Open Source Systems Interest Group – May 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
We will be hosting a panel at ALA Annual with a couple of speakers. In addition, we will be trying again to bring in a new chair and co-chair to the IG.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement, Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Planning for ALA Midwinter, and finding people to lead the IG.


The incoming chair is Rob Nunez

Submitted by Rob Nunez and Jake Ineichen on 06/07/2019

E-rate and CIPA Compliance Interest Group – May 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
We will be hosting a discussion during ALA on eRate Audits. There was going to be a presentation, but the individual decided to be apart of another panel.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Conduct this event at Annual, and renew the IG.


The incoming chair is Vicki Teal Lovely

Submitted by Robert Nunez and Vicki Teal Lovely on 06/07/2019

Heads of Library Technology Interest Group – May 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group
Saturday, June 22

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Marriott Marquis, Supreme Court

Discovery Layer Decisions and Configurations – A Panel Discussion. Decisions abound when implementing a discovery layer. Does the library use one discovery layer to access all their materials? Or select multiple products? Or create different instances of the same product? For the different products/instances, which parts of the collection are targeted? This session will be a panel discussion between three libraries on how they reached their decisions, how they implemented them, and how they assessed their impact.

· Allen Jones, The New School

· Michael Paulmeno, Skidmore College

· Cynthia R. Schwarz, Temple University

· Moderator: Ray Schwartz, William Paterson University

ALA Unit/Subunit: LITA
Meeting Type: Discussion Group, Interest Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Open/Closed: Open

https://www.eventscribe.com//2019/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=519677
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group
Saturday, June 22

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Marriott Marquis, Supreme Court

Discovery Layer Decisions and Configurations – A Panel Discussion. Decisions abound when implementing a discovery layer. Does the library use one discovery layer to access all their materials? Or select multiple products? Or create different instances of the same product? For the different products/instances, which parts of the collection are targeted? This session will be a panel discussion between three libraries on how they reached their decisions, how they implemented them, and how they assessed their impact.

· Allen Jones, The New School

· Michael Paulmeno, Skidmore College

· Cynthia R. Schwarz, Temple University

· Moderator: Ray Schwartz, William Paterson University

ALA Unit/Subunit: LITA
Meeting Type: Discussion Group, Interest Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Open/Closed: Open

https://www.eventscribe.com//2019/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=519677


The incoming chair is Kelly Kobiela

Submitted by Ray Schwartz and Kelly Kobiela on 06/02/2019

Instructional Technologies Interest Group – May 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
I am communicating with speakers for ALA Annual for the LITA Instructional Technologies session. I have been in discussions with one speaker to narrow down topics frequently over the last weeks so now I can touch base again with our LITA guide speaker.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Continued session planning is the main focus. I hope to use feedback from the session regarding tech tools or engagement interest and participation after the conference in June.


The incoming chair is same

Additional comments or concerns:
If there is ALA marketing plans for smaller LITA sessions like ours, please let me know (and I'd be much obliged and happy to help). Thanks!

Submitted by Lilly Ramin on 06/01/2019

Financial Advisory Committee – May 2019 Report


The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
FAC had an online discussion about Jenny's proposal to create a new member volunteer position. This eLearning Coordinator position "would handle all of the logistics from scheduling to synchronous support to handling evaluation surveys." This alternative to outsourcing the logistics for our webinars and courses could have a positive impact on the LITA budget. The FAC agreed that this was a good idea.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement, Organizational Stability and Sustainability

Second Activity
As requested by the LITA Bylaws & Organization Committee, FAC had an online discussion regarding the current FAC bylaws and whether or not the FAC is still needed. Suggestions included making the chair a 2 or 3 year appointment (because of the learning curve) and becoming more proactive on financial issues.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
We will continue to support the Board in any way that is requested. We may need to revisit the merger and the virtual forum at some point.

Submitted by Brian Rennick on 05/31/2019

Education Committee – May 2019 Report


The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
We continued to receive webinar proposals and we discussed additional professional development content as well as collaborated with the CAM committee in seeking synergies amongst our two groups.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
I am preparing to transition chair leadership to Steven Pryor and assume the role of past chair on the committee.

The committee is looking ahead to developing a webinar series on professional development and collaborate with the CAM committee on a needs assessment survey.

Submitted by Cinthya Ippoliti on 05/31/2019

LITA Blog Subcommittee – May 2019 Report


The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
The group continues to work on postings and we have created a worflow for interviewing authors for LITA chat and other related activities.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
We are going to develop a Google calendar to better organize and schedule postings and we look ahead to perhaps inviting guest posts and thinking about how to structure the blog going forward.

Submitted by Cinthya Ippoliti on 05/31/2019

Assessment and Research Committee – May 2019 Report


The group met 0 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Submitted an analysis of LITA Forum participants
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Analyzing LITA job ads for report in January

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Nah. We had kind of a weird period with the chair switchover, which is why we didn't meet, but we still did work over email so it was ok.

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
Mark talked with me at Midwinter about a data dashboard project which we might try and kickoff after annual depending on how the job bank analysis is going.

Submitted by Laura Costello on 05/31/2019

Linked Library Data Interest Group (LITA / ALCTS) – May 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
Getting ready for ALA Annual
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Craig will be working with the incoming cochair


The incoming chair is Don't know, you'll have to ask Craig

Submitted by Scott Carlson and Craig Boman on 05/30/2019