Core Event: 2022 Online AvramCamp

For Immediate Release
Wed, 07/06/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOCore is pleased to once again sponsor AvramCamp, an AdaCamp-inspired event that is named in honor of library innovator Henriette D. Avram. This half-day, online event allows women and non-binary technology workers a safe space to explore the common challenges they face, learn strategies for dealing with these obstacles, and discuss specific tools to build confidence. This event will engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-Core members, is encouraged to register and bring their own questions, experiences, and perspectives to the event.

In past years, AvramCamp began by exploring Imposter Syndrome. This year, in the spirit of the unconference model, we’d like to hear from participants on what they'd like AvramCamp to offer as the first workshop or keynote speaker for the day. If you have ideas on workshop topics or speakers, please complete this Google Form.

Registration is $25 for both ALA and non-ALA members. Registration is limited to 60 people, so save your seat soon!

“AvramCamp was well worth attending and one of the most interactive and engaging preconferences I ever attended.” – Joslyn, 2018 participant

“Thank you for this event! I’m still processing it, but my heart (and my head) is full.” – Amanda, 2018 participant

Find out more about AdaCamp and the Ada Initiative.

Still undecided? Read 2018 ALA Emerging Leader Aisha Conner-Gaten’s report on her experiences at AvramCamp 2017.

Core AvramCamp 2022
Virtual Event
Friday, July 29th, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT

Registration Fee:

All: $25.00

Register online.

If you're interested in sponsoring this year's AvramCamp, please contact Julie Reese, Core Director of Leadership and Management, at for information.

For more information on AvramCamp, please contact Mia Blixt-Shehan, Core Continuing Education Assistant, at

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.