The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is offering a discounted student registration rate for the 2017 LITA Forum. This offer is limited to graduate students enrolled in ALA-accredited programs. In exchange for the lower registration cost, these graduate students will be asked to assist the LITA organizers and Forum presenters with onsite operations. This is a great way to network and meet librarians active in the field.
The selected students will be expected to attend the full LITA Forum, Friday noon through Sunday noon. Attendance during the preconferences on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning is not required. While you will be assigned a variety of duties, you will be able to attend the Forum programs, which include 2 keynote sessions, over 50 concurrent sessions, and poster presentations, as well as many opportunities for social engagement.
The student rate is $180 – half the regular registration rate for LITA members. A real bargain, this rate includes a Friday night reception at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, breakfasts, and Saturday lunch.
The Forum will be held November 9-12, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. We anticipate an attendance of 300 decision makers and implementers of new information technologies in libraries.
To apply for the student registration rate, complete and submit the online application by September 29, 2017. You will be asked to provide the following:
- Contact information, including email address and cell phone number
- Name of the school you are attending
- Statement of 150 words (or less) explaining why you want to attend the LITA National Forum
Those selected to be volunteers registered at the student rate will be notified no later than Friday, October 13, 2017.
Additional questions should be sent to Ali VanDoren, email@example.com.