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Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

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Discussion Goals for July 2013 - June 2015

by Cindi Blyberg on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 08:14 am

Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

I want to reiterate that the text below is a reworking of the goal statements from the longer Strategic Plan document that was put together by leadership and membership.  The division's principle "deliverables" remain the same--education, publications, networking--and the other ideas, collaboration, advocacy, and infrastructure, have been central to the Board's and the membership's work over the last few years.  We hope that this text reflects the LITA gestalt, and we welcome everyone's comments.

The dates at the top reflect the leadership turnover that we have as an organization.  We are not suggesting that the goals be torn down every year (or every other year) and re-written, but we hope that putting a shorter timeframe on them will mean that thoughtful discussion and re-affirming will happen with each new President, ensuring that the goals are front and center, framing our work.

If these are agreeable to you, we will need a motion and a second, then we can discuss and vote. 

LITA members who aren't board members who are viewing this document, we welcome your comments, too!

 

LITA’s Goals for June 2013- June 2015

Collaboration & Networking


Foster collaboration and encourage networking among our members and beyond so the full potential of technologies in libraries can be realized.

Education & Sharing of Expertise

Offer education, publications, and events to inspire and enable members to improve technology integration within their libraries.

Advocacy

Advocate for meaningful legislation, policies, and standards that positively impact on the current and future capabilities of libraries that promote equitable access to information and technology.

Infrastructure

Improve LITA’s organizational capacity to serve, educate, and create community for its members.

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Discussion LITA events at ALA MW for Board Members to attend (required and suggested)

by Rachel Vacek on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Hi LITA Board,

There are lots of great LITA programming, meetings, and fun events going on at ALA Midwinter. I'd like to remind all of you about the following:

Board Development Session

Hi LITA Board,

There are lots of great LITA programming, meetings, and fun events going on at ALA Midwinter. I'd like to remind all of you about the following:

Board Development Session

  • Thursday, 01/29/2015 - 01:00pm - 04:00pm
  • McCormick Place West – W186b
  • This is SHINY and NEW this year! All Board members are expected to attend. This session will be lead by Kathryn Deiss.
  • Files for this event can be found in THIS FOLDER 

Board Dinner

  • Thursday, 01/29/2015
  • Place and time to be determined - will update this spot as soon as it's set

Executive Committee

  • Friday, 01/30/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick - Boardroom 1
  • Only the Exec Comm members attend this
  • Files for this meeting can be found in THIS FOLDER

Joint Chairs Meeting

  • Saturday, 01/31/2015 - 08:30am - 10:00am
  • McCormick Place West – W185bc
  • Lauren Pressley and David Lee King will be doing a Committee and IG Chair Orientation, and more!
  • Not required for you to attend, but strongly encouraged so you can provide better support to your Committees.
  • Agenda can be FOUND HERE

All Committees Meetings

  • Saturday, 01/31/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
  • McCormick Place West – W185bc
  • If you are a liaison to a Committee (which you all are!), be sure to attend this and check in with your group if they are meeting in person. Many groups meet virtually instead, too.

Board of Directors

  • Saturday, 01/31/2015 - 01:30pm - 04:30pm
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick - Jackson Park/CC 10C
  • Be there or be square.
  • The agenda, plus all the other files you need are in THIS FOLDER

Top Technology Trends

  • Sunday, 02/01/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
  • McCormick Place West – W183a
  • Not required to attend, but why not?  It's LITA's flagship program.

LITA Open House

  • Sunday, 02/01/2015 - 04:30pm - 05:30pm
  • McCormick Place West - W470b
  • This is a great place to welcome new and prospective members. It's not required for you to attend, but it looks good if Board members are present.  
  • If your committee chairs can't attend, you might want to be there to represent in their absence. Membership Committee plans this event, so let Jason Battles (jason.battles@gmail.com) if you have something to say or are representing a Committee or IG.

LITA Happy Hour

  • Sunday, 02/01/2015 - 06:00pm - 08:00pm
  • Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub, located at 400 N McClurg Court
  • Located 1 block east of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers (301 East North Water Street)
  • Bring your ALAMW conference badge to receive a 25% discount.

LITA Town Meeting

  • Monday, 02/02/2015 - 08:30am - 10:00am
  • McCormick Place West – W180
  • Come mingle with LITA members (and prospective members) and support Thomas Dowling as he leads a discussion around 3 hot topics important to LITA: education, membership, and communication.

Board of Directors

  • Monday, 02/02/2015 - 01:30pm - 04:30pm
  • McCormick Place West - W192a
  • Yup, you still need to come to this one.
  • The agenda, plus all the other files you need are in THIS FOLDER
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Discussion Creation of local, state, and student LITA chapters

by Rachel Vacek on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 09:43 am

Hi LITA Board,

I've been approached by two different people wanting to create a local chapter of LITA. One was a case where they wanted to create a local student LITA chapter in coordination with the local iSchool.  The other case is that they have a state ALA chapter and want to additionally make a LITA chapter for local LITA members to come together in some capacity.

Hi LITA Board,

I've been approached by two different people wanting to create a local chapter of LITA. One was a case where they wanted to create a local student LITA chapter in coordination with the local iSchool.  The other case is that they have a state ALA chapter and want to additionally make a LITA chapter for local LITA members to come together in some capacity.

I gave "my blessing" to them to get their groups together, start talking about LITA, and figure out what they might do initially, but they want it to be more official and recognized by LITA. For that reason, I'm coming to you all.

Personally, I think it's a fabulous idea and could help with member recruitment and general good will.  I know that when I was in grad school, I was a member of ASIST simply because that was the only student IT professional association in my iSchool.  I didn't even know LITA existed.  

I think that if current members want to reach out in a more widespread way and work with library schools to create local chapters, that could really impact our membership numbers in many positive ways.  Additionally, if current LITA members could engage more in-person with one another in between conferences, the Forum, etc., they would have a better overall member experience and be more likely to continue their membership, or even recruit others to join LITA.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.  Do you know if any other ALA divisions have local, state, or student chapters?  And, if we think this is a good idea, what would need to happen to make it more official? Would this potentially belong in the LITA Bylaws?

Thanks, and I look forward to your thoughts.  I'm hoping we can have a conversation here in Connect, and if we need to talk more about this, we can add it to one of our upcoming Board meeting agendas (yes, I'm working with Mary on planning those!).

Thanks,

Rachel, LITA President

 

 

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Discussion LITA support for web streaming (TTT or other)

by Bohyun Kim on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 08:01 pm

Follow-up on the board discussion about streaming TTT program (or other if any other committee also want to do web streaming).

It looks like either ALA (Jenny) or LITA has a streaming equipment. Mark is available to be the contact for the equipment. LITA is planning to stream the LITA Forum keynotes. The board raised the possibility of asking on the LITA listserv a volunteer who will do the streaming for the TTT program.

Some questions that would be good to be clarified to facilitate streaming when needed.

Follow-up on the board discussion about streaming TTT program (or other if any other committee also want to do web streaming).

It looks like either ALA (Jenny) or LITA has a streaming equipment. Mark is available to be the contact for the equipment. LITA is planning to stream the LITA Forum keynotes. The board raised the possibility of asking on the LITA listserv a volunteer who will do the streaming for the TTT program.

Some questions that would be good to be clarified to facilitate streaming when needed.

  • What is the procedure for the TTT committee to follow in web-streaming the program?
  • How in advance and to whom should the request need to be made?
  • What are the steps for a committee to successfully web stream a program?
    • Will the program room have internet access (through the landline, not wi-fi), audio hooked up to the streaming device (or ambient mic?), testing, etc.?
    • May be a chart with steps and a person responsible for each?

TTT committee also asked about the possibility of obtaining sponsorship for the TTT program streaming (from maybe A/V media companies). Any way to look into this further perhaps with marketing/communications committee and the sponsorship document in the works?

 

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File B2015-2--VP-Report-january2015

by Mary Taylor on Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 05:57 pm

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File 2015-Midwinter_LITA_Board_Meeting_Agenda-final29

by Mary Taylor on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 01:50 pm

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File ALA-Board-Talking-Points-MW-2015

by Mary Taylor on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 09:14 am

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File Actions-and-Roles----Individual-Groups-within-ALA

by Mary Taylor on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:45 pm

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File ALA-Joint-Boards-Meeting-Summaryrev-2014_1204

by Mary Taylor on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:45 pm

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File LITA-Goals

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LITA 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.

 

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