• Amanda L. Goodman 2017 LITA Director-at-Large Candidate

Candidate Statement

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For tech people, LITA is the home for you in ALA. We’re often flying solo or are few in number at our organizations, so we need a place where we can seek advice, reassurance, and meet like-minded people. We love the latest tech trends, experimenting with technology, and making libraries a more accessible place for all users/patrons. I want to assist LITA in being more responsive to members’ needs and by extension, the practical, real needs of members’ communities. Each organization is different with varying levels of tech support and structure. As a Director-at-Large, my focus will be on encouraging LITA keeping its eye on the end-user — the one we are here to help.

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Work Experience

Publicity Manager, Darien Library, 2016-Present
User Experience Librarian, Darien Library, 2011-2016
Archival Intern, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 2015
Government-related Library Web Designer, 2013-2015

ALA Involvement

ALA Office of Information Technology Policy, Advisory Board, 2013-2015
ALA Office of Information Technology Policy, Subcommittee for 3D Printing, 2014-2015
Chair of LITA 3D Printing/Maker Technology Interest Group, 2015-2016
LITA President’s Program Planning Task Force, 2015
LITA Persona Task Force, 2016-2017

Professional Work

The Wired Library — The User Experience,” Public Libraries Magazine, 2015
Librarians as Marketing Consultants, Rhode Island Library Association Conference, 2015
Designing for User Experience, LYRASIS eGathering, 2015
Library Technology Report: Digital Media Labs in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2014
The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries, ALA Tech Source, 2013
Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User Experience,” UX Magazine, 2013

Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Master of Library and Information Studies
University of North Carolina at Asheville, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia and Arts Science