Wednesday, April 13
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, EST
The publishing, library, and information management industries often attract a majority of women to the field. While this is true overall, the representation of women and minorities in the technology segments of the community is significantly lower. This is true in the wider technology sphere as well, where representation of women and minorities is woefully low. This lack of diversity can have negative impacts on the solutions advanced, products developed, and services provided by libraries and publishers. This session will highlight potential approaches to improving representation in the technical management of libraries and publishers. Speakers will also cover efforts underway to expand skills and advancement opportunities for under-represented groups in our community, especially at the management level. Speakers in this roundtable discussion include Bess Sadler, Stanford University; Elizabeth Caley, Meta; Amanda J. Wilson, U.S. Department of Transportation; and Elizabeth Wickes, University of Illinois. For more information and to register, visit the event page.