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Wednesday, March 16 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Leading girls in technology: A transformative solution for libraries
Per ALA’s Office of Diversity, in 2010 87.2% of librarians identified as white. ALA’s Maureen Sullivan adds, “To continue to serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities, our libraries and the profession must reflect this diversity...This is a matter of urgency for all of us.” Increasing the diversity of our library workforce is paramount to ensuring the best future for our profession and those we serve. To do so, we first need a diverse candidate pool. Attracting people who may not otherwise consider librarianship is the key. To that end, our library has been exploring opportunities to encourage underrepresented populations to engage with technology while at the same exposing them to careers in library science. Come hear about the development and outcomes of our library-hosted, 5-day, affordable, high quality technology day camp for a diverse cohort of young women.

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Angie Faiks

Associate Library Director, Macalester
Angi Faiks is the Associate Library Director of the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. In her current role, she manages Access, Instruction, & Research Services.Angi's professional interests include library innovation... Read More →
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Katie Witzig

E-Resources Library Specialist, Macalester College

Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
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