Women in IT roles at the University of California formed a university-wide women in tech community and describe the steps they took to get there and the lessons they learned.
Annelie Rugg is the Director/Humanities CIO at UCLA Humanities Technology (HumTech), where she has worked since completing her UCLA Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics in 2001. As Director, Annelie oversees all technology projects, initiatives, and operations undertaken in support of the second-largest humanities division in the country. Prior to becoming Director, Annelie served as CDH's Instructional Technology Coordinator for seven years, managing all instructional technology initiatives for the division, including development and support for course websites, instructional projects, and faculty training. Annelie joined CDH in 2001 as Foreign Language Instructional Technology Coordinator, applying her language teaching and prior technology experience to enhance language teaching and learning. Annelie's technology experience also includes three years as a director of marketing, project manager and technical writer at a startup software company. More recently, Annelie has led the creation of the Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL), a collaboration hub for faculty, librarians, technologists and students involved in digital research projects. Annelie previously taught Computer-enhanced Language Learning as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in UCLA's department of Applied Linguistics and continues to lecture on the subject in the Linguistics department.
This paper outlines a practical framework for capacity building to develop institutional digital humanities support for IT staff, librarians, administrators, and faculty with administrative responsibilities.