Andromeda Yelton

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My #IMLSFocus remarks

May 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I had the honor of being on an IMLS Focus panel this Thursday in Washington, DC. The theme of the day was needs of a national digital platform, one of the core IMLS funding priorities; my panel (chaired by the inimitable John Palfrey, and also featuring Bethany Nowviskie, Kim Schroeder, and Margo Padilla) was on [...]

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about that poster: what I think

April 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

What’s happening So the design for this year’s Banned Books Week poster has come out, and a number of people on the interwebs have found it … “problematic” if we’re being delicate, “gross and Islamophobic” if we’re not. There are lots of conversations going on, including among ALA Council and within the Office of Intellectual [...]

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The future of libraries (and how to stop it)

March 11th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I’m on a panel tomorrow about the future of libraries. This is atypical for me because, as I have said many a time, I am Not A Futurist. I’m a technologist, yes, but my interest in technology has always been primarily in its impact on society, which means all the predictive questions that interest me [...]

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#c4l15 keynote transcript

February 16th, 2015 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Following up on my last post, I made a transcript of my keynote at code4lib; here you go! In case you missed it: video (I start around 7 minutes in); my last post, which has links for various sites and ideas I mention throughout the talk. There are numerous small audio glitches which I’ve filled [...]

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#c4l15 talk extras

February 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

These are links, background reading, and photo credits for my code4lib 2015 closing keynote “Architect for wanderlust: the web and open things”. Also, slides [PDF]. ETA: Here’s the talk video. Links and ideas!!! I mention a bunch of links in the talk and here they are so you can click on them. There’s also a [...]

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LibraryCloud hackathon report: or, code as intersectional feminist critique

December 5th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Uncategorized

Monday I was at a hackathon for the Harvard LibraryCloud API. So this was great, not only because it’s good for us work-from-home types to leave the house and talk to humans instead of just our cats, but also because I got there and there were a whole lot of other women in the room! [...]

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ebooks choices and the missing soul of librarianship

October 8th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted. American Library Association Code of Ethics Yesterday I watched as Adobe Digital Editions told Adobe what book I was reading — title, author, publisher, year of publication, subject, description — and [...]

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how the next meeting went

October 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

In June, I said that I wouldn’t be voting to approve the LITA budget, due to a variety of unaddressed concerns. At Annual, Cindi Blyberg ran an awesome meeting where we put off the vote, to give our Financial Advisory Committee time to update things before the fiscal year close. And then I forgot to [...]

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what I’m looking for in Emerging Leader candidates

September 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

One of my happier duties as a LITA Board member is reviewing Emerging Leader applications to decide whom the division should sponsor. I just finished this year’s round of review this morning, and now that my choices are safely submitted (but fresh on my mind) I can share what I’m looking for, in hopes that [...]

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jQuery workshop teaching techniques, part 3: ruthless backward design

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

I’m writing up what I learned from teaching a jQuery workshop this past month. I’ve already posted on my theoretical basis, pacing, and supporting affective goals. Now for the technique I invested the most time in and got the most mileage out of… Ruthless backward design Yes, yes, we all know we are supposed to [...]

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