Find Yourself (and a Librarian) at the CEWiT Summit

The Center of Excellence for Women and Technology (CEWiT) will be holding their annual Summit Friday and Saturday. The CEWiT Summit is aimed at showing women in a variety of different fields that they can interact as women and as technology users. While the workshops may be aimed at women, the Summit is open to anyone.

I’m not a woman in technology. What’s there for me?

This Summit is an opportunity to guide you towards excellence in your career and leveraging technology know-how. It also addresses social issues that arise in our increasingly tech-driven world. Therefore, to take away value from this event, you don’t need to know hard and fast tech skills, just be someone who exists in or is soon to enter a career impacted by rapidly changing technology in our daily life. If you’re a student or a librarian, that probably includes you!

Why should I check out librarian speakers while I’m there?

You may not realize that librarianship is a field that offers many tech-focused career options. Because librarianship is a primarily female-dominated field that involves a lot of technology and information management, these librarians can provide an interesting perspective on women and technology. Additionally, different librarians use technologies in different capacities and may open your eyes to the diversity of the career field.

Who should I see speak at the Summit?

Well, ideally, you will get to see all of the librarians who are speaking at the event this weekend. But if you can’t, this might help you narrow down which breakouts you want to attend.

If you’re interested in social awareness in the development of new ideas…

Jaci Wilkinson is the Head of the Discovery and User Experience department at Wells Library. She will be leading a session on algorithmic awareness and the research that lies at the foundation of the topic.

Algorithmic Awareness – Gender and Race

Friday, March 6, 2:00 PM

Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union

If you’re interested in getting started with searching digital archives…

Jackie Fleming is a Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, who will be leading a session on how to use Artstor, one of the largest digital archives of images, available to students through the library.

Artstor: Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Friday, March 6, 11:00 AM

Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union

If you’re interested in makerspaces and how women interact in them…

Leanne Nay is the Digital Engagement Librarian. Leanne created a Mini Makerspace in Wells Library; a makerspace is a community workspace for people with shared interests to work and collaborate. She will be presenting more on makerspaces, and how women interact with them, at the Summit.

Women & Makerspaces: Explorations of Gender in the Maker Movement

Saturday, March 7, 1:30 PM

State Room West, Indiana Memorial Union

 If you’re interested in learning more about unique educational resources…

Julie Marie Frye is the head of the Education Library & Sarah Hare is a Scholarly Communication Librarian who focuses on Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as outreach to undergraduates. They will be presenting on developing chalk talks, which are lectures accompanied by drawing works and visuals during the lecture to highlight points.

Creating Chalk Talks for Higher Education

Friday, March 6, 3:00 PM

Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Gutenberg WordPress Editor Tutorial

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is the new block-based blog post editor in WordPress. Elements including images, text, galleries, and columns are now encapsulated in blocks, which you can use to easily arrange elements up and down on the page.

What You See Is What You Get Editing (WYSIWYG)

Besides the ability to add new elements in blocks, the other key difference between Gutenberg and the classic editor is that Gutenberg is What You See Is What You Get Editing (pronounced “Wizzy-wig” – fun, right?). That means that while writing in the Gutenberg Editor you are able to see exactly what your post will look like once it is published.

Start Your Blog Post

  1. At the top of the editor, there will be a block that says “Add title”. This is the only block that cannot be adjusted around the page. Click the block and type in the title of your post.
  2. Immediately below the Title, you will see some text that says “Start writing or type / to start a block”. Hover over this text and you will see a number of options for choosing your block type. This is how you will add your first block of content.    

Add a Block

If it is your first block, you will already be prompted to select a type of block. If it’s not, you select the block you would like to add a new block before or after. Select the three vertical dot icon to see an options menu. Select either “Insert Before” or “Insert After”, depending on where you would like to place your next block.

There are several ways to select a type of block. If you want to simply add a paragraph, the simplest way to add a paragraph block is to just start typing your paragraphs.

Forward Slash Shortcut

By typing “/” into the content block, you will be prompted with a list of popular types of blocks. Select one from the list to start working in that type.

“+” Icon

If you click on the “+” Icon on the far left side of the block, then you will be prompted with a menu. At the top, you can search for a specific type of block. Below the search bar, you will see a group of most used blocks to choose from. Scroll down below the most used blocks and you will an accordion with all of the available types of blocks. You can click on an option through any of these means in order to begin working in your desired type of block.

Moving a Block Up or Down

If you would like to move a block up or down relative to other blocks, you may do so by clicking on the block you would like to move and then clicking the up or down arrow on the far left side.

Deleting a Block

To delete a block, highlight the blocks that you would like to delete and hit “backspace” on your keyboard.

Want to Learn More?

Visit WordPress’ Go Gutenberg site for a tour, FAQs, and explanations of all the different blocks.