LITA Forum -- Online Registration Deadline is Monday, 10/27!

Ken Varnum varnum at UMICH.EDU
Fri Oct 24 10:45:13 EDT 2014

*Apologies for cross-posting*

*Don't miss your chance to register online <>* for
the 2014 LITA Forum “From Node to Network” to be held Nov. 5-8, 2014
at the Hotel
Albuquerque <> in Albuquerque N.M. *Online
registration closes October 27, 2014.* <> You can
register on site, but it’s so much easier to have it all taken care of
before you arrive in Albuquerque.

*Book your room at the Hotel Albuquerque* <>. The
guaranteed LITA room rate date has passed, but when you call at:
505-843-6300 ask for the LITA room rate, there might be a few rooms left in
our block.

T*hree* *keynote speakers * <>will be featured at
this year's forum:

AnnMarie Thomas, Engineering Professor, University of St. Thomas
Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist; and
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Founder Trans*h4ck.

*More than 30 concurrent colleague inspired sessions*
<> and a dozen poster sessions
<> will provide a wealth of practical information
on a wide range of topics.

*Two preconference workshops* <> will also be

Dean B. Krafft and Jon Corson-Rikert of Cornell University Library will
*“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”*, and
Francis Kayiwa of Kayiwa Consulting will present
*“Learn Python by Playing with Library Data”*

*Networking opportunities*, a major advantage of a smaller conference, are
an important part of the Forum. Take advantage of the Thursday evening
reception and sponsor showcase, the Thursday game night, the Friday networking
dinners or Kitchen Table Conversations <>, plus
meals and breaks throughout the Forum to get to know LITA leaders, Forum
speakers, sponsors, and peers.

*2014 LITA Forums sponsors* <> include EBSCO
<>,Springshare <>, @mire
<>, Innovative <> and
OCLC <>.

*Visit the LITA website* <> for more information.

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are
information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and
reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a
division of the American Library Association.

LITA and the LITA Forum fully support the Statement of Appropriate Conduct
at ALA Conferences <>

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


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