LITA/PLA AvramCamp – Speakers and Facilitators Announced!

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Don’t miss this exciting, and affordable, networking and learning opportunity at the upcoming 2018 ALA Annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

LITA/PLA AvramCamp 2018
Friday June 22, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Morial Convention Center 230

Are you interested in connecting with female-identifying technology professionals who want to make positive change in their lives and professions? Join others in the field to discuss the challenges, joy, and lessons learned at AvramCamp, an AdaCamp-inspired event and named in honor of library innovator Henriette D. Avram. This one-day LITA/PLA preconference allows female-identifying individuals, employed in various technological industries, an opportunity to connect with others in the field and to collectively examine barriers to success. Find out more about AdaCamp and the Ada Initiative.

Registration is $25 for both ALA and non-ALA members. Lunch and afternoon break refreshments are included in the ticket price. Our workshop space is ADA accessible. Please contact lita@ala.org regarding other needed accommodations.

You can add AvramCamp during the regular conference registration process or choose the preconference only. At the registration site complete your personal and demographic information. Choose Single Session, and continue on to choose the AvramCamp and complete your registration.

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


Erin Berman head shotErin Berman is the Innovations Manager for the San José Public Library. She was an American Library Association’s Emerging Leader in 2014, was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers in 2016, and is currently a California Library Association At-Large Board Member. Her work in the library field has mainly focused on STEAM education and bridging the technology divide. Projects include Pop-Up Mobile Makerspace, which invited new ways of thinking about public urban space design, the Virtual Privacy Lab empowering people to take control of their online identities, and the Maker[Space]Ship, a state-of-the-art mobile lab.

Anatasia Diamond Ortiz head shotAnastasia Diamond-Ortiz is the Director of Lorain Public Library System in Lorain, Ohio. She is focused on helping librarians become more data literate and promoting the use of data to inform strategic thinking and innovation in public libraries. She co-founded and co-captained Open Cleveland, Cleveland’s Code for America brigade, and is actively working to promote open government. She can be found on twitter @anastasia_do.

Loida Garcia Febo head shotLoida Garcia-Febo, currently the President-Elect of the American Library Association, is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations.


Thank you to our generous sponsors: OCLC Research, and EBSCO, for support of the LITA/PLA AvramCamp and the Women in Information Technology Interest Group.

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This event is a joint endeavor of LITA and PLA.

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Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org