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Jobs in Information Technology: November 13, 2019

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:05

New This Week

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

Categories: Library News

LITA Opens Call for Innovative LIS Student Writing Award for 2020

Tue, 2019-11-12 10:31

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s referred journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2020.

The award recognizes superior student writing and is intended to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, and library consortia.

To be eligible, applicants must follow these guidelines and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2020, to the Award Committee Chair, Julia Bauder, at julia.bauder@gmail.com.

The winner will be announced in May 2020.

About LITA

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 of nearly 2,400 systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. LITA is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our BlogFacebook, or Twitter.

About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS products for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Contact:

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association

LITA

jlevine@ala.org

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Jobs in Information Technology: November 6, 2019

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:05

New This Week

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

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Nominate a Colleague Doing Cutting Edge Work in Tech Education for the LITA Library Hi Tech Award

Tue, 2019-11-05 11:02

Nominations are open for the 2020 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Publishing, publishers of Library Hi Tech. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2019.

The award, given to either a living individual or an institution, may recognize a single seminal work or a body of work created during or continuing into the five years immediately preceding the award year. The body of work need not be limited to published texts but can include course plans or actual courses and/or non-print publications such as visual media. Awards are intended to recognize living persons rather than to honor the deceased; therefore, awards are not made posthumously. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website.

Nominations must include the name(s) of the recipient(s), basis for nomination, and references to the body of work and should be submitted using the online nomination form.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2020 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Chicago, IL.

About LITA

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 of nearly 2,400 systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. Follow us on our BlogFacebook, or Twitter.

About Emerald Publishing

Founded in 1967, Emerald Publishing today manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 450 teaching cases. More than 3,000 Emerald articles are downloaded every hour of every day. The network of contributors includes over 100,000 advisers, authors and editors. Globally, Emerald has an extraordinary reach with 12 offices worldwide and more than 4,000 customers in over 120 countries. Emerald is COUNTER 4 compliant. It is also a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. It also works in close collaboration with a number of organizations and associations worldwide.

Contact:

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association

jlevine@ala.org

Categories: Library News

Propose a Topic for the ITAL “Public Libraries Leading the Way” Column

Fri, 2019-11-01 11:00

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the quarterly open-access journal published by ALA’s Library Information Technology Association, is looking for contributors for its regular “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column. This column highlights a technology-based innovation or approach to problem solving from a public library perspective. Topics we are interested in include the following, but proposals on any other technology topic are welcome.

  • 3-D printing and makerspaces
  • Civic technology
  • Drones
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion and technology
  • Privacy and cyber-security
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Internet of things
  • Robotics
  • Geographic information systems and mapping
  • Library analytics and data-driven services
  • Anything else related to public libraries and innovations in technology

To propose a topic, use this brief form, which will ask you for three pieces of information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • A brief (75-150 word) summary of your proposed column that describes your library, the technology you wish to write about and your experience with it.

Columns are in the 1,000-1,500 word range and may include illustrations. These will not be research articles, but are meant to share practical experience with technology development or uses within the library. Proposals are due by November 30, and selections will be made by December 15.

If you have questions, contact Ken Varnum, Editor, at varnum@umich.edu.

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ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA collaborate for virtual forum

Thu, 2019-10-31 10:58

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have collaborated to create The Exchange, an interactive, virtual forum designed to bring together experiences, ideas, expertise and individuals from these American Library Association (ALA) divisions. Modeled after the 2017 ALCTS Exchange, the Exchange will be held May 4, May 6 and May 8 in 2020 with the theme “Building the Future Together.”

As a fully online interactive forum, the Exchange will give participants the opportunity to share the latest research, trends and developments in collections, leadership, technology, innovation, sustainability and collaborations. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the three days of presentations, panels and activities both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Exchange will engage an array of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, members and non-members alike, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences and perspectives to the events. Registration opens Nov. 4.

The Exchange Working Group welcomes proposals for the May 2020 forum that highlight the innovation happening in the profession and that span across areas that may have been traditionally siloed. Proposal topics should be relevant to the overarching theme, as well as the daily themes for each session. Daily themes include leadership and change management, continuity and sustainability, and collaborations and cooperative endeavors. The deadline for proposals is Dec. 6. Proposals can be submitted using the Presentation Proposal Form.

Before submitting a proposal, visit the Exchange website to learn what makes a strong proposal, view the success criteria, and check out the session formats.

The Exchange is presented by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), divisions of the American Library Association. To get more information about the proposed future for joint projects such as the Exchange, join the conversation about #TheCoreQuestion.

Contact:

Brooke Morris-Chott

Program Officer, Communications

ALCTS

bmorris@ala.org

Categories: Library News

Submit your 2020 Annual Meeting Request by Feb 7

Fri, 2019-10-25 13:08

The LITA meeting request form is now open for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. All LITA committee and interest group chairs should use it to let us know if you plan to meet at Annual. We’re looking forward to seeing what you have planned.

The deadline to submit your meeting request is Friday, February 7, 2020.

We’re going to change how we’ve listed meetings in the past. If you do NOT submit this form, your group will NOT be included in the list of LITA session on our website, the online scheduler, or the print program. While we’ll still hold the Joint Chairs meeting on Saturday from 8:30-10:00am and use that same room for committee and IG meetings from 10:30-11:30am, your group will only be listed if you submit this form.

You should also use it if you want to request a meeting on a different day or time. The sooner you get your request in, the better.

Please note that if you don’t submit this form by February 7, ALA Conference Services may not be able to accommodate your meeting because there will be less space for them to work with when scheduling sessions.

Please contact us at lita@ala.org if you have questions about any of this.

Categories: Library News

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

Thu, 2019-10-24 17:03

LITA and OCLC invite nominations for the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. Submit your nomination no later than December 31, 2019.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The winner receives $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration; and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A curriculum vitae and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. The intent is to recognize a body of work probably spanning years, if not the majority of a career. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website.

Thank you to OCLC for recognizing top researchers in our profession by sponsoring this award.

Categories: Library News

Core Update – October 23, 2019

Thu, 2019-10-24 11:14

Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA.

Thank you for all of your questions and feedback about the proposed new division! The Steering Committee has been revising Core documents based on what we’ve heard from you so far in order to share draft bylaws and other information with you soon. We want you to know that we are continuing to listen and incorporate the feedback you’re providing via Town Halls, Twitter Chats, the Core feedback form, and more. 

In our next Steering Committee meeting, we will be discussing how we can support the operational involvement of interested volunteers. If you have ideas on how members should be involved, please share them with us through the feedback form

We’re working hard to ensure everyone can participate in the Core conversation, so please let us know what could make Core a compelling and worthy division home for you. Full details for all our upcoming events are below.

Miss any of the discussion? Catch up here:

You can always stay up to date on the latest Core news by visiting core.ala.org, but we also need to hear from you. Members like you will shape the future of this proposed division — please participate in these conversations to help develop and refine Core’s division identity. 

Sincerely,

Your Core Steering Committee:

Christopher Cronin, 2019-20 ALCTS President-Elect

Tyler Dzuba, 2019-20 LLAMA President-Elect

Evviva Weinraub, 2019-20 LITA President-Elect

Lindsay Cronk, LITA Representative

Erica Findley, ALCTS Representative

Kate Hall, LLAMA Representative

Cotina Jones, LLAMA Representative

Ted Quiballo, LITA Representative

Chelcie Rowell, ALCTS Representative

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Jobs in Information Technology: October 23, 2019

Wed, 2019-10-23 13:10

New This Week

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

Categories: Library News

Jobs in Information Technology: October 16, 2019

Wed, 2019-10-16 18:08

New This Week

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

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September 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

Fri, 2019-10-11 13:00

The September 2019 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is available now. In this issue, ITAL Editor Ken Varnum announces six new members of the ITAL Editorial Board. Our content includes a recap of Emily Morton-Owens’ President’s Inaugural Message, “Sustaining LITA“, discussing the many ways LITA strives to provide a sustainable member organization. In this edition of our “Public Libraries Leading the Way” series, Thomas Lamanna discusses ways libraries can utilize their current resources and provide ideas on how to maximize effectiveness and roll new technologies into operations in “On Educating Patrons on Privacy and Maximizing Library Resources.

Featured Articles:

Library-Authored Web Content and the Need for Content Strategy,” Courtney McDonald and Heidi Burkhardt

Increasingly sophisticated content management systems (CMS) allow librarians to publish content via the web and within the private domain of institutional learning management systems. “Libraries as publishers”may bring to mind roles in scholarly communication and open scholarship, but the authors argue that libraries’ self-publishing dates to the first “pathfinder”handout and continues today via commonly used, feature-rich applications such as WordPress, Drupal, LibGuides,and Canvas. Although this technology can reduce costly development overhead, it also poses significant challenges. Read more.

Use of Language-Learning Apps as a Tool for Foreign Language Acquisition by Academic Libraries Employees,” by Kathia Ibacache

Language-learning apps are becoming prominent tools for self-learners. This article investigates whether librarians and employees of academic libraries have used them and whether the content of these language-learning apps supports foreign language knowledge needed to fulfill library-related tasks. The research is based on a survey sent to librarians and employees of the University Libraries of the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), two professional library organizations, and randomly selected employees of 74 university libraries around the United States. Read more.

Is Creative Commons A Panacea for Managing Digital Humanities Intellectual Property Rights?,” by Yi Ding

Digital humanities is an academic field applying computational methods to explore topics and questions in the humanities field. Digital humanities projects, as a result, consist of a variety of creative works different from those in traditional humanities disciplines. Born to provide free, simple ways to grant permissions to creative works, Creative Commons(CC)licenses have become top options for many digital humanities scholars to handle intellectual property rights in the US. Read more.

Am I on the library website?,” A LibGuides Usability Study by Suzanna Conrad and Christy Stevens

In spring 2015, the Cal Poly Pomona University Library conducted usability testing with ten student testers to establish recommendations and guide the migration process from LibGuides version 1 to version 2. This case study describes the results of the testing as well as raises additional questions regarding the general effectiveness of LibGuides, especially when students rely heavily on search to find library resources. Read more.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Open Access Finding Tools,” by Teresa Auch Schultz, Elena Azadbakht, Jonathan Bull, Rosalind Bucy, and Jeremy Floyd

The open access (OA) movement seeks to ensure that scholarly knowledge is available to anyone with internet access, but being available for free online is of little use if people cannot find open versions. A handful of tools have become available in recent years to help address this problem by searching for an open version of a document whenever a user hits a paywall. This project set out to study how effective four of these tools are when compared to each other and to Google Scholar, which has long been a source of finding OA versions. Read more.

Creating and Developing USB Port Covers at Husdon County Community College,” by Lotta Sanchez and John DeLooper

In 2016, Hudson County(NJ) Community College (HCCC) deployed several wireless keyboards and mice with its iMac computers. Shortly after deployment, library staff found that each device’s required USB receiver(a.k.a. dongle)would disappear frequently. As a result, HCCC library staff developed and deployed 3D printed port covers to enclose these dongles. This, for a time, proved very successful in preventing the issue. This article will discuss the development of these port covers, their deployment, and what worked and did not work about the project. Read more.

Submit Your Ideas

Contact ITAL Editor Ken Varnum at varnum@umich.edu with your proposal. Current formats are generally:

  • Articles – original research or comprehensive and in-depth analyses, in the 3000-5000 word range.
  • Communications – brief research reports, technical findings, and case studies, in the 1000-3000 word range.

Questions or Comments?

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

Categories: Library News

Jobs in Information Technology: October 9, 2019

Wed, 2019-10-09 13:05

New This Week


Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and information on submitting your own job posting. New vacancy listings are posted on Wednesday afternoons.

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Latest LITA Learnings

Wed, 2019-10-02 13:27

There’s a seat waiting for you…

Register today for a LITA webinar!

Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship

Presenter: Casey Davis

Instructional Designer (IT), Arizona State University

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:00 – 1:30 pm Central Time

As academic librarians, we help build our students into digital citizens. It’s our duty to make sure students have the tools and resources to be savvy tech users, become information literate, and understand the permanence of their digital actions. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn research-based best practices you can implement using the framework of the hero’s journey without creating an additional burden on faculty, staff, and students.

Learning objectives for this program include:

• An expanded understanding of digital citizenship within the context of college/university life

 Examining areas where increased awareness and practice is needed within the college/university community

• Creating authentic training for increasing digital citizenship within the college/university community

View details and Register here.

In-House vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid

Presenter: Marina Georgieva

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

With the rise of digitizing archival collections across academic and public libraries, more librarians are getting involved in project management, but not all of them have the expertise or relevant background in digitization or managing projects. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll gain tips and strategies for managing digitization projects.

Learning objectives for this program include:

• Librarians new to digitization

• Librarians new to project management

• Librarians new to outsourcing and vendor relations

• Librarians (with expertise in all above) willing to learn new perspective of digitization management and vendor relations

View details and Register here.

Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services

Presenter: Lily Troia

Solutions Account Manager, Digital Science

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (rescheduled from October 3rd)

1:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time

Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. This 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating and promoting wider adoption of altmetrics throughout the research lifecycle at your institution and beyond.

Learning objectives for this program include:

• Understand and articulate the ways in which altmetrics come into play throughout the research lifecycle, with particular emphasis on altmetrics’ role in incentivizing and tracking open data and science initiatives, and other non-traditional publication formats.

• Learn how to align institutional and department goals with altmetric workflows and develop an engagement rubric that identifies unique communication strategies for various stakeholder groups.

• Identify and assess benchmarks by which to measure success of altmetrics initiatives with an eye on sustainability and broader cultural change across the scholarly

View details and Register here.

You Can Keynote!

Presenter: Dorothea Salo

Faculty Associate, UW-Madison iSchool

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time

That confident person there on the dais, holding the conference crowd in the palm of their hand? That could be you! In this 60-minute webinar, discover your strengths as a keynoter and learn how you prepare best – it’s not the same for everyone. Learn how to think about talk structure and slide design. Discover useful techniques for coping with nerves. Most of all, learn what to avoid!

Learning objectives for this program include:

• Prepare a compelling talk

• Avoid common talk-design and delivery mistakes

• Overcome nerves

View details and Register here.

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

Questions or Comments?

Contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

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Last Chance to Register! Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in your Library’s with this LITA webinar

Fri, 2019-09-27 10:45

Sign up for a repeat of this popular webinar.

Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services

Presenter: Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager, Digital Science

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Noon – 1:30 pm Central time

This 90-minute webinar will bring you up to speed on the current state of altmetrics and focus in on changes across the scholarly ecosystem to improve work efficiency.

Learning objectives for this program include:

Understand and articulate the ways in which altmetrics come into play throughout the research lifecycle, with particular emphasis on altmetrics’ role in incentivizing and tracking open data and science initiatives, and other non-traditional publication formats.

Learn how to align institutional and department goals with altmetric workflows, and develop an engagement rubric that identifies unique communication strategies for various stakeholder groups.

Identify and assess benchmarks by which to measure success of altmetrics initiatives, with an eye on sustainability and broader cultural change across the scholarly ecosystem.

View details and Register here.

Participants will have full access (including reuse rights under a CC-BY license) to course slides, notes, and exercises. A recording will be made available under a CC-BY license, following the webinar under agreement with LITA.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem!

Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

Questions or Comments?

Contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

Categories: Library News

Seeking Applications for Blog Editor!

Fri, 2019-09-27 10:00
Position Description

The LITA Blog Editor has the following responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and training of new authors as needed
  • Developing a posting calendar and review process, and coordinating blog topics to ensure a wide variety of content
  • Conduct regular meetings with the group
  • Attend LITA Communications and Marketing Committee meetings as member
  • Managing special topics, inviting guest bloggers, working with LITA leadership to post announcements for awards, scholarships, Forum, etc.
  • Performing regular maintenance and updates of the Wordpress platform
  • Marketing and promoting the blog in collaboration witth the LITA Communications and Marketing Committee
  • Preparing an annual report to the LITA Board prior to the Midwinter and Annual meetings
Term of Service

This is a volunteer position that typically involves about 2-4 hours a month of work, depending on the editorial calendar.

This is a two-year appointment that may be renewed with the approval of the LITA Board.

To apply, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 25th: https://docs.lita.org/lita-blog-editor-application-form/
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Jobs in Information Technology: September 25, 2019

Wed, 2019-09-25 14:29

New vacancy listings are posted on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Firmwide Director of Library and Research Services, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL

Discovery Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Librarian/Media Specialist, Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, MA


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

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Seeking Applications for eLearning Coordinator!

Fri, 2019-09-20 16:58
Position Description

The eLearning Coordinator is charged with handling all of the logistics for scheduling, running, and completing LITA’s webinars and courses.

The Coordinator holds a 3-year appointment with an option for one renewal for a maximum of 2 terms. The initial appointment will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue through the end of June 2022. This person is expected to work approximately 4 hours a week for 52 weeks a year, although some weeks will likely require fewer hours while others require more. The total should balance out to 208 hours each year.

Responsibilities
  • Works with instructors and LITA staff to schedule webinars and courses at least 10 weeks in advance;
  • Maintains a year-round calendar of elearning opportunities based on content selected by the LITA Education Committee and LITA Education Acquisitions Editor;
  • Obtains signed letters of agreement from instructors;
  • Provides ALA Member and Customer Service (MaCS) with information about each session to list it in ALA’s registration system (or enter the information in ALA’s eLearning site when it goes live);
  • Creates a web page with all the information about the session;
  • Provides LITA staff with content about each session to market each elearning opportunity;
  • Works with instructors prior to each session to guarantee quality of content, including holding practice sessions;
  • Provides support to instructors for LITA’s webinar and presentation software;
  • Acts as the primary contact for all communication with elearning instructors and registrants; refers registration issues to ALA Customer Service;
  • Updates elearning information on the LITA website and/or ALA eLearning site as necessary;
  • For courses, sets up the Moodle space and adds instructor(s);
  • For webinars and synchronous sessions, opens the online room, runs the session, and records it;
  • Provides any necessary support for the instructor and participants during the session;
  • Creates the evaluation survey for each webinar and course;
  • Follows up with participants to thank them for attending, sends the recording link (for courses, this means after each week’s session), and encourages participants to fill out the evaluation survey; sends reminders to fill out the survey as necessary;
  • Works with instructors to display LITA marketing materials created by staff at the beginning of each session;
  • Submits instructors’ invoices to the LITA Executive Director for processing;
  • Sends thank you to presenter(s) along with a link to the survey results;
  • Keeps the LITA Education Committee apprised of scheduled and completed sessions;
  • Maintains the LITA Education Data Dashboard of statistics for attendance and evaluation survey responses for all elearning sessions;
  • Notifies the Education Acquisitions Editor when an elearning opportunity was popular enough to run again;
  • Creates a summary statistical report of elearning activity twice a year for the LITA Board (January and June);
  • Tracks and summarizes suggested future elearning opportunities submitted by participants on the evaluation survey;
  • Submit a monthly timesheet to verify hours worked.
Requirements
  • Previous planning or project management experience to maintain a year-round education calendar;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and other backgrounds;
  • Must be familiar enough with LITA’s online meeting and presentation software to provide support to instructors and participants (currently Zoom and Google Slides);
  • Must be available between 11:00am – 2:00pm Central Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week;
  • Must have your own desktop or laptop computer, webcam, headset, and access to a robust internet connection;
  • Must be a member of LITA.
Compensation

The position comes with a stipend of $4,160 each year ($20/hour for 208 hours), payable as two installments of $2,080 each in January and August.

To apply, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 18th: https://docs.lita.org/lita-elearning-coordinator-application-form/

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Welcome to LITA, Chrishelle Thomas!

Thu, 2019-09-19 12:35

Please help me welcome Chrishelle Thomas as LITA’s new Membership and Marketing Manager.

She comes to us from C200, a nonprofit that connects women from the highest levels of successful public and private companies, where she was the Member Services and Programs Administrator. Before that, she was with the American Bar Association for over a decade, serving as their Membership & Events Coordinator and then as their Membership & Marketing Specialist. She has a wealth of experience supporting recruitment and retention campaigns, online community engagement, and digital marketing communications. High-level customer service with a “can do” spirit is one of the greatest attributes she acquired during her tenure at the American Bar Association.

Chrishelle is a certified dance coach and a faith and fashion blogger, encouraging people to become the best version of themselves. She enjoys podcasts, roller skating, and hanging out with her yorkipoo, Mr. Mixx Saint Charles. She holds a BA in Merchandise Management from the International Academy of Design & Technology.

Chrishelle’s pronouns are she/her/hers. Her email address is cthomas@ala.org, and her direct phone number is 312-280-4268. She will be taking over as the staff liaison for the Communications and Marketing and Membership Development committees, although she’ll also be working with each of our groups to promote and market all of teams’ great work.

Welcome to LITA, Chrishelle!

I also want to thank Mark Beatty, who officially retired at the end of August, for his time and commitment as a LITA staff member. Please contact me with any questions or requests you would have sent to him.

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Jobs in Information Technology: September 18, 2019

Wed, 2019-09-18 15:00

New vacancy listings are posted on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Assistant Director for Library Technology, The New School, New York, NY

Library Services Manager, Contra Costa County, Matinez, CA

Metadata Librarian, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

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

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