Andromeda Yelton

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jQuery workshop teaching techniques, part 1: pacing

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’m writing up what I learned from teaching a jQuery workshop this past month. I’ve already posted on my theoretical basis. Now for the teaching techniques I used, drawing on my past teaching experience, to get mileage out of that inspiration. Today: pacing! Pacing (macro-scale) I covered the same material, conceptually, that I’ve taught before [...]

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What I learned teaching jQuery (part 1)

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

On August 11-12, I taught an Introduction to Programming Concepts via jQuery course at the DLF/Code4Lib unconference at the George Washington University. I was playing with several theories in developing this course: Porting to jQuery so that it could be 100% browser-based: familiar environment, no installfest, maximizes time available for actual programming concepts. Porting to [...]

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Why I support the Ada Initiative. (You, too?)

September 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I got involved with codes of conduct by accident. People were saying on Twitter that ALA should have one, and I didn’t want it to be one of those good ideas full of tweety energy that go nowhere, and called their bluff and set up a google doc, and everyone else realized this made me [...]

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how the meeting went

July 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Last post, I said I wouldn’t be voting to approve the LITA budget. And then I left you all hanging as I went off to Vegas, and recovered from Vegas, and started my to-do list recovering from Vegas… So, how’d it go? Short version Cindi Trainor Blyberg (now LITA past president) is a quiet meeting-running [...]

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Why I won’t be voting to approve the LITA budget

June 24th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Not every board member can be a financial wizard. Every board member, however, needs to be a financial inquisitor. 101 Board Basics: Fiduciary Responsibilities, BoardSource I ran for LITA Board on a platform of inclusivity, transparency, and financial stewardship. That means I consider it my sacred trust to you, the members, to understand LITA’s financial [...]

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where I’m at with Codes of Conduct these days

May 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

What I keep thinking about Codes of Conduct is they’re wonderful, but they lack ambition. Because at heart, what are we saying here? You really ought not to egregiously insult or threaten people, especially if they’re part of a vulnerable or minority group, and double-especially if your insults or threats are grounded in their membership [...]

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#litabd strategic analysis for fun and profit

May 13th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve had the pleasure over the last few weeks of having in-depth chats with several women who are top-notch strategic thinkers and have leadership roles in business and nonprofit organizations. Total contact high. And this has been dovetailing with my LITA Board almost-a-year retrospective thoughts. Because you know I can’t find something interesting without totally [...]

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WasteLab! (Children’s party edition)

April 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

A little while back I was at this fun presentation by Danish librarians at Harvard, about work they’re doing to envision and implement their public libraries’ futures. Part of it is the People’s Lab – basically, a pilot space that they’re giving to different local groups or library staff members on a rotating basis, so [...]

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My LITA Board service: an almost-a-year retrospective

April 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

ALA elections close tomorrow (eligible and haven’t voted? Go vote! The LITA slate is amazing). So it’s been about a year since I was elected, nine months on the Board, which is making me think retrospective-y thoughts. (Like everyone, I’ve meant to blog more about my experience on the Board. Like everyone, I’ve found that [...]

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ITAL: A Diversity of Voices?

April 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

The latest Code4Lib journal had an editorial addressing the gender balance of c4lj authors. That sounded like fun, so I have replicated the analysis on LITA’s journal, Information Technology and Libraries. (With thanks to the LITAns who made it open access as of volume 31, issue 1 – that made this much easier!) I did [...]

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