Andromeda Yelton

Across Divided Networks

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Education

SIMMONS COLLEGE, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA.
MS, Library and Information Science.

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, MA.
MA, Classics.

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE, Claremont, CA.
BS, Mathematics.

Selected Experience

OWNER
Small Beautiful Useful, LLC. July 2013-
I do software contract work (Python/Django) and help librarians learn to code through teaching, speaking, and writing.

MEMBER OF FOUNDING TEAM
Gluejar. May 2011 ~ July 2013.

LIBRARY CONSULTANT
The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA. 2010 ~ 2011.

LIBRARY INTERN
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston, MA. 2009.

LATIN TEACHER
The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA. 2003 ~ 2008.

SCHEDULER
The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA. 2006 ~ 2008; 2011.

LATIN TEACHER
The Steppingstone Foundation, Boston, MA. Summer 2005.

Presentations, Publications, & Code

Featured presentation and hackathon. Texas Library Association, April 8-11, 2014.

“Five Conversations About Code”.Online Northwest (keynote), March 7, 2014. (Delivered online. Video; bibliography, credits, etc..)

Software Carpentry Bootcamp. Invited to coteach by the Mozilla Foundation in their Toronto office. January 13-14, 2014.

“Why ALA Needs a Code of Conduct.” Library Journal, January 2, 2014.

“Introduction to Python”. American Library Association Annual Conference, June 28, 2013. Co-organized, co-taught, and secured grant funding from the Python Software Foundation and individual donors. (course page)

“True north: ebooks and the values of librarianship”. New Jersey ESummit, May 2, 2013. (bibliography)

“True north: ebooks and the values of librarianship”. Westchester Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 7, 2013. (bibliography)

“Report from the Digital Public Library of America Appfest”. ACRL TechConnect, December 20, 2012.

“You Say You Want a Revolution: ebooks, licensing, and the future”. Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting, December 7, 2012. (slides and blog post)

“Librarians and Code Year”, ed. Eric Phetteplace. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 52(1), Fall 2012. (fulltext)

“Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship”. Library Journal’s Digital Shift, July 30, 2012. (This was #8 on LJ’s list of the top opinion pieces of 2012.)

“Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services”, webinar through WebJunction, July 25, 2012. (Webjunction archive, my page for the talk)

“Personal Branding for New Librarians”. Annual Business Meeting, Initiation Ceremony & Reception, Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, April 10, 2012.

Presentation on Unglue.It to Mary Minow’s LIBR 281 Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Digital Copyright class at SJSU, April 4, 2012. (slides)

“Library Mobile Service Options”, to Rong Tang’s LIS 531R Library Automation Systems class at Simmons, March 30, 2012.

“The Future of Ebooks” (panel), Computers in Libraries, March 23, 2012. (video)

“Battledecks”, Computers in Libraries, March 22, 2012; winner.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services. ALA TechSource, January 2012. (buy a copy)

@jaguarbot, a Twitter bot based on my 2011 Emerging Leader project (github)

“Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting”, ALA Editions webinar with Tiffany Mair. (recap and archive)

Presentation on Gluejar to Mary Minow’s LIBR 281-03/LIBR 281-12
Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Digital Copyright class at SJSU, November 1, 2011. (slides)

“Give Books to the World”, ACRL CDIG’s E-books: A Brief Fix on a Moving Target, October 28, 2011.

“Personal Branding” (slides, podcast), Simmons GSLIS, October 27, 2011.

“Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks” (panel discussion), Internet Librarian, October 19, 2011.

Presentation on Gluejar to Google (Cambridge office), October 7, 2011.

“There is no spoon” (invited keynote), ACPL Library Camp, September 16, 2011. (slides)

Librarians’ Perceptions of Automation Systems: Survey Results 2007-2010. Marshall Breeding and Andromeda Yelton. ALA TechSource, May/June 2011.

“How to Build Five Libraries in One Month,” TEDxPrincetonLibrary, June 1, 2011. (watch it on tedxtalks.ted.com)

“A Simple Scheme for Book Classification Using Wikipedia.” Information Technology and Libraries, 30(1), March 2011. (post-refereeing draft [pdf])

“Personal Branding for New Librarians.” NMRT Footnotes, 40(3), February 2011. (article)

“Personal Branding for New Librarians” (panel), ALA Midwinter Conference, January 8, 2011.

ALA TechSource. Guest blogger, 2010-present. Post archive here.

“Battledecks”, ALA Annual Conference, June 28, 2010. (video)

“WorldCat API”, Simmons GSLIS Tech Lab Workshops, April 9, 2010

“Tagging”, Simmons GSLIS Tech Lab Workshops, February 26, 2010 and March 4, 2010

“Battledecks”, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 16, 2010; winner. (partial video)

Fessenden Virtual Book Fair.
A visual bookshelf allowing patrons to browse the library’s recommended books, read reviews, and purchase them. Generates revenue for the library via an Amazon affiliate link.

DCKX: an index of science content in xkcd.
A topical index of science-related strips in the popular webcomic xkcd, designed for science professors’ use with their course materials and implemented with an SQL back end and PHP/JavaScript/CSS front end.

Honors & Awards

LITA Director-at-Large, 2013-2016
Library Journal 2013 Mover & Shaker
ALA Class of 2011 Emerging Leader
2010 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award (press release)
2010 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarship for Library School Students