LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) Division
LITA’S PUBLIC LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY INTEREST GROUP
Sunday, June 28th 2015 10:30 am to 11:30 am
LITA Public Libraries Technology Interest Group
Rm: Moscone Convention Center 232-234 S
Charlie Wapner from OITP will join us to discuss 3d printing in public libraries. Charlie Wapner is currently an Information Policy Analyst for the ALA Washington Office in the Office of Information Technology Policy.
Wapner is the author and coordinator of several 3d printing publications including : "Progress in the Making: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Public Policy" and "Progress in the Making: 3D Printing Policy Considerations Through the Lens of the Library."
His biography is below:
Charlie Wapner: Information Policy Analyst
As OITP’s Information Policy Analyst, Charlie provides analytical, organizational, and logistical support to the ALA Washington Office as part of a team developing and implementing a national information policy agenda for America’s public libraries. He also supports new internal processes to improve ALA’s ability to advance its public policy agenda. Prior to working at ALA, Charlie spent two-and-a-half years providing policy and communications support to members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He worked first for Congressman Mark Critz of Pennsylvania and then for Congressman Ron Barber of Arizona. Charlie holds a B.A. in diplomatic history from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Hello fellow LITA Members -
The LITA Executive Board met online on Friday, August 15. If you were not able to attend, please see chair Rachel Vacek's blog post about meeting:
The meeting resulted in the following action items for the Board:
- Action: Create a proposal for solving deficit budget moving forward
- Action: Create process to choose rep to IFLA, done in the Manual by the board, Jason will work up
- Action: Jason will do manual edit proposals for task force and IG/Committee vice chairs etc.
- Action: Vote on establishment of new Communications committee and 50th Anniversary task force
- Action: Identify volunteers to help Thomas with Kitchen Table discussions
- Action: Aimee Fifarek will need new liaison assignment since tech access is de-commissioned
- Action: Update board information on LITA web site (Rachel)
- Action: Doodle poll for next meeting (Rachel)
The full meeting minutes will be available soon. -- Aimee
(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)
The NMRT Resume Review Service needs volunteers to work as booth greeters Saturday, June 28, from 10 am until noon. If you can volunteer for any of that time, we need your help! The booth greeters’ most important duty is to keep things running on time. They sign the reviewees in, escort them to their reviewer’s table, and remind them when their 30 minute appointment is over.
To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the volunteer form and click “Submit.”
If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), using “2014 Conference RRS Booth Greeter” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!
Las Vegas Convention Center
In this series of ten 5-minute presentations, LITA provides you with updates from your colleagues about how they're using new technology in their libraries & organizations.
Speakers, Institutions & Titles:
- Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies | Raising the Floor Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure
- Andy Horbal, University of Maryland The 8-Second Video Essay: A Technique for Teaching Multimedia Production Skills
- Laura Costello, Teachers College, Columbia University Roomer: Hot Gossip About the Future of Study Room Reservations
- David Drexler, Fresno State Map Warping 101
- Tabatha Farney, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Improving Content Creators Access to Usage Statistics in LibGuides
- Susan M. Ryan, Stetson University Library Collaborate and Innovate: 3D Printing in Academic Libraries
- Coral Sheldon-Hess, University of Alaska Anchorage How UX Thinking Changes Organizations
- Samantha Helmick, Burlington Public Library Library Hackathons: An Innovative Approach to Digital Instruction
- Jason Simon, Fitchburg State University Building your own ERMS
- Ernesto Hernandez Jr., Nevada State College Google Glass in the Academic Library
The description of the program "Experimenting with Animation: Lehman College's Animated Information Literacy Advocate" at http://ala14.ala.org/node/14575 and in the printed program is not correct.
The new, corrected description and title are:
Program Title: Got Innovation?
Program Description: Sparks! Ignition Grants are small awards that encourage libraries to develop dynamic and innovative projects that push digital scholarship within the library community. With this unique investment of federal funding, IMLS gives libraries the opportunity to test and evaluate ways they operate and the services they provide to the public. This two-part program will begin with guidance from IMLS staff on how to apply for a Sparks! Ignition Grant and answers to question such as: “What is dynamic?” or “How can my library provide innovative services to meet a growing public need?”
Next, one of this year's grantees, a librarian at Lehman College (City University of New York), will present a project developed by her and her colleagues. They are testing whether an animated character, capable of real-time interactions with students, can provide effective information literacy learning opportunities. The results of their focus groups and pre-/post-testing will be presented, as well as the ways their project met the goals of the Sparks! Ignition Grant program.
Speaker Names: Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer, Institute for Museum and Library Services; Jennifer Poggiali, Assistant Professor and Instructional Technologies Librarian, Lehman College, CUNY
Location and time are still the same:
8:30 - 10 AM June 28th
Please make a note of this. Thanks!
(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)
Now that you’ve blocked out your meeting schedule, do you have an hour or two to volunteer as a resume reviewer or booth greeter at the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas? The review service is very popular and there are always lots of people asking for help with their resumes and cover letters. We need your help to accommodate everyone! We are especially in need of booth greeters and Public and Special Libraries and School Media Specialists reviewers.
The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, in Hall N of the Las Vegas Convention Center, is open Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointments are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.
To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the appropriate form and click “Submit.”
If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), using “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!
Please excuse cross-posting.
Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1
Add the meeting to your schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14682
Join the DLS Discussion Group for an informal discussion of the DLS Program “Leading from the Side” as it applies to distance learning at your library. Share your experiences as a distance librarian who leads through innovation and creativity. Discuss what you learned and how you envision applying it. Attendance at the DLS Program is not required to join us for this timely and important discussion.
NMRT RESUME REVIEW SERVICE AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS!
Appointments are now being accepted to have resumes or cover letters critiqued at the New Members Round Table Resume Review Service during the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Reviewers are available Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day. Questions can be directed to Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), and using “2014 Conference RRS Reviewee” in the subject line of your email.
Follow this URL: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. In the upper left corner of the page, click on the link to the appointment request form, complete the requested information and click “Submit.” You will be contacted by return email.