Information Technology Services


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Educause Review 2/13/2017


© 2017 Marcia L. Dority Baker. The text of this article is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0.


The influence of established women in IT — specifically Florence Hudson and Melissa Woo — encouraged a librarian to apply for a position in Information Technology Services at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

A hands-on approach to planning the IT Leadership conference developed a strong collaborative network that also helped grow attendance.

Paying attention to the pros and cons of the 2016 conference guided the planners in modifying their approach to the upcoming October 2017 conference and its focus on diversity and inclusion.

A main goal for future IT Leadership conferences focusing on women and diversity in IT is providing attendees with practical ways to change their campuses.