<apologies for duplicate postings> 2014 LITA Forum Albuquerque, NM November 5-8, 2014 Registration Now Open! Plan now to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hotel Albuquerque for the 2014 LITA Forum, a three-day educational event that includes preconferences, general sessions, and more than 30 concurrent sessions. Registration is limited in order to preserve the important networking advantages of a smaller conference. Take advantage of the informal Thursday evening reception and Friday evening networking dinners to get to know LITA leaders, Forum speakers, and your colleagues. 2014 LITA Forum is the 17th annual gathering of technology-minded information professionals and is a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Comments from past attendees: “Best conference I’ve been to in terms of practical, usable ideas that I can implement at my library.” “I get so inspired by the presentations and conversations with colleagues who are dealing with the same sorts of issues that I am.” “After LITA I return to my institution excited to implement solutions I find here.” “This is always the most informative conference! It inspires me to develop new programs and plan initiatives.” This Year’s featured Keynote Sessions: AnnMarie Thomas, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, School of Engineering Ms. Thomas co-founded, and co-directs, the University of St. Thomas Center for Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education, and served as the Founding Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative where she worked to establish the national Maker Corps program. Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President and Chief Strategist Lorcan Dempsey oversees the research division and participates in planning at OCLC. Previously he worked at JISC in the UK, overseeing national information programs and services, and before that was Director of UKOLN, a national UK research and policy unit at the University of Bath. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Founder Trans*h4ck Dr. Ziegler is the director of the multiple award winning documentary, STILL BLACK: a portrait of black transmen, runs the GLAAD Media Award and is also the founder of Trans*H4CK--the only tech event of its kind that spotlights trans* created technology, trans* entrepreneurs and trans* led startups. The Preconference Workshops include: Linked Data for Libraries: How libraries can make use of Linked Open Data to share information about library resources and to improve discovery, access, and understanding for library users Led by: Dean B. Krafft and Jon Corson-Rikert, Cornell University Library Learn Python by Playing with Library Data Led by: Francis Kayiwa, Kayiwa Consulting 2014 LITA Forum sponsors include: EBSCO Innovative OCLC Visit http://www.ala.org/lita/conferences/forum/2014 for registration and additional information. Join us in Albuquerque!