LITA AvramCamp, an ALA Annual Precon

Thu, 06/01/2017

Contact:

Mark Beatty
Programs and Marketing Specialist
LITA
Chicago -- Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Don’t miss a unique and exciting full day of engagement by attending the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event. Taking place Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Northwestern University, Weiboldt Hall, Chicago, IL.
 
 
Women in technology face numerous challenges in their day-to-day work. If you would like to join other women in the field to discuss topics related to those challenges, AvramCamp is for you. This low cost one-day LITA preconference at ALA Annual in Chicago, based on the AdaCamp model, will allow female-identifying individuals employed in various technological industries an opportunity to network with others in the field and to collectively examine common barriers faced.
 
The day will follow the unconference model allowing attendees the power to choose topics most relevant to their work and their lives. Participants will have the opportunity to propose lightning rounds and session proposals on a variety of topics such as salary negotiation, creating inclusive job postings, and getting involved in open source software development. The opening session will address imposter syndrome. Come prepared with ideas for discussion topics!
 
 
The Facilitators for the day are Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago; and Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies at Northwestern University.
 
Support for AvramCamp generously provided by: OCLC Research; Digital Public Library of America; and EBSCO
 
 
Questions or Comments?
 
contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org