashtag: #litabd
  • Agenda

LITA Board II

  • Monday, June 30, 2014 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Las Vegas Convention Center N217
  • Hashtag: #litabd
  • Agenda

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Categories: Library News

Open call to all LITA Members for Blog Editor role

Fri, 2014-06-13 13:45

LITA is searching for a savvy manager for its WordPress blog: http://litablog.org.

This is the perfect volunteer opportunity to get more involved with LITA outside of the committee structure.

The blog editor would work independently and collaboratively with the Web Coordinating Committee and Committee Coordinator (Communications) to plan, coordinate, solicit, and publish blog content of interest to the LITA community.

Responsibilities (in coordination with above committees and team you want to pull together):

  • Create policies for blogging and blog content. Tag and categorize existing and future content.
  • Schedule, proofread, and post new content.
  • Coordinate guest posts from content authors.
  • Ensure that the blog remains active and free of spam, and moderate comments as necessary.
  • Moderate comments posted to the blog.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current LITA member.
  • Experience with WordPress.
  • Experience or a strong interest in blogging.
  • Clearly communicate in writing and be proactive in soliciting and planning content.
  • Willingness to commit to a 1-year term.

To apply:

Fill out the  form below. Please contact Margaret Heller at mheller1@luc.edu or @margaret_heller on Twitter with questions.

Open until filled, but we hope to select the blog editor shortly after the ALA Annual Conference, so if you can apply by June 26, 2014, that is ideal.

Categories: Library News

Jobs in Information Technology: June 11

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:44

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

Assistant Coordinator, Book and Serials Holdings Manager, Colorado State University Libraries,  Fort Collins, CO

Program Director, Geospatial Research Support, American University, Washington, DC

UNIX Systems Administrator, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VI

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

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries [Workshop/Course] Registration Now Open

Wed, 2014-06-04 13:18
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries [Workshop/Course]

(Team teaching with MSU research team including: Kenning Arlitsch, Patrick O’Brien, Scott Young, and Jason Clark)

Being found in commercial search engines, like Google, and writing indexable content have largely been on the periphery of library web development practice. In this course/workshop, we will explore the mechanics and principles of acceptable best practices for SEO, identify components that contribute to successful harvesting of library web sites and microsites, and discuss the need to make library content findable in broader online settings. Come learn why SEO is not just “snake oil” and can be an integral part of library marketing and outreach initiatives.

Topics: web analytics, creating indexable content, understanding search engines, engineering findability, the business case for SEO, distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable SEO

indexable content have largely been on the periphery of library web development practice. In this course/workshop, we will explore the mechanics and principles of acceptable best practices for SEO, identify components that contribute to successful harvesting of library web sites and microsites, and discuss the need to make library content findable in broader online settings. Come learn why SEO is not just “snake oil” and can be an integral part of library marketing and outreach initiatives.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the difference between acceptable best practices for SEO and unacceptable SEO.
  2. Learn how bots create the web index for your web sites.
  3. Learn how to apply the basic activities around acceptable best practices for SEO.
  4. Learn how to conduct SEO keyword and topic research
  5. Learn how to set up Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to measure SEO success and diagnose SEO problems.
  6. Know how to create a business case for SEO work in your library
Who Should Attend
  • Web developers and System Administrators with some web management experience
  • Any librarian interested in web analytics and building findable content for the web
Course Level & Prerequisites

Participants should know how to use a text editor and a current standard Web Browser. Some basic knowledge of HTML will be helpful

Instructor(s)

Team teaching with MSU research team including: Kenning Arlitsch, Patrick O’Brien, Scott Young, and Jason Clark

Date(s) & Time(s)

10:30 a.m – 12:30  p.m.(CDT)

July 17 – Best Practices and “Why do SEO?” intro

July 18 – Semantic Markup and Structured Data for SEO

July 21 – SEO Analytics

July 23 – Emerging SEO Techniques

Fee

LITA Member: $135

ALA Member: $195

Non-member: $260

Moodle login info will be sent to registrants the week prior to the start date.

Technical Requirements

A Moodle-developed site will include weekly asynchronous lectures and is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructor.  Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation.

The course web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open for 90 days after the end date for students to refer back to course material

How to Register

Register Online  (membership login is required)

OR

Contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or emailregistration@ala.org or submit print registration form [PDF]

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4269 or lita@ala.org.

Sponsor

LITA

 
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Jobs in Information Technology: June 4

Wed, 2014-06-04 13:17

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

Librarian, Integrated Library Systems (ILS) Specialist, Community College of Allegheny County,  Monroeville, PA

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

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Vegas: not just gambling and shows

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:49

As many of you may know, I spend a decent amount of time in Vegas every year as a result of covering CES every January. I really enjoy it, but know that it’s not really for some people…and with tens of thousands of librarians descending on Vegas for ALA Annual, it’s likely that a lot of us won’t enjoy the ever-present gambling or the overly-expensive shows that make Vegas so popular. So I thought I’d point out a few things that I really like about Vegas that don’t revolve around the typical Vegas activities.

Thrill Seekers
If you’re a fan of thrill rides, amusement park style, Vegas has a couple of things for you.

  • The Freemont Street Zipline: A zipline that takes you down the length of the original Vegas Strip, Freemont Street. You can fly above the crowd, surrounded by the neon and LEDs of Freemont Street.
  • Thrill Rides at the Stratusphere: On the top of the Stratusphere hotel, you can ride a rollercoaster that takes you over the edge of the 866 foot tall tower, get shot over 1000 feet into the air, or simply jump off the Tower entirely. Whatever level your adrenaline need, this should take care of it.
  • World Largest Observation Wheel: at 550 feet tall, the newly opened Linq High Roller is the largest Ferris Wheel in the world. Each of the “cars” (actually massive observation pods) can hold 40 people, and the trip all the way around takes over half an hour.

Museum Lovers
Vegas has some of the most unusual museums that you will find anywhere, guaranteed.

  • Pinball Hall of Fame: My favorite place in Vegas, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a non-descript building that has pinball games going back to the 1950s and even earlier, along with modern pinball machines. All the machines are 25-50 cents, and all are playable. The museum is a non-profit, and dedicated to just giving people the opportunity to experience these games as they were designed to be played. Fantastic place, and I highly recommend if you are even remotely into pinball.
  • The Neon Museum: More of a graveyard than museum, still a fascinating look at the art of the neon sign from Vegas past. Beautiful and if you love design and typography, you can take enough pics here for inspiration the rest of your life.
  • The National Atomic Testing Museum: Just what it says on the tin, a museum that is dedicated to the nuclear programs that took place in the desert southwest. Another of my favorite Vegas museums, it’s incredibly well done and full of cool exhibits.

Other Things to See or Do
Here’s a few very random suggestions for other activities.

Other tips for a positive Annual experience: Use the monorail to get around, remember that everything is much farther apart than you think (just navigating the casino inside the hotels can take 10-15 minutes), and be careful in the heat. Have a great time, and I hope to see you in Vegas!

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2014 Scholarships Winners

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:45

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations:  Baker & Taylor,  LSSI and OCLC.   These scholarships are for master’s level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association.

This year’s winner of the LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by Baker & Taylor is Adriana Rissetto Puckett, who will pursue her studies at    Florida State University.  The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship ($2,500) winner is Jason N. Toms. Jason will pursue his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.   Olivia Dorsey, the winner of the LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship ($3,000), will pursue her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Criteria for the scholarships include previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology.  Two of the scholarships, the LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship and LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, also require U.S Citizenship and membership in one of four minority groups:  American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic.

The Scholarship winners will be honored at the LITA Awards Presentation, which will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3:00 pm in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Convention Center in S233.

About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of over 3,000 systems librarians , library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.

For more information, visit www.lita.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jobs in Information Technology: May 28

Wed, 2014-05-28 13:26

 

.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

Supervising Programmer/Analyst, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

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

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Jobs in Information Technology: May 21

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:03

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

Foster Communications Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Libraries, PA

Manager, Information Technology, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Metadata Strategist, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries,  University Park, PA

Software Engineer, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

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

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LITA Preconferences at the ALA Annual Conference

Thu, 2014-05-15 17:12

 LITA Preconferences at the ALA Annual Conference

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to present three exciting preconferences at the ALA Annual Conference on Friday, June 27, 8:30am – 4:00pm.  You won’t want to miss these – reserve your seat today!

 Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing

Presenters: Abigail Goben, University of Illinois, Chicago; Sarah Sheehan, George Mason University; Nathan B. Putnam; University of Maryland

As data continues to come to the fore, new tools are becoming available for librarians to assist faculty and use with their own data. This preconference would focus on the DMPTool and OpenRefine. The DMPTool will be presented to demonstrate customization features, review data management plans, best and worst practices, and writing a data plan for a data set a library may collect. OpenRefine will be demonstrated with sample data to show potential use with library data sets and more of the data lifecycle process; metadata will also be covered.

Event code: LIT1

Practical Linked Data with Open Source

Presenters: Galen Charlton, Equinox Software; Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway; Dan Scott, Laurentian University; Richard Urban, Florida State University

Sponsored by: Linked Library Data Interest Group (LITA / ALCTS)

Linked Data can improve how libraries share their metadata, harvest it from non-library sources, and build better applications to connect patrons with library resources. However, what does this mean for the daily work of catalogers? This preconference will narrow the gap between theory and practice by presenting the state of the art for Linked Data management in open source integrated library systems and giving participants the chance to try it out.

Event code: LIT2

Web Therapy

Presenters: Nina McHale, ninermac.net; Christopher Evjy, Jefferson County Library

“Our LibGuides are totally out of control! How do we reign them in?”

“I was put in charge of our Drupal site when a colleague left the organization. How do I find time to manage it well in addition to my normal work?”

“Our Board wants web statistics, but I don’t know what reports to provide in a way that will make sense and tell them objectively what they want to know. Help!”

“Campus IT won’t let us install a CMS; how are we supposed to develop a robust library web site for our students and faculty?”

Do any of these scenarios sound painfully familiar to you? Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone! If you are headed to Las Vegas for ALA in June, come join Chris Evjy (Jefferson County Public Library) and Nina McHale (Colorado State Library) and others who work on or manage library web sites for some Web Therapy!

Bring your web woes to the table–specific topics will be determined by a survey sent in advance to attendees–and we’ll put our 20+ years of combined experience managing public, academic, and special library web sites to work to develop solutions.

Free hugs!

Event code: LIT3

Registration:

Rates

  •  LITA Member $235
  •  ALA Member $350
  •  Non-Member $380

How-to

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial conference registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don’t have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing alaannual@compusystems.com. You also have the option of registering for a preconference only.

  • Register online through June 20
  • Call ALA Registration at 1-800-974-3084 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-974-3084 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • Onsite registration will also be accepted in Las Vegas.

 

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LITA guide spotlights the top technologies every librarian needs to know

Thu, 2014-05-15 13:20
LITA guide spotlights the top technologies every librarian needs to know Related

“The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide”

“Drupal in Libraries (THE TECH SET® #14)”

“The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff”

Top Technologies Intro Video

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/13/2014

Contact: Rob Christopher Marketing Coordinator ALA Publishing 312-280-5052

rchristopher@ala.org

CHICAGO — While it’s inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it’s a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That’s just what editor Kenneth J. Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done in “The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. The ideas in this book will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services. Sure conversation starters and informative for any library, chapters include:

  • “Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends,” by A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison;
  • “Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future,” by Brigitte M. Bell and Terry Cottrell;
  • “Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World,” by William Denton;
  • “The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems,” by Steven Bowers and Elliot Jonathan Polak;
  • “Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams,” by Varnum;
  • “Exit As Strategy: Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries,” by Anson Parker, VP Nagraj, and David Moody;
  • “Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice,” by Devin Higgins;
  • “Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future,” by Jeremy York;
  • “The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries,” by Jason Griffey.

Varnum is the Web systems manager at the University of Michigan Library, where he manages the library website and the development of new features and functionality. He has worked in a range of library settings, including large and small academic, corporate, and special libraries. He led the University of Michigan’s implementation of Summon using the Summon API in a Drupal site in 2010. An active member of the library technology world for 19 years, he is also the author of “Drupal in Libraries,” volume #14 of THE TECH SET®.

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA, educates, serves and reaches out to its members, other ALA members and divisions, and the entire library and information community through its publications, programs and other activities designed to promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

American Library Association ALA Units: Library and Information Technology Association ALA Publishing ALA TechSource
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