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
- Community building
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