December 4, 2021

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.

Learn More, Meet the Members of the First Cohort

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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