2015 LITA Forum is in Minneapolis!

LITA ForumThe 2015 LITA Forum includes 3 amazing Keynotes
Minneapolis, MN
November 12-15, 2015

Registration is now open!

This year’s Forum has three amazing keynotes you won’t want to miss:


President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards. In a 20-year career, Lisa Welchman has paved the way in the discipline of digital governance, helping organizations stabilize their complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations. Lisa’s focus centers on understanding and interpreting how the advent and prolific growth of digital impacts organizations, as well as the maturation of digital as a distinct vocational discipline in the enterprise. Her book Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design was published in February of 2015 by Rosenfeld Media.


Director of Technology for the Digital Public Library of America, he focuses on promoting and establishing digital library interoperability at an international scale. Prior to joining DPLA, Matienzo worked as an archivist and technologist specializing in born-digital materials and metadata management, at institutions including the Yale University Library, The New York Public Library, and the American Institute of Physics. Matienzo received a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster, and was awarded Emerging Leader Award of the Society of American Archivists in 2012.


Carson Block Consulting Inc. Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 20 years. He has been called “a geek who speaks English” and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries. As a consultant, Carson is often brought in to help solve complex institutional issues and to help align the library’s public service mission with its technology efforts to serve the needs of patrons and staff.

Don’t forget the Preconference Workshops

  • So You Want to Make a Makerspace: Strategic Leadership to support the Integration of new and disruptive technologies into Libraries: Practical Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Solutions for bringing making, fabrication and content creation to your library
    ◦Leah Kraus, Director of Community Engagement and Experience at the Fayetteville Free Library.
    ◦Michael Cimino, Technology Innovation and Integration Specialist at the Fayetteville Free Library.
  • Beyond Web Page Analytics: Using Google tools to assess searcher behavior across web properties.
    ◦Robert L. Nunez, Head of Collection Services, Kenosha Public Library, Kenosha, WI
    ◦Keven Riggle, Systems Librarian & Webmaster, Marquette University Libraries

The 2015 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum is a three-day education and networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 3 keynote sessions, more than 55 concurrent sessions and 15 poster presentations. This year including content and planning collaboration with LLAMA. It’s the 18th 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.