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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 [log in to unmask] 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
her experiences at AvramCamp 2017.


*Erin 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.

*Anastasia 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*, 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


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

This event is a joint endeavor of LITA <> and PLA

*Questions or Comments?*

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, [log in to unmask]