CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Director of technology at the UI Libraries elected to national board
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lawrence Woods, director of information systems and
technology at the University of Iowa Libraries, has been elected to a three-year
term on the board of the Library and Information Technology Association
A division of the American Library Association, LITA's mission is to
provide a forum for discussion, learning, design, development and implementation
of automated and technological systems in the library and information science
Woods has been on staff at the UI Libraries since 1991. He supervised
the development of the Information Arcade, an award-winning electronic
information and multimedia teaching facility, and the strategic planning
process for the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.
Active on several LITA committees, Woods served as a representative
to the committee responsible for maintaining machine readable cataloging
standards from 1993-97. He also served on the nominating committee from
1995-96, chaired the character set committee and has been active in state
and regional professional associations.
In 1985 Woods received the American Society for Information Science's
Watson Davis Award for outstanding continuous contributions to the organization.
He is the author of several publications on information technology, including
the "Librarians guide to Microcomputer Technology and Application."
Before his position at the UI, Woods was vice-president of RMG Consultants
and was associate research librarian at the University of Notre Dame Libraries.
He received a bachelor's from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Ill.
and a master of library science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass.