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Apply for a Scholarship by Sunday or Register Now for AvramCamp

Apply for a Scholarship by Sunday or Register Now for AvramCamp

Join Core during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA for the full-day preconference event, AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers on Friday, June 28, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. If you are planning to attend Annual and would like to register for this event, the cost is $25. If you would like to apply for one of two $500 travel scholarships to attend, the application closes this Sunday, May 19.

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. Inspired 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. This activity will be moderated this year by Christina D. Mune, Associate Dean of Innovation at San Jose State University. Following a lunch break, there will be a Leadership Panel with open Q&A featuring Margaret Heller, Head of Digital Services at DePaul University; Dr. Pamella Lach, Digital Humanities Director at San Diego State and President-elect for the Association for Computers and the Humanities; and a third speaker, to be announced.

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. These topics will be explored during two discussion sessions scheduled for the late morning and afternoon. 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.


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