Instructional Technologies Interest Group – September 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
Coordinated speaker content, included LITA info shared by rep, marketed session on social media, and facilitated a a session at ALA Annual
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

Second Activity
Reviewed feedback from LITA and provided comments. Posted pictures and thread of tweet with people who used comment or hashtag for program in ALA Connect Community site for Instructional Technologies IG :
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

Third Activity
posted welcome message to Chrishelle Thomas (LITA's new Membership and Marketing Manager). Excited to have an opportunity to seek marketing help with fellow IGs.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Last two years I did a program with this interest group instead of a business meeting. I decided not submit a program this year. Started discussions with frequent collaborator on other ideas (meetups, meetings, etc)

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Thank you for asking. I did have some feedback relating to the program session.

Marketing on social media and web pages ? At least retweets from speakers who are promoting their LITA sessions on their own? (Example: Bree, Bobbi and I did this for our session)

Although our session was LITA sponsored we were not included in either the Interest Group Discussion Sessions for ALA Annual 2019

or General ALA LITA highlights pages:

The session was on a Monday at the same time as George Takai but we still had a pretty great turn out.

Maybe some extra pre conference tips for IGs/presenters (like what technology you have to bring for session/who to contact for technology issues/role of LITA IG person at session) and people working with IGs/presenters (sending communication early enough for presentation edits) might be helpful.

All that said, I am grateful we had this opportunity and session accepted by ALA and LITA.

Additional comments or concerns:
Thank you, especially Jenny Levine, for support.

Submitted by Lilly Ramin on 10/01/2019