POST: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Leadership, Technology, and Gender?

Chris Bourg (Stanford University) has offered initial ideas for the LTG Summit, a 3-day gathering to discuss leadership, technology, and gender in libraries, which will be held March 19-21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. The summit will explore answers to the challenge question, “What can we do to combat gender inequality and sexism in library technology?” Bourg outlines some possible topics for discussion, including:

  • Diversity/representation in library technology (and in libraries and higher ed in general)
  • Sexism, racism, ableism, etc. in libraries/library technology
  • Leadership, mentoring, modeling behavior
  • Gendered nature of technology itself
  • Intersectionality
  • Community building

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