Argh Author: Kelly Sattler’s We Can Do It: Women in Library Information Technology

Our Kelly S has co-edited a book on women librarians who find stuff for you, a career dear to my heart since The Desk Set.  Of course, We Can Do It: Women in Library Information Technology a lot more than that; check out this description:

“Does gender play a role in library information technology (IT)? For the last several decades, libraries have primarily employed women, whereas IT jobs have been held by men. What happens when the two collide? What is it like for women who are working for IT within the library? Has it changed over time? Through personal narratives, we explore these questions and seek to provide guidance and encouragement for women and men in library IT, those pursuing a career in library IT, and library management. The collection includes themes concerning “Imposter Syndrome,” career trajectory, experiences of sexism and biases. Contributors also offer advice and encouragement to those entering or already in the field. Examples of positions held by the contributors include managers, web developers, system librarians, programmers, and consultants. This collection provides a voice for women in library IT, bringing their experiences from the margins to the center, and encouraging conversation for positive change.”

You can buy Kelly’s book here on Amazon,

or go here to learn more about it and Kelly’s career, which is amazing.

Working Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I fixed a bad scene.  Okay, I didn’t fix it, I trashed it and started over and wrote a good scene instead.  It took me two weeks of thinking to figure it out, but I’m very proud.  (I don’t think I ever showed anybody here that scene, did I?  The one in Rich’s cabin with the baph and Thanatos?  It had everybody in it, which is probably why it was a mess, although I feel that a giant goat from hell improves any scene.)

What did you make this week?