Conference and Meeting opportunities from LITAedUi, and ALCTS

2012 LITA Forum

Plan now to join us in Columbus, OH at the Hyatt Regency Downtown for the National Forum, a three-day educational event that includes preconferences, general sessions, and more than 30 concurrent sessions.

Now in its 15th year, the LITA National Forum has become a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field.

Registration is limited in order to preserve the advantages of a small conference. Networking opportunities, one of the small conference advantages, are an important part of the Forum. Take advantage of the informal Friday evening reception and Saturday evening networking dinners to get to know LITA leaders, Forum speakers, and peers. Visit the links below to learn about the 2012 Forum.


The edUi conference early bird deadline is this Friday

edUiis a rare opportunity for kindred web professionals serving institutions of learning to come together as one community, share expertise, get inspired, and learn practical skills from peers and top web industry experts.

About edUi

This two and a half day conference includes four specialized tracks, including one half-day workshop per track.

More than 30 speakers will offer knowledge and insights about today’s most important topics in UX and design including jQuery, Responsive Design, Lean UX, Web Accessibility, and more.

Here are some sessions by library web professionals you might be interested in:

Speed Is a Feature: Performance on the Mobile Web – Eric Petteplace
Leveraging Student Data to Create Website Personalization – Ian Chan
Using SVG in HTML5 for a Library Floor Plan – Jeff Proehl
What the !$#% Was This Plugin for Anyway?! Maintaining a Sustainable WordPress Multisite Install – Juliana Perry
Too Many Cooks in the Web Kitchen? A Successful Case of Herding Cats to Improve the User Experience – Rebecca Blakiston

Register Now!

September 24-26, 2012
Richmond, Virginia
Early Bird:
(after 8/10/12)


ALCTS webinar: Really Mystified: Creating the Chemistry Sudden Selector’s Guide

Date: August 22, 2012

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Elizabeth Brown, author of the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, talks about her new book and highlights her unique perspective as a selector for chemistry content of all kinds. The webinar will cover the steps involved in creating a volume in the popular Sudden Selector’s Guide Series and Brown’s experience with gathering the resources and advice for new selectors in chemistry. A similar session about the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources will be held on August 15, 2012

Who should attend? Librarians new to selecting in chemistry; high school chemistry teachers; school librarians; public librarians with collection development responsibilities.

Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).


Presenter: Elizabeth Brown, Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science Liaison, Binghamton University Libraries.