Appointments Committee – May 2019 Report


The group met 4-6 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
We completed the appointments for 2019-2020 with the exception of two committees that require a large number of members, for which we still have some outstanding invitations.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement, Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Finishing the last couple of appointments, then handing over the reins to the next iteration of the committee. Further, after discussion with the incoming presidents of ALCTS and LLAMA about a joint presidential program, I will be looking for two people for a new assignment, participating in a committee for the program.

Submitted by Emily Morton-Owens on 06/18/2019

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

Frederick G. Kilgour Award Committee – May 2019 Report


The group met 0 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
April: By request of the Bylaws committee, reviewed our committee's charge and made a minor suggested change.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

Second Activity
March: posted announcement of this year's winner to lita-l and
April: composed wording for plaque with assistance from committee members
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

Third Activity
April: updated Chair's timeline to reflect all committee work that was completed and organized files in preparation for the next Chair.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
nothing – our work here is done.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
no

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
n/a

Additional comments or concerns:
none

Submitted by Aimee Fifarek on 05/31/2019

Forum Planning Committee – May 2019 Report


The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Committee met on 04/17/2019 and discussed committee composition of subcommittees and:
• Number of days (keep at 1 day pre conference, 2 full days of forum)
• Timing of Sessions (Beginning/End Time each day): Preconference: 1-5pm, Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: 9am – 3pm
• Number of concurrent tracks/rooms** – 6
• Number of sessions – 60 sessions (+/- depending on length of selected sessions), 2 Keynotes
** in addition, we may also need a Quiet Room and may need a space for potential sponsors
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
This is still to be determined.

Sponsorship subcommittee (Galen, Joanna, past-chair Melody, Berika) will meet on Friday June 7th at 1pm Central/2pm Eastern to discuss past experiences with planning timeline and ideas for getting sponsors.

Also we will be actively recruiting additional committee members (incl. at least 1 LLAMA/and 1 ALCTS member).

There will definitely be a meeting for the entire committee again after Annual to get them energized about their respective subcommittee charges so that they can begin the planning process.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Appreciated the organization surrounding a new connect space and online roster for 2020 committee!

We still need a Splash page for Forum 2020 as a way to communicate to membership that Forum is happening in Fall 2020.

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
(same as last report – would like to create documentation on the LITA Docs site with important milestones/benchmarks for planning Forum so that future chairs know what to expect)

Additional comments or concerns:
Not at this time.

Submitted by Berika Williams 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