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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 Project K (2012) - LITA Experts Profile System: Connecting Collaborators

by Aaron Dobbs on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:24 pm

LITA Experts Profile System: Connecting Collaborators

Our EL team explored options for building a LITA Experts Profiling system.

LITA Experts Profile System: Connecting Collaborators

Our EL team explored options for building a LITA Experts Profiling system.

  • Personal note: The ALA & LITA financial picture has deteriorated since this project, LITA Financial Advisory Committee inoput will be needed and careful thought gioven to how this database would be maintained over time. LITA should also look to existing ALA (or public social media such as LinkedIn) resources and ALA should be lobbied hard to provide significant funding so either existing resources or new initiatives such as this Project's recommendations can be implemented.
  • The recommendation was to go with VIVO based on evaluation of the following criteria: Open-source software, Database freely accessible to the public, Supported software, Customizable ontology and branding, Potential to ingest data from pre-existing ALA systems,Possible linked data solution with potential to expose data for mining by others, and with Capability for users to self-update their profiles.
  • Process notes for implementation include identified needs for hardware and software maintenence and expertise including: 1. Information Managers to assist with customization or development of the VIVO ontology, taxonomy and database.  Familiarity with the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and principles of the semantic web would be helpful. 2. Programmers/Analysts to plan and execute initial data loads, and provide ongoing maintenance of VIVO data stored in MySQL tables. 3. Systems Administrators to provide maintenance and support for the VIVO application, and associated hardware, software, web server, and security. 4.Training and Outreach Professionals to assist with marketing, transition, introduction and initial, and/or ongoing, training and support. 5. Web Designers to customize the VIVO interface in accordance with LITA and ALA conventions and preferences
  • Recommendations of ontologies are also included, with accompanyiong sources for data harvesting including ALA Connect and other knowledge stores such as PubMed,etc. ALA ITTS indicated interest in partnering to supply the data. Also included was the team's database evaluation rubric and their evaluative data.
  • The ALA & LITA financial picture has deteriorated since this project, LITA Financial Advisory Committee inoput will be needed and careful thought gioven to how this database would be maintained over time. LITA should also look to existing resources and ALA should be lobbied hard to provide significant funding so either existing resources or new initiatives such as this Project's recommendations can be implemented.

EL2012 Project K Connect Space:
http://connect.ala.org/node/167264 

EL2012 Project K Final Report:
http://bit.ly/litaVIVOreport 

EL2012 Project K Fianl Poster:
http://connect.ala.org/files/44562/templateA-blue_Version2-JG-cb-jg2.pdf

 

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Online Doc LITA Board Spring Meeting Agenda

by Cindi Blyberg on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

LITA Board

Spring 2014

Online 

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

LITA Board

Spring 2014

Online 

April 9, 2014, 2:00-3:30 Central, 3:00-4:30 Eastern

 

Agenda

Announcement:  The LITA Board has made the decision to record all meetings. By participating in this meeting you agree to give LITA permission for us to record your words.  The recording will be archived until the end of the 2014 Annual Conference.

Please note the following documents which inform every Board meeting:

Conflict of Interest Statement

Guiding Principles

All the Board documents on this agenda are available in the Board Connect Community folder, 2014 Spring Board Meeting or through the specific links provided below within the agenda.

 

 

TOPIC: Meeting agenda

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome: Decide changes to the order of the agenda and additional items

 

TOPIC:  Tickler List

Leader:   Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome:  Volunteer needed to capture “to do” items and share them with the Board

 

TOPIC: Midwinter Meeting Minutes (http://connect.ala.org/node/219529)

Leader:  Cindi Trainor Blyberg 

Outcome:  approve the minutes                                                                                  Action Item

  

TOPIC: Reports - Officer updates: Any questions?

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome: acceptance of reports or requests for Connect discussion items

Prework: Reports/updates from:

  • President (Forum 2014)
  • Vice-President (Forum 2015, Appointments, Town Meeting, Working with Emerging Leaders)
  • Executive Director (Membership, Search for Programs/Marketing Specialist)
  • Past-President (any updates, Zoe?)

TOPIC:  Emerging Leaders project reviews

Leader:  Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Prework: Read the following report(s):

 

TOPIC:  Financial Advisory Committee Charge

Leader:  Zoe Stewart Marshall                                                                                  

Outcome: Draft charge to approve                                                                             Action Item

 

TOPIC:  Budget Review

Leader: Zoe Stewart-Marshall, chair, Financial Advisory Committee                                              

Outcome: Information

Prework:  FY14 Budget to datehttp://connect.ala.org/node/220862

 

TOPIC:  Emerging Leaders programs support

Leader: Zoe Stewart-Marshall, chair, Budget Review Committee

Outcome: decide on level of funding for the FY15 budget

 

Topic: Bylaws Update (see LITA Blog)

Leader: Jason Griffey, Chair, Bylaws & Organization Committee 

 

TOPIC:  Review Tickler List

Leader:  Volunteer

TOPIC: Midwinter Tickler Listhttp://connect.ala.org/node/217605

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

 

Other business:

 

Calendar Items:

Annual Conference Skeleton Schedule                                                                                 

Annual Conference Executive Committee Meeting, Friday, June 28, 8:30-9:30am

List of Board Commitments at Annual Conference:

  • Board meeting sessions: Saturday, 6/28, 1:30-4:30; Monday, 6/30, 1:30-4:30.
  • Sunday Afternoon with LITA, 6/29, TTT-1:00-2:30, Awards-3:00-3:15, President’s Program 3:15-4:00
  • Open House (LITA 101) Friday, 6/27, 3:00-4:00
  • Happy Hour, Sunday, 6/29, 5:30-8:00
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Online Doc DRAFT charge for Financial Advisory Committee

by Cindi Blyberg on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Draft LITA Financial Advisory Committee Charge

Draft LITA Financial Advisory Committee Charge

To advise the LITA Board on all fiscal matters of the division; to advise the LITA Executive Director in preparation of an annual budget based on priorities established by the Board; to review and advise units  requesting LITA funds; to review for the LITA Board division activities, within the framework of the strategic plan, for fiscal implications; to review for the LITA Board, on a regular basis, the dues structure and to prepare and submit to the LITA Board periodic analysis of the finances of the division; to consult with the LITA Board on fundraising goals and objectives, especially as they relate to the strategic plan; to review LITA's fiscal relationship to ALA and other divisions and to represent LITA at the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly.

Proposed Composition

LITA Current Past-President - Chair  

2 Members-at-Large serving staggered two year terms

LITA President (ex-officio)

LITA Vice President (ex-officio)

LITA Executive Director (ex-officio)

 

  • A minimum of three members (i.e., a chair and two members)

  • Members will serve two-year terms.

  • Members appointed to this committee need to have a strong background or experience with developing and managing a budget.  Some homework is required, including virtual meetings between ALA Conferences

  • Chair serves as LITA Representative to the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly and as representative at the BARC/Divisions meetings

  • Ex-officio members include LITA Vice President/President-elect, LITA President and Executive Director

  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect to assist with periodic reviews

Outstanding questions -

  • Are 2 members at large enough or should it be 4?  How difficult will it be to identify 4 LITA members with a strong background or experience in managing a budget?

  • Should there be a cap on the number of members?

  • ALCTS and LLAMA (and possibly others) have separate fundraising committees

  • Need to update Bylaws/Manual to remove the current Budget Review Committee language - does the Board need to request this?

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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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