LITA / Library Hi Tech Award Committee – May 2020 Report

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Posted a call for nominations for the LITA/Library-Hi Tech award (December, January)
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

Second Activity
Scored applicants and selected an award recipient (February)
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Nothing. Our group's work is completed, and I believe Emerald does not plan to sponsor this award going forward.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
I was new to this committee, so I would have appreciated some contact and guidance between agreeing to be chair and when the work needed to begin. I was unclear about what needed to happen, so we got a late start. That said, all worked out well in the end.

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
I'd love to see the award continue, even if Emerald will no longer sponsor. We need ways to recognize those who make a significant impact.

Submitted by Janet Crum on 07/29/2020