The 2016 LITA Forum includes 3 amazing Keynotes

The 2016 LITA Forum
Fort Worth, TX
November 17-20, 2016

Join your LITA and library technology colleagues for the 2016 LITA Forum
* LITA Forum early bird rates end October 14, 2016
* The guaranteed discount hotel rate at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel ends W=
ednesday October 21st, 2016, and as available thereafter.
* Online registration closes Su=
nday November 13th, 2016
Register Now!

This year’s Forum has three amazing keynotes you won’t want to miss:


Cecily Walker is the Systems Project Librarian at Vancouver Public Library,=
where she focuses on user experience, community digital projects, digital =
collections, and the intersection of social justice, technology, and public=
librarianship. It was her frustration with the way that software was desig=
ned to meet the needs of highly technical users rather than the general pub=
lic that led her to user experience, but it was her love of information, in=
tellectual freedom, and commitment to social justice that led her back to l=
ibrarianship. Cecily can be found on Twitter (@skeskali) where she frequently holds court on any number of subjects, but=
especially lipstick.


Waldo Jaquith is the director of U.S. Open Data, a=
n organization that works with government and the private sector to advance=
the cause of open data. He previously worked in open data with the White H=
ouse Office of Science and Technology Policy. No stranger to libraries, Jaq=
uith used to work with digital assets at the Scripps Library at the Miller =
Center at the University of Virginia, and served on the Board of Trustees a=
t his regional library. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with his wi=
fe and son. Waldo can also be found at Twitter (@waldojaquith)


Tara Robertson is the Systems Librarian and Accessibility Advocate at CAPER=
-BC. “I’m a librarian who doesn’t work in a library. I like figuring out ho=
w things work, why they break, and how to make them work better. I’m passio=
nate about universal design, accessibility, open source software, intellect=
ual freedom, feminism and Fluevog shoes.”
Twitter (@tararobertson)
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Don’t forget the Preconference Workshops

Come to the 2016 LITA Forum a day early and choose to participate in one of=
two outstanding preconferences.

Librarians can code! A “hands-on” computer programming workshop just for li=

With presenter: Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda – a learning technology comp=
any with the vision of millions of kids learning to code at libraries all o=
ver the country.

Letting the Collections Tell Their Story: Using Tableau for Collection Eval=

With presenters: Karen Harker, Collection Assessment Librarian University o=
f North Texas Libraries; Janette Klein, Interdisciplinary Information Scien=
ce PhD student University of North Texas; Priya Parwani, Graduate Research =
Assistant University of North Texas Libraries.

Full Details

Join us in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel located in Down=
town Fort Worth, for the 2016 LITA Forum, a three-da=
y education and networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 3 keynote sess=
ions, more than 55 concurrent sessions and 25 poster presentations. It’s th=
e 19th annual gathering of the highly regarded LITA Forum for technology-mi=
nded information professionals. Meet with your colleagues involved in new a=
nd leading edge technologies in the library and information technology fiel=
d. Registration is limited in order to preserve the important networking ad=
vantages of a smaller conference. Attendees take advantage of the informal =
Friday evening reception, networking dinners and other social opportunities=
to get to know colleagues and speakers.

Get all the details, register and book a hotel room at the 2016 Forum Web site.

Forum Sponsors:

OCLC, Yewno, EBSCO, BiblioCommons

See you in Fort Worth.