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LITA Education Call for Proposals for 2020

LITA Blog - Fri, 2020-01-10 10:58

What library technology topics are you passionate about? Have something you can help others learn?

LITA invites you to share your expertise with a national audience! Our courses and webinars are based on topics of interest to library technology workers and technology managers at all levels in all types of libraries. Taught by experts, they reach beyond physical conferences to bring high quality continuing education to the library world.

We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities.

Submit a proposal by February 16th to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall 2020.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed, including:

  • Machine Learning
  • IT Project Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Javascript, including: jquery, json, d3.js
  • Library-related APIs
  • Change management in technology
  • Big Data, High Performance Computing
  • Python, R, GitHub, OpenRefine, and other programming/coding topics in a library context
  • Supporting Digital Scholarship/Humanities
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Linked Data
  • Implementation or Participation in Open Source Technologies or Communities
  • Open Educational Resources, Creating and Providing Access to Open Ebooks and Other Educational Materials
  • Managing Technology Training
  • Diversity/Inclusion and Technology
  • Accessibility Issues and Library Technology
  • Technology in Special Libraries
  • Ethics of Library Technology (e.g., Privacy Concerns, Social Justice Implications)
  • Library/Learning Management System Integrations

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. Be part of another slate of compelling and useful online education programs this year!

Questions or Comments?

For questions or comments related to teaching for LITA, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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Four Innovative solutions earn Platinum Distinction in 2020 Modern Library Awards

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-09 23:01
(January 9, 2020). Innovative has earned platinum awards for four products – Polaris Leap Web Application, Innovative Resource Sharing (INN-Reach), Mobile Worklists and MyLibrary! – from LibraryWorks' sixth annual 2020 Modern Library Awards (MLAs). LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products and services in the industry, evaluated on criteria including functionality, value and customer service. This year, product submissions were sent to more than 80,000 librarians for scoring.
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OCLC awarded Mellon Foundation grant to develop infrastructure to support linked data management initiatives

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-09 17:01
(January 9, 2020). OCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a shared “Entity Management Infrastructure” that will support linked data management initiatives underway in the library and scholarly communications community. When complete, this infrastructure will be jointly curated by the community and OCLC, and will ultimately make scholarly materials more connected and discoverable on the web.
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Crowley Company Honored with Modern Library Awards, Office of Economic Development Top 50 Ranking

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-09 17:01
(January 9, 2020). The Crowley Company (Crowley), a worldwide leader in digitization scanning solutions and conversion services, is pleased to announce two honors bestowed this week: three platinum Modern Library (MLA) awards and a place on the Frederick County Top 50 Workplaces list.
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EBSCO Information Services and PTFS Europe partner to support libraries looking to adopt FOLIO

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-09 11:00
(January 9, 2020). EBSCO Information Services and PTFS Europe have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The EBSCO and PTFS Europe partnership will provide hosting and local support services for FOLIO libraries in the United Kingdom.
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ProQuest closes on previously announced sale of its information and learning segment to Cambridge information group

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-09 11:00
(January 9, 2020). ProQuest Company reported that it has closed on its previously announced transaction with Cambridge Information Group (CIG), under which CIG has acquired its ProQuest Information and Learning segment for approximately $222 million. CIG will combine its Bethesda, Maryland-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Michigan-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company, ProQuest-CSA LLC.
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Mr. Jim Grossman Announced as IGI Global's New Director of Sales for North America

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-08 16:57
(January 8, 2020). IGI Global welcomes Mr. Jim Grossman as the new Director of Sales for North America. Through his new position, Jim will help disseminate access to IGI Global's expanding portfolio of 5,300+ reference books and 185+ scholarly journals, with an extensive focus on IGI Global's expansive line of InfoSci-Databases among libraries, consortium, and the North American research community.
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Mitteilungen/Produktionsbeginn der C3-Bibliothek für Entwicklungspolitik mit Koha 18.11

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-08 16:57
(January 8, 2020). Die C3-Bibliothek für Entwicklungspolitik in Wien ist eine öffentlich zugängliche wissenschaftliche und pädagogische Fachbibliothek zu den Themen Internationale Entwicklung, Frauen, Gender und Globales Lernen im C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung. Sie wurde 2009 von den drei Trägerorganisationen Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung, BAOBAB und Frauen*solidarität gegründet
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Mitteilungen/Produktionsbeginn der Deutschen Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V. mit Koha 19.05

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-08 16:57
(January 8, 2020). Die Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V. / DWA in Hennef befasst sich mit allen übergreifenden Wasserfragen und setzt sich intensiv für die Entwicklung einer sicheren und nachhaltigen Wasserwirtschaft ein. Als politisch und wirtschaftlich unabhängige Organisation arbeitet sie fachlich auf den Gebieten Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser, Abfall und Bodenschutz. Sie ist zugleich Regelsetzer und Bildungsträger. In Europa ist die DWA die mitgliederstärkste Vereinigung auf diesem Gebiet und nimmt durch ihre fachliche Kompetenz bezüglich Normung, Bildung und Information der Öffentlichkeit eine besondere Stellung ein. Die rund 14'000 Mitglieder sind Fachleute und Führungskräfte aus Kommunen, Hochschulen, Ingenieurbüros, Behörden und Unternehmen.
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Jobs in Information Technology: January 8, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-01-08 13:26

New this week

Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and information on submitting your own job posting.

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EBSCO Information Services and Via Appia announce services agreement for libraries instituting the FOLIO library services platform

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-08 10:56
(January 8, 2020). A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services and Via Appia ensures that libraries in Brazil looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform will have access to local hosting and support services. Via Appia will provide FOLIO implementation and support services, backed by EBSCO-hosting technology and data services.
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Public Libraries Reach Record-High Ebook and Audiobook Usage in 2019

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-08 10:56
(January 8, 2020). Due to their creative efforts in curation, managing multiple lending models and engaging patrons, librarians helped drive public library circulation of digital books to record highs in 2019. Libraries and schools around the world enabled their patrons and students to check out 326 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in the past 12 months, a 20% increase over the previous year. Publishers and authors benefited from the library's role as valued discovery channel which resulted in record library sales of digital titles across all genres for all audiences. This data was reported by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for over 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide.
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UC selects Ex Libris for Systemwide ILS

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-08 10:56
(January 6, 2020). The University of California (UC) Libraries have selected the Ex Libris Alma and Primo services to deploy the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS). The Council of University Librarians (CoUL) made this decision following the SILS Request for Proposal and careful consideration of the libraries' goals and requirements for a shared solution. We have reached this important project milestone thanks to the hard work and expertise of many; phase 3 involved over sixty project cohort members and extensive, systemwide consultation and review.
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Naked came the Florida man /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-01-08 10:56

    ISBN: 9780062796004
    Author: Dorsey, Tim


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The vanishing /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-01-08 10:56

    ISBN: 9781984806451
    Author: Krentz, Jayne Ann


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Moral compass : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-01-08 10:56

    ISBN: 9780399179549
    Author: Steel, Danielle


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Università Carlo Cattaneo chooses Ex Libris Esploro Research Services solution to increase research effectiveness

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-01-07 16:54
(January 7, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Università Carlo Cattaneo has selected the Ex Libris Esploro™ research services solution to simplify the management of the university's research output and the tracking of research performance.
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Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS solution earns accreditation from International Dyslexia Association

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-01-07 16:54
(January 7, 2020). Cambium Learning Group's Voyager Sopris Learning today announced that LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), the company's landmark professional learning that provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student, has earned accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).
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P.V. Supa acquires 2CQR

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2020-01-04 16:38
(January 4, 2020). P.V. Supa, a privately-owned Library Technology innovator, established in 1996, and operating in 37 countries, is delighted to announce the acquisition of 100% of 2CQR shares. This significant move will see 2CQR continue as an independent company, operating across the whole of the UK & Ireland.
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The sacrament : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-01-04 10:38

    ISBN: 9780062899873
    Author: Olafur Johann Olafsson


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