Andromeda Yelton

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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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Newtonian mechanics, and the LITA election

May 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I’m bad at physics. I went to an engineering school and I majored in math and I almost majored in chemistry so people thought I was supposed to be good at physics but, no. Put me in front of a free-body diagram and I react with this sort of blind scared incomprehension, forces are supposed [...]

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how to get me to want you as a concurrent session speaker

April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Earlier I blogged on how to get me to want you as a keynoter. Now that LITA Forum acceptances & rejections are out, I think I can safely blog on how to get me to want to accept your concurrent session proposals. I clearly gravitate toward some different things than many of my fellow committee [...]

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…a mass of incandescent gas…

April 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I was ego-surfing, as one does, and, well… Also considering registration for the pre-conference workshop, Introduction to Python. Co-taught by Andromeda Yelton, the Unglue.it librarian! Holy hell! I am starstruck. – The Global Librarian I’ve been starstruck. Still am, sometimes. I was a babybrarian three years ago — only three! A library school student at [...]

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Come learn Python with me! (early bird discounts end soon.)

April 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

So hey, I want you to come learn Python with me! tl;dr It’ll be awesome, and I’m so psyched about this workshop and I want to teach you Python, and early bird registration closes on Friday; register soon so you don’t miss out on the discount. What: The Library Code Year interest group is sponsoring [...]

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do you like adorable baby animals? on the internet?

March 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

When you run for LITA Board, you get a lot of questions about how to get involved in LITA. Now people could read through the LITA web site, which has a ton of info, but no one really likes reading through long web sites. You know what people do like? Adorable baby animals. Also? Reloading [...]

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So this happened…. (Library Journal M&S 2013)

March 13th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

The official announcement won’t be for a few days, and I haven’t read the article yet (so curious), but I guess I can tell you now because… …this is the photo on the front page of Library Journal right now, and that’s me having a dance party with Justin Hoenke and Kirby McCurtis and Kate [...]

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LITA Listening Tour Episode 6: Bohyun Kim

March 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

As part of my campaign for LITA Board, I’m interviewing a wide range of library techonology people about their involvement with the association. Today’s interviewee is Bohyun Kim. About Bohyun Kim Bohyun Kim is the Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library in Miami, FL. She has been a LITA member since 2008, [...]

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