May 16, 2022

Jobs Openings: LITA (Library & Information Technology Association) is Looking for a New Executive Director, Position Announcement Now Online

When selected, the new Exec Director will take over from Mary Taylor who has held the job since 2001.

From the ALA Position Announcement:

The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, forward-thinking Executive Director. [The position is based at ALA’s HQ in Chicago]. As the technology division of ALA, LITA reaches across all library types to lead in exploring an d enabling new technologies to empower libraries. LITA boasts an exceptional portfolio of products and services: online continuing education; conference programming at ALA events as well as LITA’s own conference; timely and relevant publications, such as the (refereed) research journal Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL); and stimulating member engagement and leadership opportunities.

The LITA Executive Director provides operational, fiscal, policy, and procedural leadership to LITA. In this position, you will manage the day-to-day operations of the division, including a staff of two and an annual program budget of $400,000. You will provide leadership on issues important to LITA and its nearly three thousand members, including representing and advocating for their interests in ALA and externally. You will work with the LITA Board of Directors to ensure the growth and stability of the Association, and to support its aspirations and strategic initiatives.


Starting Salary: Negotiable from $90,000, based on experience.
Closing Date: Consideration of candidates will begin May 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

For more details, background, and how to apply see the complete position announcement.

See Also: Important information about the search process for a new LITA Executive Director position (by LITA President, Rachel Vacek; via ALA Connect)

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