At Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:35:54 -0500,
Laura B. Palumbo wrote:
> As a soon to be librarian and a female engineer, I can tell you that your
> numbers generally reflect the status of women in the STEM areas as a
> whole. According to the Economics and Statistics Administration, women
> hold less than 25% of tech jobs (2009). I think that you are right on
> target in wondering how to attract more women into the techy end of
> libraries; in addition to promoting STEM areas to young women, I feel that
> a good place to start is to advocate for more integration of coding
> (beyond basic web design) into required library courses.
CS (computing, programming, library tech, etc.) is especially
distressing because women are a) underrepresented when compared to
most other STEM fields (save perhaps engineering or physics), and b)
the underrepresentation of women has been getting *worse* in CS over
the past 20 years.
See, e.g.,  and 
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