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Online Doc LITA Emerging Leaders Projects materials archive

by Jodie Gambill on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm

This is an effort to get all of these in one place that's accessible, logical and editable. :)  Does it need updating? Dooooo eeeeeet!

2007 - Project P - "A Model for Free E-Learning in ALA"

This is an effort to get all of these in one place that's accessible, logical and editable. :)  Does it need updating? Dooooo eeeeeet!

2007 - Project P - "A Model for Free E-Learning in ALA"

2009 - Project U - "LITA and Social Software"

2009 - Project T - "Leadership Development Programs for LITA"

2010 - Project O - "LITA Now"

2010 - Project P - "LITA Web Tools"

2011 - Project M - "Branding LITA"

2012 - Project K - "LITA Experts Profile System: Connecting Collaborators"

2013 - Project I - "Improving Orientation and Enhancing Leadership"

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Discussion LITA Town Meeting, January 26, 2014

by Rachel Vacek on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:25 am

The LITA Town Meeting will take place on Monday January 27, 2014, from 8:30-10:00 am, EST. If you are able to attend in person, great! I'll be happy to see you there! If not, I encourage you to participate remotely.

Here are all the links you'll need, no matter how or when you want to participate.

The LITA Town Meeting will take place on Monday January 27, 2014, from 8:30-10:00 am, EST. If you are able to attend in person, great! I'll be happy to see you there! If not, I encourage you to participate remotely.

Here are all the links you'll need, no matter how or when you want to participate.

Additional online resources for remote users:

I want to emphasize that this activity is very different than the types of activities that we've previously done at Town Meetings.  Here, we're trying to capture some real stories, pictures, and thoughts from members about how LITA has helped make their life awesome. This content will be shared with the LITA Membership Development Committee and our Emerging Leaders to shift through and find the shining examples that can aid in membership recruitment.  There's the potential for articles, pictures, or even a recruitment video using a variety of content.

On behalf of the LITA Board and the Membership Committee, thanks for participating, and I truly appreciate your time.

Rachel

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Chat LITA Board Meeting 2014 (ALA Midwinter 2014)

by Annie Gaines on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Discussion How has LITA made your life awesome? Tell us at #becauseLITA

by Rachel Vacek on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 07:00 am

Are you a member of LITA? Has LITA helped you in any way? Perhaps you’ve taken an online workshop, attended a preconference, read a useful article in LITA’s journal, participated in a conference, expanded your professional network, or even just had fun socializing and interacting with colleagues interested in libraries and technology. If LITA has impacted your job or your career, we want to hear about it!

How has LITA made your life awesome?

Are you a member of LITA? Has LITA helped you in any way? Perhaps you’ve taken an online workshop, attended a preconference, read a useful article in LITA’s journal, participated in a conference, expanded your professional network, or even just had fun socializing and interacting with colleagues interested in libraries and technology. If LITA has impacted your job or your career, we want to hear about it!

How has LITA made your life awesome?

Tweet, blog, use instagram, use facebook, make a video, record a sound byte, or use your favorite flavor of social media to share LITA’s impact on you and be sure to include the hashtag #becauseLITA. We are aggregating everything with that hashtag on our Tagboard.

At this upcoming Midwinter Conference, an amazing team of LITA folk have been helping me, Rachel Vacek, your LITA Vice-President, plan the LITA Town Meeting on Monday, January 27th from 8:30-10:00 am in the Convention Center Room 120C. In support of the activity that we’ve planned for the Meeting, we are launching a campaign called #becauseLITA to help focus on the benefits of membership, celebrate our amazing accomplishments as members and leaders within the association, and to share with prospective members how LITA has enriched our lives.

Throughout the conference, and primarily at the Town Meeting, we will be conducting interviews, taking photos, shooting video, and encouraging members to tell stories about how LITA impacts our life and work. We’ll even have #becauseLITA ribbons for your name badge!

If you have a story to tell about how LITA has made YOUR life awesome, there are a few places where we’d love to meet with you:

  • Friday, January 24, from 1-4 pm: Networking Uncommons in the Convention Center
  • Sunday, January 26, from 4:30-5:30 pm: LITA 201 in the Convention Center Room 120C
  • Sunday, January 26, from 6-8 pm: LITA Happy Hour at Bar-ly in Chinatown
  • Monday, January 28, from 8:30-10 am: LITA Town Meeting in the Convention Center Room 120C

Thanks to Annie Gaines, Kyle Denlinger, Ayla Stein, Joanna Messer Jordan, and Melody Condron for helping plan and run the activities around the Town Meeting and the #becauseLITA campaign. Thanks also goes to Executive Director Mary Taylor, President Cindi Trainor, and the LITA Board for their ongoing support!

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Event Challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Join us for a lively panel and discussion about the challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship. At the intersection of librarianship (80% female), technology (80% male), and the culture at large, library technologists face an evolving, and sometimes surprising, set of gender issues. In recent blogs and panel discussions, we find that our different perspectives result in very different beliefs about what these issues look like today. This diverse panel will debate our varying experiences of gender in library technology, and invite your questions.

Join us for a lively panel and discussion about the challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship. At the intersection of librarianship (80% female), technology (80% male), and the culture at large, library technologists face an evolving, and sometimes surprising, set of gender issues. In recent blogs and panel discussions, we find that our different perspectives result in very different beliefs about what these issues look like today. This diverse panel will debate our varying experiences of gender in library technology, and invite your questions.

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Discussion INVITATION to Responsive Design in Libraries - LITA Mobile Interest Group Virtual Meeting for ALA Midwinter

by Laurie Bridges on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 02:28 pm

RESPONSIVE DESIGN IN LIBRARIES

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 15.

9 am Hawaii - 10 am Alaska - 11 am Pacific -12 pm Mountain - 1 pm Central - 2 pm Eastern

 Where: Virtually. Register at https://oregonconnect.ilinc.com/register/kbtvmbh

RESPONSIVE DESIGN IN LIBRARIES

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 15.

9 am Hawaii - 10 am Alaska - 11 am Pacific -12 pm Mountain - 1 pm Central - 2 pm Eastern

 Where: Virtually. Register at https://oregonconnect.ilinc.com/register/kbtvmbh

Description: The LITA – Mobile Computing IG is pleased to host the following presentations at its upcoming virtual meeting:

 1. Responsive Introduction/Overview

Presenter: Brad Czerniak

Web design has been a tumultuous 20-year journey. Along the way, it has seen battles for standards, competing platforms, and exciting innovations — all in the name of delivering the best possible sites to users. In this presentation, Brad (the developer of possibly the first responsive library website) will give historical background that puts the shift toward responsive design in context. He will also layout some forward-thinking concepts for where web design and development are heading in the near future.

Responsive sites:

  http://www.cantonpl.org

  http://www.commercialprogression.com

  http://www.codemichigan.com

2. Your Library, Anywhere: A Modern, Responsive Library Catalogue at University of Toronto Libraries

Presenters: Bilal Khalid, Gordon Belray, Lisa Gayhart

 With the recent surge in the mobile device market and an ever-expanding patron base with increasingly divergent levels of technical ability, the University of Toronto Libraries embarked on the development of a new catalogue discovery layer to fit the needs of its diverse users.

The result: (http://search.library.utoronto.ca) a mobile-friendly, flexible and intuitive web application that brings the full power of a faceted library catalogue to users without compromising quality or performance, employing Responsive Web Design principles. In this talk we will discuss: application development; interface design; and project communications.

3. Maintaining multiple responsive designs with a small staff

Presenter: Steve Cherry

 The Catholic University of America libraries decided to adopt responsive design due to increasing mobile traffic. However, maintaining a unique theme for each site that needed one placed a huge burden on the small team. Steve will discuss some of the tools and techniques used to lessen that burden, allowing CUA Libraries to reuse the majority of code across systems.

Responsive sites:

http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/

http://cuexhibits.wrlc.org/

http://www.lib.cua.edu/music/

http://www.lib.cua.edu/rarebook/

https://github.com/sccherry/middleman-styleguide

4. Re-coding for Responsive Design: Tips, Tricks and Traps

Presenter: Alicia Virtue

 This presentation is an overview of the strategies used to adapt and implement responsive design for the Santa Rosa Junior College library website (http://www.santarosa.edu/library). The SRJC library website serves as the main interface for student research and as the primary instructional tool for approximately 40 information literacy classes a semester. A discussion of the challenges faced in introducing multi-browser, multi-screen size performance  while adhering to the College's visual design requirements will include strategies taken to implement consistent  navigation across mobile phones, tablets and desktop interfaces  as well use of media queries for presentation of text and graphics. Highlights of some of the tools used to showcase and feature library resources across multiple device and display sizes will be addressed, including use of adaptive slide shows, carousels, lightboxes and other jquery-based tools.

 

 

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Event Library Makerspaces: Participatory Play in the Library

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Interested in getting started with participatory programming, makerspaces, and the DIY revolution? Learn about how other libraries are getting their patrons creating physical content and collaborating with the community, often on a shoestring budget. Join us and find out how to incorporate creation and collaboration in your library at any starting point.

Interested in getting started with participatory programming, makerspaces, and the DIY revolution? Learn about how other libraries are getting their patrons creating physical content and collaborating with the community, often on a shoestring budget. Join us and find out how to incorporate creation and collaboration in your library at any starting point.

Participants will hear firsthand accounts from the library innovators who are working with their communities to create new opportunities for learning and making. They'll also get inspired and play along with us as they get real hands on experience creating robots, crafts, and works of art with local experts. Most importantly, those attending will get creatively connected and have fun doing it.

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Event Library Makerspaces: The Field Trip

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Attendees will participate in a tour of the facility in addition to a combination of fun hands-on sessions that will offer participants opportunities to discover and learn about the maker movement. Discussion and brainstorming sessions with nationally recognized makers and early adopters of the makerspace in libraries movement will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a rich dialogue about the art of the possible for all types of libraries. Takeaways will include a deeper understanding of the maker community, "making" and how it fits within the library's existing service model, and practical ideas and concrete solutions for those inspired to bring the movement to their home communities/libraries.

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Discussion LITA Interest Group and Committee Member Survey

by Melissa Prentice-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

The LITA Board would like to improve and enhance the experience of new leaders through development of an orientation toolkit for the chairs of LITA Committee and Interest Groups. A group of 2013 Emerging Leaders (Margaret Heller, Katlin Heidgerken-Greene, and Zach Coble) are conducting this survey to gather data to create the orientation toolkit. 

The LITA Board would like to improve and enhance the experience of new leaders through development of an orientation toolkit for the chairs of LITA Committee and Interest Groups. A group of 2013 Emerging Leaders (Margaret Heller, Katlin Heidgerken-Greene, and Zach Coble) are conducting this survey to gather data to create the orientation toolkit. 

LITA members have valuable insight into leadership qualities that can create positive or negative experiences when participating in a LITA committee or interest group, so please so share those insights with us. The survey will remain available until April 8. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this important task: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7GNXG8C

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Discussion Survey: Library Staff and Code Year

by Carrie Preston on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 06:47 am

Apologies for cross-posting.

 

Apologies for cross-posting.

 

I am conducting a survey on librarian experiences with Codecademy’s Code Year program. The survey is intended for library staff who completed at least one Code Year exercise in 2012. You do not need to have completed the entire Code Year program to participate. You must be 18 years old or older to participate.

 

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. No identifying information will be collected and your participation in this survey is voluntary.

 

To complete the survey, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1njVvhkHCtTRuYk7nvVFJIDv3pbwRlp4MmQPWD9k3r8Y/viewform

 

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact:

Carrie Preston

prestonc@ohio.edu

(740) 597-1973

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