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Boards of ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA put Core on March 2020 ballot

LITA Blog - Thu, 2020-02-20 11:44

The Boards of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have all voted unanimously to send to members their recommendation that the divisions form a new division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. 

ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA will vote on the recommendation during the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) election. If approved by all three memberships, and the ALA Council, the three long-time divisions will end operations on August 31, 2020, and merge into Core on September 1.

Members of the three Boards emphasized that Core will continue to support the groups in which members currently find their professional homes while also creating new opportunities to work across traditional division lines. It is also envisioned that Core would strengthen member engagement efforts and provide new career-support services. If one or more of the division memberships do not approve Core on the ballot, the three divisions will remain separate but continue to face membership declines and financial pressures.  

In order to share pertinent information and facilitate discussion regarding the possible merger, ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA will each lead separate town halls, as well as focus groups. In addition, the divisions invite feedback and discussion through Twitter using the hashtags #TheCoreQuestion and #EndorseCore. Visit the Core website for full details for all upcoming events and past Core discussions.  

Join us Monday, February 24th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CST for a LITA Town Hall meeting to learn details about the ALA election vote to combine the three divisions, LITA, ALCTS, LLAMA into the new proposed division Core. The election runs March 9 – April 1, and all members of the three divisions are encouraged to vote. Register for the town hall meeting today!

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership. The membership includes new professionals, systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and anyone else interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders.

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OverDrive Hires Arnold as General Manager for K-12 Education Unit

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-20 09:52
(February 20, 2020). OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the hiring of Angela Arnold as General Manager of OverDrive Education. Arnold brings decades of e-business development and go-to-market skills to drive adoption of its student reading solutions and digital content sales to schools and libraries. In this new role, she reports to OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash.
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Coconut layer cake murder /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-20 09:52

    ISBN: 9781496718891
    Author: Fluke, Joanne, 1943-


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One minute out /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-20 09:52

    ISBN: 9780593098929
    Author: Greaney, Mark


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The other Mrs. : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-20 09:52

    ISBN: 9780778369110
    Author: Kubica, Mary


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The sun down motel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-20 09:52

    ISBN: 9780440000181
    Author: St. James, Simone


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OCLC Community Engagement Award celebrates the impact public library programs make every day

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-19 15:51
(February 19, 2020). OCLC is accepting nominations for the OCLC Community Engagement Award, a recognition intended to highlight projects that help public libraries extend their reach, build strong partnerships and create programs that transform lives.
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Jobs in Information Technology: February 19, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-19 15:33

New this week

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

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Early-bird registration ends March 1st for the Exchange

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-19 13:29

With stimulating programming, including discussion forums and virtual poster sessions, the Exchange will engage a wide range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a three-day, fully online, virtual forum. Programming includes keynote presentations from Emily Drabinski and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, and sessions focusing on leadership and change management, continuity and sustainability, and collaborations and cooperative endeavors. The Exchange will take place May 4, 6, and 8.

In addition to these sessions, the Exchange will offer lightning rounds and virtual poster sessions. For up-to-date details on sessions, be sure to check the Exchange website as new information is being added regularly.

Early-bird registration rates are $199 for ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA members, $255 for ALA individual members, $289 for non-members, $79 for student members, $475 for groups, and $795 for institutions. Early-bird registration ends March 1.

Want to register your group or institution? Groups watching the event together from one access point will receive single (1) user access to the live stream over all three days and unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Institutions with a maximum of six (6) concurrent user access points receive access to the live stream over all three days and unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site.

Group and institutional members are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content. To learn more, contact ALCTS Program Officer, Tom Ferren at tferren@ala.org or call (312) 280-5038.

Interested in submitting a poster for the virtual poster session? The deadline for submitting virtual poster proposals is March 6. Learn more and submit your proposal today.

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Equinox migrates Oregon County Library District to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-02-17 15:44
(February 17, 2020). Equinox welcomed the Oregon County Library District to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Oregon County Library District's move will support 2,225 patrons and encompass a total of 51,744 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Onsite and virtual training were also provided by Equinox.
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Collision of lies /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9780800736507
    Author: Threadgill, Tom, 1961-


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The land beneath us /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9780800727994
    Author: Sundin, Sarah


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The chill : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9781982104597
    Author: Carson, Scott,


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Sisters by choice /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9780778310020
    Author: Mallery, Susan


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Perfect little children /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9780062978202
    Author: Hannah, Sophie, 1971-


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Alone in the wild /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9781250254290
    Author: Armstrong, Kelley


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Highfire : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9780062938558
    Author: Colfer, Eoin.


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Lost /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-14 09:33

    ISBN: 9781549185793
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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Jobs in Information Technology: February 13, 2020

LITA Blog - Thu, 2020-02-13 10:30

New this week

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

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Restoring your historic house : the comprehensive guide for homeowners /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-13 09:26

    ISBN: 9780884484905
    Author: Hanson, Scott T.,


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