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Minutes Midwinter 2010, Boston, MA

Minutes - Heads of Library Technology (HoLT) Interest Group
ALA Midwinter Conference
Sunday, January 17, 2010
10:30- AM - 12:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Room 154

  1. Introductions and Announcements

a. Purpose of HoLT – The Heads of Library Technology Interest Group (HoLT) provides a forum and support network for people with administrative responsibility for computing and technology in a library setting. HoLT provides timely programming for the ALA Annual  Conference

b. Chair Mark Stoffan introduced the officers – present and past

c. We went around the room for brief introductions. Attendees are as follows:

  • Stu Baker, Northeastern University
  • Jennifer Giordano, Brandeis University
  • Jonathan Le Breton, Temple University
  • Josh Petrusa, Norwich University
  • Bryce Spencer, University of Delaware
  • John Sebastian, 3M Corporation
  • Mark Stoffan, Florida State University
  • Nate Cothran, Backstage Library Works
  • Andy Boze, University of Notre Dame
  • Elizabeth Housewright, CalState Fullerton
  • Scott Garrison, Western Michigan University
  • Tania Fersenheim, Brandeis University
  • Edward Sanchez, Marquette University

d. Mark mentioned the email list – http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/lita-holt

e. Mark mentioned the Website – http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litamembership/litaigs/headsoflibtech/headslibrary.cfm

f. Mark mentioned ALA Connect as becoming the best place to stay up to date with HoLT matters  – http://connect.ala.org/.

2. LITA and HoLT Business

a. Program for ALA Annual in Washington, DC. Monday, June 29th 10:30am – 12:00pm – Vice Chair Ed Sanchez described his progress on developing the topic and recruiting speakers - Emerging Technologies:  Virtualization in Libraries.  A panel discussion on the use of virtualization technologies in large research, mid-size, and public libraries.  Reduce costs and staffing, improve reliability and security, and contribute to green initiatives.  Speakers will represent a variety of backgrounds and types of libraries and will describe how virtualization in their setting is related to other emerging technologies such as cloud computing and identity management.  Speakers: Dave Pcolar, Systems Specialist for University Libraries, UNC Chapel Hill; Stu Baker, Associate University Librarian for Library Technology, Northwestern University; Matthew Hamilton, Library Innovation and Technology Manager , Boulder Public Library.

b. The 3-Year Interest Group Renewal Petition was approved with no changes.

c. The Open House at Annual in DC was discussed with focus on the need to represent HoLT at these meetings.  Last year our table was one of the most visited and had lively discussion that continued on to the Happy Hour.  Keep up the good work!

d. Joint Chairs Committee Report.  Membership is down across the board.  Ways to increase involvement with LITA were discussed in particular with respect to getting the word out to younger IT folks.  A new registration level was announced in response to economic conditions.

e. Stu Baker was nominated and unanimously approved as next year’s Vice Chair/Chair elect.

f. LITA Town Meeting on Monday at 8:00 AM, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 151 A/B

g. LITA National Forum, September 30th – October 3rd, Atlanta GA

3. HoLTTalk

a. The group developed the following potential topics for the program in 2011.

  • Cloud computing
  • Identity management
  • Project management
  • Doing more with less
  • Mobile computing