Andromeda Yelton

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LibraryCloud hackathon report: or, code as intersectional feminist critique

December 5th, 2014 · 14 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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counting keynoter diversity in libraryland

September 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Recently I mentioned to someone that the library speaker circuit is male-dominated, and she was surprised to hear it. It’s certainly a thing that feels overwhelming from the inside — I’ve been part of a 40% female speaker lineup in front of a 90% female audience — but maybe it’s not as much of a [...]

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jQuery workshop teaching techniques, part 2: techniques geared at affective goals

September 17th, 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 and pacing. Today, stuff I did to create a positive classroom climate and encourage people to leave the workshop motivated to learn more. (This is actually an area of relative weakness for me, teaching-wise, [...]

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jQuery workshop teaching techniques, part 1: pacing

September 16th, 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. 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 · 2 Comments · 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 · Comments Off · 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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