National Center for Women & Information Technology

A list of informational resources, tips, and talking points curated specifically for libraries by the National Center for Women & Information Technology to broaden participation in computing.

NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. This list includes resources such as tips for recruiting diverse students, talking points for discussing technology with youth, and flyers to help families encourage their girls to study computer science and related technology fields.

Audience: 
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Girls
English language learners
Youth of color
Lower income communities
Rural communities
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Careers
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Resource Type: 
Strategies
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