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June 18, 2004

The Rogue Librarian

The blog of Carrie Bickner, who works for the New York Public Library system's Digital Library. She is also the author of Web Design on a Shoestring, which apparently was inspired by her experience of trying to design a website for NYPL as the economy fell to its knees. She's funny, too, describing a past project doing cataloging which taught her two lessons: "1. catalogers rule and 2. I am not a cataloger."

--> http://www.roguelibrarian.com

June 17, 2004

Conference: Women With Megabyte II

June 21-22, 2004. Sponsored by the U.K. organization WomenConnect, this event explores the role and effective use of ICTs with a gender focus, and will be followed by a one-day workshop on Gender Evaluation Methodology.

--> www.womenconnect.org.uk/C2B/PressOffice/display.asp?ID=38&Type=2

June 2, 2004

In answer to some recent questions from visitors to this site...

I often get questions posted here in the comments section from people who are looking for grants and scholarships. I don't offer grants or scholarships myself, but thanks to Google, I can point folks in the direction of some who do. The following pages will lead you to lists of grants. Please don't ask me for more information, because I don't have it. Instead, check out the links provided and contact the relevant institutions directly.

"HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux"

From LinuxChix, this document originated in the comments of women who attended a "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) gathering and had some thoughts about what prevents women from becoming part of the tech community. "While we represent the women who 'made it,' we still have fairly important insights into why other women left or never entered the Linux community, as well as being keenly aware of the pressures which are currently pushing us out of the community." (Hint: sexist jokes and the word "bitch" are no-nos. Wow, is that, like, not totally obvious already? Explains a lot!)

--> www.linuxdig.com/howto/ldp/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO.php#AEN28