Andromeda Yelton

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what I’m looking for in Emerging Leader candidates

September 26th, 2014 · No 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 · 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, 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 · No 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 · 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 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 · 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 · 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 · 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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