Do you want to participate in AvramCamp, LITA’s AdaCamp-inspired event, a one-day unconference for women in library technology, at ALA Annual in Chicago? Would travel funding help you to attend? Thanks to support from our sponsors, LITA is offering several $500 travel scholarships (apply here).
Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by the deadline (April 15, 2017).
ALA Attendees are encouraged to participate in LITA AvramCamp if they:
- Identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them;
- Participate in library technology (in any role);
- Can actively participate in discussions about women’s experiences in library technology, including talking about women’s achievements and the challenges they face;
- Want to work together and share strategies to support and promote women in the field;
- Are young or old; students or professionals; from a diverse range of backgrounds and types of libraries; and reflective of the breadth of librarianship.
Scholarship applications will be ranked highly if they:
- Belong to a group not well-represented in LITA, including but not limited to: people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+;
- Demonstrate an interest in actively contributing during the LITA AvramCamp.
These scholarships are intended for people who couldn’t otherwise attend AvramCamp. LITA can’t assess your financial need; we trust you to self-identify accurately.
How to apply
Please fill out this google form.
Applications are due April 15, 2017.
We will notify you by May 1, 2017.
Scholarship selections will be made by the LITA AvramCamp steering committee: Abigail Goben, Aimee Fifarek, Amy Buckland, Andromeda Yelton, Becky Yoose, Carolyn Coulter, Elizabeth Peele Mumpower, Evviva Weinraub, Jenny Levine, Jessica Hayden, Margaret Heller, Mark Beatty, Natalie DeJonghe, Nicole Sump-Crethar, Rosalyn Metz, and Zoe Stewart-Marshall.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: OCLC Research, Digital Public Library of America, and EBSCO, for your support of LITA’s AvramCamp and the Women in Information Technology Interest Group.