Core ALA Preconference: AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers
For Immediate Release
Program Officer, Professional Development
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
American Library Association
CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures during the the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC for the full-day preconference event "AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers". Each year Core sponsors AvramCamp, a safe and welcoming space for women and non-binary technology library workers to explore common challenges faced, learn strategies for dealing with them, and discuss specific tools to build confidence. Iinspired by AdaCamp, AvramCamp begins by exploring Imposter Syndrome, the feeling that you aren’t actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. Using the unconference model, participants then have the opportunity to choose the topics most relevant to them for discussion, such as salary negotiation, how to advocate for accomplishments/invisible work, and ways to promote diversity and equity in tech environments. The goal of AvramCamp is to create a support network and increase participation from underrepresented groups in open technology and culture to further the library community’s goals of ensuring equitable access to information for everyone.
AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers
Friday, June 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: TBD. Please note that this is an offsite event. Location information will be posted on the preconference webpage soon.
Registration: $25 for all attendees
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