Please excuse cross posting.

Check out the 2016 LITA Forum website <> now for
the preliminary
schedule, program descriptions <> and
speakers <>. You’re sure to find sessions
and more sessions that you really want to attend.

*Register Now!* <>

Fort Worth, TX
November 17-20, 2016
#litaforum <>

Participate with your LITA <> and library
technology colleagues for the excellent networking opportunities at the 2016
LITA Forum <>.

   - The guaranteed discount hotel rate at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    ends Friday October 28th, 2016, and as available thereafter.
   - Online registration <>
closes Sunday
   November 13th, 2016

And don’t forget the other conference highlights including the Keynote
speakers and the Preconferences.

*Keynote Speakers:* <>

Cecily Walker <>, Vancouver
Public Library

It was her frustration with the way that software was designed to meet the
needs of highly technical users rather than the general public that led her
to user experience, but it was her love of information, intellectual
freedom, and commitment to social justice that led her back to

Waldo Jaquith <>, U.S. Open

The director of U.S. Open Data <>, an organization
that works with government and the private sector to advance the cause of
open data

Tara Robertson <>,

“I like figuring out how things work, why they break, and how to make them
work better. I’m passionate about universal design, accessibility, open
source software, intellectual freedom, feminism and Fluevog shoes.”

*The Preconference Workshops:*

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

Computer programming has a reputation for being highly technical,
unintelligible, and out of reach for the average librarian. Meanwhile, kids
as young as 7 years old are learning to code at library programs every day.
This workshop will convince you that you can code. It’s not as hard as you

Letting the Collections Tell Their Story: Using Tableau for Collection

The increased accessibility of data visualization platforms, both in cost
and ease of use, has opened a floodgate of possibilities for telling
stories. With our data in Tableau Public, available to all, we
are encouraging sharing of library collections data, for the purposes of
comparing measures and setting benchmarks.

*Full Details* <>

Join us in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel
in Downtown Fort Worth, for the 2016 LITA Forum, a three-day education and
networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 3 keynote sessions, more than 55
concurrent sessions and 25 poster presentations
<>. It’s the 19th 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. Registration is limited in
order to preserve the important networking advantages 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 the latest information, register and book a hotel room at the 2016
Forum Web site. <>

* <>We thank our LITA Forum Sponsors:

OCLC <>, Yewno <>, EBSCO
<>, BiblioCommons <>

See you in Fort Worth.

Paul Go

Systems Librarian /
Library Technology Manager
Paul V. Galvin Library
Illinois Institute of Technology
35 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL  60616
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