Plan to Attend 2014 LITA Forum, Albuquerque NM, Nov. 5-8, 2014

Ken Varnum varnum at UMICH.EDU
Thu Aug 7 11:06:44 EDT 2014

<apologies for duplicate postings>

2014 LITA Forum <>
Albuquerque, NM
November 5-8, 2014

Registration Now Open! <>

Plan now to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hotel Albuquerque
<> for the 2014 LITA Forum
<>, a three-day educational
event that includes preconferences, general sessions, and more than 30
concurrent sessions.

Registration is limited in order to preserve the important networking
advantages of a smaller conference.  Take advantage of the informal
Thursday evening
reception and Friday evening networking dinners to get to know LITA
leaders, Forum speakers, and your colleagues.

2014 LITA Forum <> is the
17th annual gathering of technology-minded information professionals and is
a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge
technologies in the library and information technology field.  Comments
from past attendees:
“Best conference I’ve been to in terms of practical, usable ideas that I
can implement at my library.”
“I get so inspired by the presentations and conversations with colleagues
who are dealing with the same sorts of issues that I am.”
“After LITA I return to my institution excited to implement solutions I
find here.”
“This is always the most informative conference! It inspires me to develop
new programs and plan initiatives.”

This Year’s featured Keynote Sessions
AnnMarie Thomas, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, School of
Ms. Thomas co-founded, and co-directs, the University of St. Thomas Center
for Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education
<>, and served as the
Founding Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative
<>where she worked to establish the national Maker
Corps program.

Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President and Chief Strategist
Lorcan Dempsey oversees the research division and participates in planning
at OCLC.  Previously he worked at JISC <> in the UK,
overseeing national information programs and services, and before that was
Director of UKOLN <>, a national UK research and
policy unit at the University of Bath.

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Founder Trans*h4ck
Dr. Ziegler is the director of the multiple award winning documentary, STILL
BLACK: a portrait of black transmen <>, runs
the GLAAD Media Award <> and is also the
founder of Trans*H4CK <>--the only tech event of
its kind that spotlights trans* created technology, trans* entrepreneurs
and trans* led startups.

The Preconference Workshops
<> include:
Linked Data for Libraries: How libraries can make use of Linked Open Data
to share information about library resources and to improve discovery,
access, and understanding for library users
Led by: Dean B. Krafft and Jon Corson-Rikert, Cornell University Library

Learn Python by Playing with Library Data
Led by: Francis Kayiwa, Kayiwa Consulting

2014 LITA Forum sponsors
<> include:
Innovative <>

for registration and additional information.

Join us in Albuquerque!

Ken Varnum | Web Systems Manager | University of Michigan Library
varnum at | @varnum | 734-615-3287


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