PLA and LITA offer highly affordable workshop for women in tech

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/01/2018


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

Scholarships available. Apply by May 17!

CHICAGO -- Women in the technology field face numerous challenges in their day-to-day work. That’s why PLA is partnering with the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) to present AvramCamp, named in honor of library innovator Henriette D. Avram. AvramCamp 2018 will provide an opportunity for female-identifying individuals who work with technology to connect with peers and discuss shared challenges. Participants will collectively examine barriers to success, salary negotiation, creating and maintaining inclusion, and more. AvramCamp will be presented as a full-day preconference workshop prior to the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, La. Here are the details:

Date: Friday, June 22
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Room 230
Cost: $25 per person (separate registration required)
Registration Instructions:  You can add AvramCamp during the regular conference registration process or choose the preconference only. Visit the ALA Annual Conference registration site and enter your personal and demographic information. Choose Single Session, and continue on to choose the AvramCamp and complete your registration.

Scholarship Information
Want to attend but need financial assistance? Thanks to support from our sponsors, we offering several $500 travel scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by the deadline. To apply, please complete this form prior Thursday, May 17.

In addition to the AvramCamp preconference, PLA will be holding a Member Welcome Breakfast as well as numerous programs and business meetings at the ALA Annual Conference. Click here to learn more about PLA activities at ALA Annual.

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About PLA
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders.
About LITA
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership. The membership includes new professionals, systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and anyone else interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.