Andromeda Yelton

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#libtechgender: the dangers of a single story

December 21st, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Let me tell you some stories. One of my favorite TED talks is this, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The danger of a single story”: “The discovery of African literature saved me from having a single story of what books were,” she said — a single story that could be gripping and wonderfully written, that inspired her [...]

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reflecting on Introduction to Python for Librarians

November 25th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve asked my students to reflect on their experience in my Introduction to Python Programming for Librarians class (now in its last week). I’m going to reflect on mine too, but I’ll do so publicly. First off, the course sold out and had to turn people away. So I guess people really do want to [...]

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#libtechgender: your world and mine

November 20th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

This relates to yesterday’s post on ALA’s new code of conduct, and it doesn’t, and it does again. So these all happened in the last two weeks: I consider myself a pretty sensitive person with respect to these issues. In language as well as action, I try to let things be neutral and fair, evicting [...]

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The new ALA Code of Conduct

November 19th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve mentioned on Twitter, but this should be formally announced on the blog as well: ALA now has a conference code of conduct. how it happened The policy grew out of face-to-face and Twitter conversations a few months ago, with a highly collaborative (and fruitfully argumentative) Google doc draft that wound its way through ALA [...]

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what I learned as an Emerging Leader

September 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

As a LITA Board member, one of my happy duties is participating in the discussion about which Emerging Leaders should be LITA-sponsored. (I’ve already made my recommendations and won’t be discussing them. Moving right along.) It’s all very circle-of-life, and I think that makes it time to tell the story that sticks out most in [...]

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this nearly-all-female tech startup (it’s fun!)

September 8th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

In light of today’s tawdry-but-alas-unsurprising round of sexism (not to be dignified with a link), let’s have a counternarrative. This startup I’m contracting for? It’s pretty much all women. And I don’t mean that it’s a tech company where everyone except the developers are women. I mean the CEO/face of the brand/technical project manager/former sysadmin/mad [...]

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what I’ve been up to

August 26th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

So as we blogged at Unglue.it a month back, I have quit my job at Unglue.it so that I can teach libraries to code. I’m still figuring out what that means, and if you have opinions, I want to hear them! (Seriously. I have a big list of people to set up Google hangouts with, [...]

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When you walk into a room, count: diversity and LITA Forum.

August 20th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

This is what I ask: when you walk into a room, count. Count the women. Count the people of color. Count by race. Look for who isn’t there. Look for class signs: the crooked teeth of childhoods without braces, worn-out shoes, someone else who is counting. Look for the queers, the older people, the overweight. [...]

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Missing #ala2013 already? Why not come to #litaforum?

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

I’m on the planning committee for LITA Forum, which means this November 7-10 I’ll be in Louisville, KY, wrangling logistics, listening to some speakers I’m pretty excited about, taking advantage of bourbon country, and maybe hanging out with you. This means I’m going to have lots more to say about my personal conference highlights over [...]

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wearing what I want

May 28th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

It is one of those times when the blogosphere is talking about how leadership and professional identity dovetail with clothing choices. I love those times. Me, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the leadership angle of fashion choices (though I expect now that I’ve been elected to the LITA Board I will [...]

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