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CFP: LITA Programs at ALA 2016

By sgodbey on September 30, 2015 10:40 AM | Permalink

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2016 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We¹re looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that¹s use of, new ideas for, trends in,
or interesting/innovative projects being explored ­ it¹s all for you to propose.

When/Where is the Conference?
The 2016 Annual ALA Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from June 23rd through 28th.

What kind of topics are we looking for?
We¹re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

When are proposals due?
October 23rd, 2015

Paper: David T. Courtwright, "Learning from Las Vegas: Gambling, Technology, Capitalism, and Addiction"

By David G. Schwartz on June 12, 2014 10:46 AM | Permalink

The latest in the Occasional Paper Series has been posted:

Paper 26: June 2014
David T. Courtwright, "Learning from Las Vegas: Gambling, Technology, Capitalism, and Addiction"

ABSTRACT: Gambling has always led to addictive behavior in some individuals. However, the number and types of addicted gamblers have changed over time and in response to specific gambling environments. Recent work by historians, journalists, and anthropologists, reviewed in this paper, suggests that the situation worsened during the modern era, and that it has become worse still during the last half century. Technological, organizational, and marketing innovations have “weaponized” gambling, increasing both the likelihood that people will gamble and that they will gamble compulsively—a phenomenon with parallels to several other consumer products, including processed food, digitized games, and psychoactive drugs.

View the paper here (pdf)

DEADLINE PASSED: ARLIS/NA 42nd Annual Conference: Call for Emerging Technology Forum Presenters

By sgodbey on February 10, 2014 11:24 AM | Permalink

ARLIS/NA 42nd Annual Conference: Call for Emerging Technology Forum Presenters

The Conference Program Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals Section (ArLiSNAP) are pleased to announce that the Emerging Technology Forum will be featured again in Washington. The session will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 2:30 until 4:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt.


The Emerging Technology Forum will feature presenters sharing their knowledge of cutting-edge technologies through hands-on demonstrations at technology stations and brief presentations. PLEASE NOTE: The Forum will be held concurrently with the exhibits and the poster sessions.

Have you harnessed a technology tool to make your job more efficient, your teaching more effective, or your collections more accessible? Consider sharing your expertise and experience with your fellow conference attendees.

Submission deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014