27 January 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED--Call for Proposals: IFLA’s Information Technology Section and the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG

Proposal deadline now extended until March 20th! 

IFLA’s Information Technology Section, the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG, and Northwestern University Libraries, invite proposals for a Satellite UnConference around theme of Women & Library Technology – Empowering Women’s Participation in Open Technology & Culture.

We are soliciting proposals for 40, 20, or 5 minute lightning talks. These can be how-to sessions, facilitated discussions, or traditional presentations. Submitting a proposal for a discussion does NOT mean you need to lead the discussion. 

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Barriers women have with salary negotiation;

  • How to balance the desire for children with career advancement and workplace support;

  • Using Trello to improve project management;

  • How to get involved with Wikipedia;

  • Lessons on how to be more inclusive in your job postings to attract diversity and women into technology positions;

  • How to get involved with open source communities, or

  • Three things everyone should know about sexual harassment.

Please submit your proposals no later than 20 MARCH 2016 at https://goo.gl/USw6pI.

Speakers will be notified of their acceptance by early April.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to:

Mathilde Koskas
Email: mathilde.koskas@bnf.fr, or

Evviva Weinraub
Email: evviva.weinraub@northwestern.edu for more information.

See the full Call for Papers on the IFLA WLIC 2016 website.

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