DEADLINE EXTENDED--Call for Proposals: IFLA=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99s_?=Information Technology Section and the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG

Evviva Weinraub evviva.weinraub at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 9 14:56:00 EST 2016

Proposal deadline now extended until March 20th!

IFLA’s Information Technology Section <>, the Women,
Information, and Libraries SIG
<>, and Northwestern
University Libraries <>, invite
proposals for a Satellite UnConference around theme of *Women & Library
Technology – Empowering Women’s Participation in Open Technology & Culture*.

We are soliciting proposals for 40, 20, or 5 minute lightning talks. These
can be how-to sessions, facilitated discussions, or traditional
presentations. Submitting a proposal for a discussion does NOT mean you
need to lead the discussion.

*Topics can include, but are not limited to:*

   -  Barriers women have with salary negotiation;
   - How to balance the desire for children with career advancement and
   workplace support;
   - Using Trello to improve project management;
   - How to get involved with Wikipedia;
   - Lessons on how to be more inclusive in your job postings to attract
   diversity and women into technology positions;
   - How to get involved with open source communities, or
   - Three things everyone should know about sexual harassment.

Please submit your proposals no later than *20 MARCH 2016* at

Speakers will be notified of their acceptance by early April.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to:

*Mathilde Koskas*
Email: mathilde.koskas at, or

*Evviva Weinraub*
Email: evviva.weinraub at northwestern.edufor more information.

See the full Call for Papers
on the IFLA WLIC 2016 website.


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