Jul 6, 2006    #113
Contact: Nick Barron

Associate Dean Takes Presidential HelmPostlethwaite begins one-year term as head of the Library and Information Technology Association

Bonnie Postlethwaite, Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was recently installed as president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association.

Postlethwaite just completed a one-year term as the organization’s vice-president/president-elect. She will serve as president for one year, followed by an annual term as past-president. As president she will fulfill the role of presiding officer, setting the group’s agenda, coordinating meetings, serving as an external face for the organization, as well as spearheading its strategic planning.

“I am honored to be president of an organization of innovative leaders in library technology who creatively employ new technologies to ensure the delivery of information to people for use in their personal lives, in schools, and in the workplace and to enable new knowledge creation,” Postlethwaite said. “LITA is an organization where the exchange of ideas stirs the creative juices to generate new and improved library services.”

As president Postlethwaite hopes to retool LITA’s education programs to incorporate more online learning, increase membership and continue implementing the organization’s strategic plan, which focuses on educating, serving and reaching out to its members and the entire library community.

LITA is an organization which provides continuing education to professionals interested in new technology for librarians and information providers.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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