New Member FAQ

a mug with the word begin on itWhat should I do first as a new LITA member?

  1. Log in to LITA Connect to add your profile picture and fill out your bio in the member directory.
  2. Introduce yourself or start a discussion in the New Member Interest Group.
  3. For questions, please contact Chrishelle Thomas at

How can I engage with other LITA members?

The best place to start is to join our email discussion list. With 3,600+ subscribers, it’s our largest informal method of sharing information. LITA is where you can find trusted colleagues and friends you can rely on to help talk through issues, surface new tech trends, and share best practices.

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Go to or send an email to with “subscribe lita-l” in the subject line.

Follow us one social media to stay current, share interests, learn from your peers, and more. 

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You can also view your networks of members doing work similar to yours in libraries like yours. Add interests to your profile to expand your networks further.

What’s the best way to stay current with LITA?

As a new member, you’ll start receiving our member newsletter, which will keep you up-to-date on what's happening in LITA: Forum announcements, upcoming online learning, recent LITA Guides new initiatives, ways to participate, and more.

You can also subscribe to our open access, peer-reviewed journal,Information Technology and Libraries. Fill out this form and check the “Yes, I would like to be notified” box to get new issues in your inbox every quarter

How can I contribute or get involved?

Find Your Niche: Join an Interest Group

Interest groups are a great way to get involved with LITA while learning about emerging trends or issues in library technology. Ask questions, share about your projects, and stay current with the topics and issues that are important in your work. View the list of IGs and join as many as you want.

We Blog @ LITA

The LITA Blog features original content from LITA members on current issues and trends relevant to the library technology community, and we welcome guest posts from new members.


LITA’s President-elect appoints members to a committee every spring to help manage our activities. We need awesome volunteers like you, who are passionate about the profession to participate Find a committee that interests you and then log in to fill out the volunteer form.

If you're looking for a more informal way to volunteer, you can chair one of our interest groups and help run virtual discussions.

Interested in Career Opportunities?

New job openings are posted on our Jobs Site every Wednesday.

LITA Learnings

Get your member discount when you register for webinars and online courses that will build and expand your skill set.

LITA Library

We have an archive of webinar and conference program recordings, including our popular Top Technology Trends panels, available just for LITA members.

LITA Staff Support

We’re here to help!

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Jenny Levine, Executive Director


Chrishelle Thomas
Membership and Marketing Manager