Two points:

1. Yes, I believe that white males who are not transgender pretty much defines that majority group that dominates code4lib conferences, the code4lib community as a whole, and the broader tech world.

2. The phrase "that believes they are actually male" is disrespectful and may be in violation of our code of conduct:

That said, if you have an argument to advance that there is some other group of people who are underrepresented at code4lib and deserving of financial help, please make it.  Just complaining about the rules without suggesting a correction is never going to be helpful.

Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>

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 earthly happiness." -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

On 11/25/2013, at 10:43 AM, Dan Eveland <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> So, by diversity you mean every single type of person except white male
> that believes they are actually male. Is that accurate? So... diverse
> except for one category specifically excluded through these rules. Is there
> any other category other then this one, specific, group of people who are
> not qualified to receive one of these scholarships? Really, I'd like to
> know. Perhaps it would have been more efficient to list who cannot get the
> help they need.
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Jason Ronallo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> For the Code4Lib 2014 Conference, 9 scholarships have been sponsored
>> to promote diversity.
>> CLIR/DLF has sponsored 5 scholarships, EBSCO has sponsored 2
>> scholarships, ProQuest has sponsored 1 full scholarship, and Sumana
>> Harihareswara has sponsored half a scholarship which was matched by
>> ProQuest. All sponsors have left it up to the discretion of the
>> Code4Lib 2014 Scholarship Committee for how to award these diversity
>> scholarships.
>> The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee will award 9 diversity scholarships
>> based on merit and need. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to
>> cover travel costs and conference fees for a qualified attendee to
>> attend the 2014 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Raleigh,
>> North Carolina, from March 24 - 27, 2014.
>> For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the
>> conference website:
>> You can see write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:
>> To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant must be interested in
>> actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib
>> Conference.
>> - Four scholarships will be awarded to any woman or transgendered person.
>> - Four scholarships will be awarded to any person of Hispanic or
>> Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific
>> Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.
>> - One scholarship will be awarded to the best remaining candidate who
>> meets any of the previously mentioned eligibility requirements.
>> Eligible applicants may apply based on multiple criteria, but no
>> applicant will receive more than one scholarship. Past winners of any
>> Code4Lib scholarship are not eligible for a scholarship.
>> The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and
>> financial needs.
>> Scholarship recipients are required to write and submit a brief trip
>> report to the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarships Committee by April 1, 2014 to
>> be posted to the Code4Lib wiki. The report should address: (a) what
>> kind of experience they had at the conference, (b) what they have
>> learned, (c) what suggestions they have for future attendees and
>> conference organizers.
>> All reimbursement forms and receipts must be received by May 26, 2014.
>> To apply, please send an email to Jason Ronallo ([log in to unmask])
>> with the subject heading “Code4Lib 2014 Diversity Scholarship
>> Application” containing the following (combined into a single attached
>> PDF, if possible):
>> 1. A brief letter of interest, which:
>>    - Identifies your eligibility for a diversity scholarship
>>    - Describes your interest in the conference and how you intend to
>> participate
>>    - Discusses your merit and needs for the scholarship
>> 2. A résumé or CV
>> 3. Contact information for two professional or academic references
>> The application deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm EST. The scholarship
>> committee will notify successful candidates the week of Jan. 6, 2013.
>> We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the Code4Lib 2014
>> Diversity Scholarships.
>> Council on Library and Information Resources
>> Digital Library Federation
>> ProQuest
>> Sumana Harihareswara