DLF Child Care Fund

Help DLF provide child care at events.

Dear Friends,

DLF is asking for your help. 

As part of a larger effort to make our annual meetings as welcoming and accessible as possible, for the past three years we have worked to offer quality, subsidized child care services right in the DLF Forum conference hotel. This is important—even game-changing for some parents and caregivers—who would otherwise not be able to attend and contribute their insights and expertise, for the benefit of all.

But the donations that started our Child Care Fund are nearly depleted. We want to continue providing free or low-cost child care at Digital Library Federation events.

  • Child care responsibilities disproportionately impact women, who face other structural hurdles in libtech fields.
  • Your donation is meaningful and has a direct impact on the growth and success of the DLF community, by ensuring that caregiver status is not a barrier to participation.
  • DLF events are break-even at best, so your support is critical.

I remember missing out on opportunities and important conversations as a young mother. Just knowing that my conference communities were aware and working on the issue would have mattered to me. You can make a difference for your colleagues. Support the DLF Child Care Fund with a one-time or recurring donation.

Please consider DLF for your annual giving and take a moment to DONATE. And even if that’s not possible for you, we hope you will help us amplify and share this message.

With deep thanks,

Bethany Nowviskie, Director



DLF’s parent organization, CLIR, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. Your donation may be tax-deductible.


Thank you to our 2018 Child Care Fund donors!

Bestie ($500–$999)

The Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)
Digital Bedrock
Rachel Frick
Reed College Library

Sidekick ($250–$499)

J. Willard Marriott Library at The University of Utah

Buddy ($100–$249)

Catherine Aster
Daniel Cohen
Hannah Frost
Bethany Nowviskie

Friend ($50–$99)

Rachel Appel
David Isaak
Kari Kraus
John Mark Ockerbloom
Helene Williams
Elizabeth Woolcott

Pal ($1–$49)

Lauren Algee
Aaron Brenner
Alison Clemens
Maddie Clybourn
Margaret Dickson
Joanna DiPasquale
Amy Furness
Alex Gil
Margaret Heller
Shannon Kipphut-Smith
Louisa Kwasigroch
Kara Long
Rebecca Quon
Shilpa Rele
Amanda Rust
Yasmeen Shorish
Sally Vermaaten
Jennifer Vinopal