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Save the Date: LITA AvramCamp 2019

Register now for this unique and affordable LITA workshop at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

AvramCamp 2019
Friday June 21, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join other women and non-binary technology library workers in a safe and welcoming space to explore common challenges faced, learn strategies for dealing with them, and discuss specific tools to build your confidence at AvramCamp, LITA’s AdaCamp-inspired event.

This one-day LITA preconference, built on the unconference model, will start with looking at Imposter Syndrome, the feeling that you aren’t actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. Participants will 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.

Our goal 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.

Facilitators will include:

  • Sara Margaret Rizzo, Systems Librarian, Monmouth University Library
  • Aisha Conner-Gaten, Instructional Design Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
  • Ann Slaughter, Director of Technology Services, RAILS

Sara Margaret Rizzo   Aisha Conner-Gaten head shot   Anne Slaughter head shot

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

Of the 2018 participants surveyed, 100% agreed that they learned new strategies and felt more confident about what they learned.

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

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

You can add AvramCamp during the regular conference registration process or go back and add it using the link in your confirmation email. Not attending the full conference? Register using the “Single Session” option and choose just the preconference.

For other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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