University of Virginia Library Introduces the First Cohort of the Women’s Maker Program
From the U. of Virginia Library:
The Library is thrilled to announce the 2020 inaugural cohort of the Women’s Maker Program, sponsored by the Charles L. Brown Endowment, the Robertson Media Center, and the UVA Library. The program aims to increase participants’ confidence and interest in STEM and makerspace technologies, improve their sense of belonging in the field, and better prepare them for future careers in the STEM workforce. In addition, the Library hopes to improve gender equality by ensuring that library makerspaces are inclusive spaces for all.
The cohort will spend the Spring 2020 semester diving into maker technologies, learning design thinking, helping host a maker camp for local Girl Scouts, and completing two community-focused projects.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.