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New At the Library - Thu, 2019-05-09 08:00

    ISBN: 9780316476799
    Author: Brenner, Jamie, 1971-

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EBSCO Information Services Names Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-08 19:53
(May 8, 2019). EBSCO Information Services announced the hiring of Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Carroll brings extensive experience in HR to EBSCO and will be responsible for HR strategy on a global level.
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Auto-Graphics, Inc awarded 6th RFP with Tennessee State Library and Archives

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-08 19:53
(May 8, 2019). Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been selected by Tennessee State Libraries and Archives. This RFP success marks the 6th time Auto-Graphics has participated in and been awarded a competitive RFP.
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Jobs in Information Technology: May 8, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-05-08 14:30

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

LITA, Membership and Marketing Manager, Chicago, IL

City of Virginia Beach, Digital Services Librarian II, Virginia Beach, VA

WESTAT, Librarian, Rockville, MD

University at Albany, State University of New York, Application Administrator/Developer (University Libraries), Albany, NY

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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Travel scholarships available for LITA AvramCamp 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-05-08 13:18

Do you want to participate in LITA AvramCamp, a one-day unconference for women and non-binary people working in library technology, at ALA Annual in Washington, D.C.? Would travel funding help you to attend? Thanks to support from individual donors and sponsors, AvramCamp is offering several $500 travel scholarships.

Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by the deadline of May 17, 2019.

Scholarship Eligibility

ALA attendees are encouraged to participate in AvramCamp if they:

  • Identify as a woman or non-binary in a way that is significant to them;
  • Participate in library technology (in any role);
  • Can actively participate in discussions about women’s and non-binary people’s experiences in library technology, including talking about their achievements and the challenges they face;
  • Want to work together and share strategies to support and promote women in the field;
  • Are young or old; students or professionals; from a diverse range of backgrounds and types of libraries; and reflective of the breadth of librarianship.

These scholarships are intended for people who couldn’t otherwise attend AvramCamp. We can’t assess your financial need and trust you to self-identify accurately.

How to apply

Please fill out the application form.

Applications are due May 17th and scholarship winners will be notified by May 31st.

Scholarship selections will be made by the LITA AvramCamp Steering Committee.

Thank you to our generous individual donors!

We also thank our sponsor, OCLC, for supporting travel scholarships to help build connections for participants who would not otherwise have access to these opportunities

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Argus Headed to Australia with Collections Management for Museum Innovators at AMaGA

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50
(May 8, 2019). Lucidea confirms that Argus, collections management software used by forward-thinking museum and gallery professionals, will be represented at this year's AMaGA Conference on 13th through 17th May, at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.
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Blessing in disguise : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9780399179327
    Author: Steel, Danielle

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The Big Kahuna /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9780525634294
    Author: Evanovich, Janet

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The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9781492691631
    Author: Richardson, Kim Michele

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Robert B. Parker's Buckskin /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9780735218284
    Author: Knott, Robert, 1954-

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The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9780062862822
    Author: Grames, Juliet,

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Tightrope /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9780399585364
    Author: Quick, Amanda

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The big Kahuna /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9780525536642
    Author: Evanovich, Janet

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Redemption /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:50

    ISBN: 9781549151637
    Author: Baldacci, David

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IMLS Announces New Deputy Director of Library Services

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-05-07 19:48
(May 7, 2019). The Institute of Museum and Library Services has appointed Cynthia Landrum as the agency's new Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. Landrum, a leader in the field with two decades of experience in public libraries, comes to IMLS from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, where she served as CEO-Director.
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Senior Program Officer Donald J. Waters to Retire

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-05-07 13:42
(May 7, 2019). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications, Donald J. Waters, will retire on August 31, 2019 after 20 years of exceptional service at the Foundation.
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Join the ITAL Editorial Board

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-05-07 11:29

Information Technology and Libraries [ITAL] is LITA’s quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. If you are a LITA member who is interested in furthering the scholarly record for library technology, apply to serve on the ITAL Editorial Board.

The Board has a critical role to play in building the foundation for the journal’s next 50 years and as such, we try to make it reflect the broad diversity of the LITA membership. Members of the Board have several key responsibilities:

  • Reviewing articles submitted to the journal and providing guidance to the editor on suitability for the journal and contribution to the field;
  • Shaping the direction and strategy for the journal; and
  • Soliciting and developing articles from your peers.

Subject Expertise: In particular, we need editorial reviewers in the areas of user experience, library services platforms and metadata management, and discovery systems. However, individuals with expertise in all areas at the intersection of libraries and technologies are encouraged to apply.

Duties: In addition to reviewing 2-3 submissions each quarter, Board members are expected to participate in monthly online meetings. Attendance at ALA Annual and Midwinter is not required. A term of service is two years (July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021), and an individual may serve up to two consecutive terms.

More Information: See the Information Technologies and Libraries website or the ITAL Editorial Board page. Still have questions? Please contact ITAL Editor Ken Varnum or any current member of the Editorial Board.

How to Apply: Complete your application, which includes a brief statement of interest by May 18, 2019. Please include a description of how you could enhance the Board’s diversity on any dimension you feel is important.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA publications, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or

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Innovative Users Group Opens 27th Annual Conference

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-05-06 19:37
(May 6, 2019). Innovative participates in the opening of the 27th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. For four days, over 700 library professionals from 8 countries around the world will gather to participate in over 130 sessions presented by their colleagues and Innovative staff.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Follett Launch Expanded partnership to deliver K-12 learning solutions to United Arab Emirates education community

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-05-06 19:37
(May 6, 2019). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Follett School Solutions announced an expanded partnership to deliver HMH's K-12 learning solutions including curriculum, professional development and services to students, teachers and schools throughout the United Arab Emirates. Follett will serve as the exclusive distributor for HMH in the region.
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LITA Learnings: Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-05-06 14:01

Register now
Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time

As academic librarians, we help build our students into digital citizens. They need the tools and resources to be savvy tech users and to become information literate. We need to make sure that our students understand the permanence of their digital actions. This 90-minute webinar explores how you can collaborate with students to expand their digital citizenship skills within your campus community through academic departments, technology offices, and student engagement initiatives.

You’ll learn research-based best practices that you can implement using the framework of the hero’s journey without creating an additional burden on faculty, staff, and students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and examine an expanded understanding of “digital citizenship” within the context of college/university life.
  • Identify areas where increased awareness and practice is needed within the college/university community
  • Create authentic training for increasing digital citizenship within the college/university community

Presenter: Casey Davis, Instructional Designer (IT), Arizona State University’s University Technology Office

More LITA Continuing Education

Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform Migration
May 30, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Hong Ma

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library
June 11, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett

Check out our new spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set!

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or

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