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Coming Soon, LITA Forum 2016

Check back at this site for information about the next LITA Forum, tentatively scheduled for November 17-20, 2016.

Plan now to join us in Minneapolis, MN at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for the Forum, a three-day educational event that includes preconferences, general sessions, more than 50 concurrent sessions, and posters.

Keynote Speakers

Mx A. Matienzo

Mx A. Matienzo

Mx A. Matienzo is the Director of Technology for the Digital Public Library of America, and focuses on promoting and establishing digital library interoperability at an international scale. Prior to joining DPLA, Matienzo worked as an archivist and technologist specializing in born-digital materials and metadata management, at institutions including the Yale University Library, The New York Public Library, and the American Institute of Physics. Matienzo received a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster, and was awarded Emerging Leader Award of the Society of American Archivists in 2012.

Carson Block

Carson Block

Carson Block Consulting Inc. Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 20 years. He has been called “a geek who speaks English” and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries. As a consultant, Carson is often brought in to help solve complex institutional issues and to help align the library’s public service mission with its technology efforts to serve the needs of patrons and staff.

Lisa Welchman

Lisa Welchman

President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards. In a 20-year career, Lisa Welchman has paved the way in the discipline of digital governance, helping organizations stabilize their complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations. Lisa’s focus centers on understanding and interpreting how the advent and prolific growth of digital impacts organizations, as well as the maturation of digital as a distinct vocational discipline in the enterprise. Her book Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design was published in February of 2015 by Rosenfeld Media.

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Benefits of Attending

What is LITA Forum?

The LITA Forum is the annual gathering of about 300 technology-minded information professionals. It is the conference where technology meets the practicality of daily information operations in archives, libraries, and other information services. The Forum is an ideal place to interact with fellow library technologists. Attendees are working at the cutting edge of library technology and are interested in making connections with technically-inclined colleagues and learn about new directions and projects in libraries.

Who is LITA?

The Library and Information Technology Association is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership. The membership includes new professionals, web services librarians, systems librarians, digital initiatives librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and anyone else interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.

Who is LLAMA?

The Library Leadership and Management Association is the foremost organization supporting current and future leaders and managers at every level of library and information services. Our members come from all types of libraries and from other professions, including architects, human resource managers, and marketing professionals, and we welcome anyone interested in the management of libraries around the world.

What Attendees Say

“I think the keynote at #LITAForum is going to be the best I will see in the next decade.”

“I know it looks suspicious to rate everything excellent but from my standpoint, I learned something I could take away at every one.”

“LITA is the one conference I always make a point of attending each year.”

“This is my favorite conference. It has a high concentration of folks in similar job roles. Everyone speaks “my language” – that is, attendees, broadly, are thinking about the same set of issues and finding solutions to similar problems.”

“Best conference I’ve been to in terms of practical, usable ideas that I can implement at my library.”