The 2015 LITA Forum<http://litaforum.org/> Online Registration ends Sunday November 8th at 11:59 pm.
November 12-15, 2015
Join your LITA<http://www.ala.org/lita/> and LLAMA<http://www.ala.org/llama/> colleagues in Minneapolis, November 12-15, 2015 for the 2015 LITA Forum<http://litaforum.org/>.
On site registration will be available at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis<http://minneapolis.hyatt.com/>, where there are still some hotel rooms available at the conference discount rate<https://aws.passkey.com/g/35406143>.
This year get social and create activities at the 2015 LITA Forum
There will be many ways to get involved and "play" with your colleagues. The Forum wiki<http://litaforum.org/wiki> is the primary tool for additional activities, join in the listed fun and create your own activities for others to join you. You could:
* go bowling
* take a skywalk walk
* suggest game night games
* stay up late at a disco
* get up early for yoga
The Networking dinners, on both Friday and Satuday evenings, are always popular and offer a wide variety of experiences. You can choose by leader, or by colleagues or by restaurant.
The Forum UnCommons room will be an always open multi-purpose area to gather, meet, share, interact, and explore together. Activities can be planned using the Forum wiki <http://litaforum.org/wiki/index.php?title=2015_Uncommon_Room> or ad hoc and spur of the moment. The room will have meeting tables with power and a theater seating area with a screen and projector. Space to do whatever meets your and your colleagues needs for collaboration, learning and fun.
Be sure to try the Forum's Virtual Uncommons room on Slack, read up and sign up here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Tnkjg117spzUEFff3tsv0ls8GVu2wL7_jaFLFKiMRrY/viewform?c=0&w=1>.
Plus there will be all the usual Forum social interaction opportunities like the Friday evening Sponsor reception, Breaks, and the end of the day Saturday Poster session and Lightning Talks.
This year's Forum has three amazing keynotes<http://litaforum.org/attending/keynote-sessions/> you won't want to miss:
Lisa Welchman, President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards<https://www.activestandards.com/about-us/staff/lisa-welchman>.
Mx A. Matienzo, Director of Technology for the Digital Public Library of America<http://dp.la/>.
Carson Block, Carson Block Consulting Inc<http://www.carsonblock.com/>.
Don't forget the Preconference Workshop<http://litaforum.org/attending/preconferences/>
"Beyond Web Page Analytics: Using Google tools to assess searcher behavior across web properties".
With presenters: Robert L. Nunez, Head of Collection Services, Kenosha Public Library, Kenosha, WI and Keven Riggle, Systems Librarian & Webmaster, Marquette University Libraries
The 2015 LITA Forum<http://litaforum.org/> is a three-day education and networking event featuring a preconference, 3 keynote sessions, more than 55 concurrent sessions and 15 poster presentations. This year including content and planning collaboration with LLAMA<http://www.ala.org/llama/>. It's the 18th annual gathering of the highly regarded LITA Forum for technology-minded information professionals. Meet with your colleagues involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Attendees take advantage of the informal Friday evening reception, networking dinners and other social opportunities to get to know colleagues and speakers.
EBSCO<http://www.ebsco.com/>, Ex Libris<http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/>, Optimal Workshop<https://www.optimalworkshop.com/>, OCLC<http://www.oclc.org/>, Innovative<http://www.iii.com/>, BiblioCommons<http://www.bibliocommons.com/>, Springshare<http://springshare.com/>, SirsiDynix<http://www.sirsidynix.com/>, A Book Apart<http://abookapart.com/>, Rosenfeld Media<http://rosenfeldmedia.com/> and Double Robotics<http://www.doublerobotics.com/>.
Get all the details, register and book a hotel room at the 2015 Forum Web site.<http://litaforum.org/>
See you in Minneapolis!
Tammy Allgood Wolf
Director of Discovery Services
Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Services
Arizona State University