LITA HoLT IG Meeting - ALA Annual

Evviva Weinraub evviva.weinraub at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 15 18:51:13 EDT 2012

*** apologies for the cross-posting ***

*LITA Heads of Library Technology IG meeting at ALA Annual Conference 2012,
Anaheim, CA*

*Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 10:30am - 12pm*
Sheraton Garden Grove, Chardonnay Room


   - Win Shih from USC Libraries will talk about IT Leadership and Focus in
   a Changing Environment: from Function to Transformation to Strategy
      - Technology is the driving engine for library and higher education
      enterprises these days. In the networked academy, information technology
      (IT) is more pervasive and critical in facilitating the success
of student
      learning and faculty research than ever before. Effective library IT
      leaders, therefore, are not only accountable for healthy daily
      technological operations and for effective support vis-à-vis business
      processes; but must adopt a holistic, external foci and concentrate upon
      applying IT strategically to drive innovation, fuel productivity
and create
      new initiatives.
   - Jason Vaughan from UNLV Libraries will talk about Staff use of iPads
      - Here at the UNLV Libraries we're just now deploying iPads to over
      30 library staff for library staff use.  I've learned a lot in preparing
      for the rollout and support requirements associated with all
this, and will
         - Purchasing logistics (iPads themselves and iPad apps -- e.g.
         discounts, staff purchases vs purchases paid for by the
institution, etc.
         - Setting up a sustainable infrastructure for support (i.e.
         technical support issues that may develop down the line)
         - Highlights of our distribution technique and basic training for
         staff receiving iPads
      - Meg Brown-Sica from CU Denver Libraries will talk about the Auraria
   Library Tech Check-Out Program

The LITA HoLT IG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics,
things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms
of Leadership and Library Technology. All suggestions and presentation
topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and

Evviva Weinraub
Director, Emerging Technologies & Services
evviva.weinraub at
Oregon State University Libraries
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541.737.2458
Fax:  541.737.3453
OSU Libraries: Innovation, Heart & Ideas


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