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Congratulations to Heather Moulaison Sandy, winner of the 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

LITA Blog - Thu, 2018-04-19 17:36

Heather Moulaison Sandy has been named the winner of the 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

The Award Committee selected Moulaison Sandy because it was impressed with her extensive contributions to ongoing professional development across the discipline., which include five books and more than 25 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her work has been presented at over 100 local, national, and international venues in nearly 15 countries as well as at numerous online webinars and talks.

Moulaison Sandy is Associate Professor at the iSchool at the University of Missouri and works primarily at the intersection of the organization of information and the online environment. She is a recipient of this year’s JRLYA/YALSA Writing Award, as well as the ALISE/OCLC 2016 Research Grant and the ALA Carnegie Whitney  2016 grant.

An avid Francophile and traveler, she was named an Associated Researcher at the French national school for library and information science (Enssib) in 2014, and received a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant in 2008-2009 to teach at l’Ecole des sciences de l’information in Morocco. She holds a PhD in Information Science from Rutgers and an MSLIS and MA in French, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When notified she was this year’s recipient, Moulaison Sandy said, “Receiving this award is a true honor, and I am thrilled to join the ranks of LITA/Library Hi Tech award recipients whose work I admire so much.” She will receive a citation and a $1,000 stipend.

Members of the 2018 LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award Committee are: Dr. Patrick T. Colegrove (Chair), Vanessa L. Ames (Past Chair), Holli Kubly, and Christina D. Mune.

Thank you to Emerald Publishing for sponsoring this award.


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Spanish University chooses Safari for Business, Technology Content

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-04-19 12:03
(April 19, 2018). ProQuest and the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, a technological university in Valencia, Spain, have announced a partnership that equips the university's library with the same business and technology resources as 4,000 companies and government institutions worldwide – helping prepare students for academic and professional success.
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Digital Science award special Blockchain Technology Catalyst Grants

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-04-19 09:03
(April 19, 2018). Research industry technology company Digital Science has announced the recipients of its Blockchain Catalyst Grant. This one-off grant was made available to any project implementing Blockchain in a scholarly or scientific context, especially those that addressed the dissemination of research.
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eLearning - an Intrinsic part of LIBERO

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-04-19 09:03
(April 19, 2018). LIBERO's online, video eLearning resource is the perfect way to complement LIBERO's existing training and support capabilities.
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Bethel College and Saint Mary's College join PALNI and the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-04-19 09:03
(April 19, 2018). Bethel College, in Mishawaka, Indiana, and Saint Mary's College, in Notre Dame, Indiana, have joined the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), and are now part of the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community.
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Varina : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-04-19 09:03

    ISBN: 9780062834386
    Author: Frazier, Charles, 1950-

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SAGE Publishing acquires software and services developer GVPi

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-18 18:03
(April 18, 2018). SAGE Publishing announced the acquisition of Global Village Publishing (GVPi), a software and services provider specializing in the delivery of customized digital publishing solutions.
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Jobs in Information Technology: April 18, 2018

LITA Blog - Wed, 2018-04-18 15:15

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Winona State University, Electronic Resources Librarian, Winona, MN

Santa Barbara City College, Librarian – (Web Services and eResources), Santa Barbara, CA

California Digital Library, Metadata Product Manager (career position), Oakland, CA

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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The family gathering /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-18 09:02

    ISBN: 9780778330769
    Author: Carr, Robyn

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The fallen /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-18 09:02

    ISBN: 9781538761397
    Author: Baldacci, David

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Debbie Macomber's table : sharing the joy of cooking with family and friends.

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-18 09:02

    ISBN: 9780399181313
    Author: Macomber, Debbie

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The baker's secret /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-18 09:02

    ISBN: 9780062369581
    Author: Kiernan, Stephen P.

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The Marsh King's daughter /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-18 09:02

    ISBN: 9780735213005
    Author: Dionne, Karen

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Waterloo Public Library (Ontario) selects Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-17 15:01
(April 17, 2018). Patron Point is announcing today that the Waterloo Public Library of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada has selected its patron relationship management system.
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Gale streamlines workflow for instructors and students with new LMS integration to support classroom learning

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-17 12:01
(April 17, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for students and educators to discover and access Gale digital resources from within their learning management system (LMS). Gale has achieved conformance certification for Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 and Deep Linking from IMS Global Learning Consortium. Now educators can seamlessly integrate their library's Gale content into learning management systems that support LTI and Deep Linking such as Schoology, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and others. This provides easy access to Gale resources from one platform through single sign-on, streamlining workflow to meet classroom instruction needs, foster student engagement and support textbook affordability initiatives. View a list of Gale's LTI-compliant and Deep Linking certified products.
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Don’t miss and JSON-LD – the repeat popular LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Mon, 2018-04-16 11:54

It’s not too late to Sign up Now for the popular

Introduction to and JSON-LD
Instructor: Jacob Shelby, Metadata Technologies Librarian, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries
Wednesday April 18, 2018, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time

Web search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are integral to making information more discoverable on the open web. How can you expose data about your organization, its services, people, collections, and other information in a way that is meaningful to these search engines? This session will provide an introduction to both and the JSON-LD data format.

View details and Register here.

Discover upcoming LITA webinars and web courses

The Privacy in Libraries, LITA webinar series continues with
Adopting Encryption Technologies
Wednesday April 25, 2018, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Matt Beckstrom

Register now to get the full series discounts, including recordings of the previous webinars or for any single series webinar.

Stay Safe From Ransomware, Hackers & Snoops by working on your IT Security

IT Security and Privacy in Libraries
Presenter: Blake Carver
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Central Time

Discover additional upcoming LITA webinars and web courses

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,

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LIBERO pops up in the Middle East

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-04-16 09:00
(April 16, 2018). LIBERO was showcased at GESS, (Global Educational Supplied and Solutions), Dubai as an internationally recognised Library Management Solution.
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Experience Argus Collections Management for Museum Innovators at MW 2018

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2018-04-13 17:58
(April 13, 2018). Lucidea reports that Argus, the collections management software used by forward-thinking museum professionals, will be represented at this year's MW (Museums and the Web) Conference on April 18th through 21st at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.
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Mid North Coast go Live with LIBERO

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2018-04-13 08:57
(April 13, 2018). Mid North Coast Co-operative Library Service has gone Live with LIBERO Cloud and have been successful with their aim of being stress free now that Insight is looking after their system maintenance and that they have a dependable support network.
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Fade to black /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-04-13 08:57

    ISBN: 9781427293626
    Author: Rosenfelt, David

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