SIMMONS COLLEGE, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA.
MS, Library and Information Science.
TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, MA.
HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE, Claremont, CA.
Small Beautiful Useful, LLC. July 2013 ~ January 2017.
I do software contract work (Python/Django) and help librarians learn to code through teaching, speaking, and writing. My clients include:
MEMBER OF FOUNDING TEAM
Unglue.it. May 2011 ~ July 2013.
The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA. 2010 ~ 2011.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston, MA. 2009.
The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA. 2003 ~ 2008.
The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA. 2006 ~ 2008; 2011.
The Steppingstone Foundation, Boston, MA. Summer 2005.
Presentations, Publications, & Code
“Introduction to Programming Concepts via jQuery” (workshop). NERCOMP, June 10, 2015. (course page)
“Code lets you see” (keynote). Amigos Member Conference , online, May 14, 2015.
“Building the Future by Building Your Staff”. Wisconsin Trustee Training Week, online, August 21, 2014. (slides)
“Introduction to Programming Concepts via jQuery” (workshop). DLF/Code4Lib unconference, Washington, DC, August 11-12, 2014. (course page)
“Building gorgeous responsive web sites fast with Twitter Bootstrap” (workshop). American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 29, 2014. (course page)
Featured presentation and hackathon. Texas Library Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 8-11, 2014. (slides: what is a hackathon)
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, Chicago, Illinois, 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)
“Personal Branding for New Librarians”. Annual Business Meeting, Initiation Ceremony & Reception, Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, April 10, 2012.
“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)
“Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting”, ALA Editions webinar with Tiffany Mair. (recap and archive)
“Give Books to the World”, ACRL CDIG’s E-books: A Brief Fix on a Moving Target, October 28, 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.
“Personal Branding for New Librarians.” NMRT Footnotes, 40(3), February 2011. (article)
“Personal Branding for New Librarians” (panel), ALA Midwinter Conference, January 8, 2011.
“Battledecks”, ALA Annual Conference, June 28, 2010. (video)
“WorldCat API”, Simmons SLIS Tech Lab Workshops, April 9, 2010
“Tagging”, Simmons SLIS Tech Lab Workshops, February 26, 2010 and March 4, 2010
“Battledecks”, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 16, 2010; winner. (partial video)
Fessenden Virtual Book Fair. An online 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.
Honors, Awards, & Professional involvement
- Director-at-Large, 2013-2016
- 2013 National Forum Planning Committee
- Founder & co-chair, Library Code Year Interest Group
Ada Initiative Advisory Board, 2014-2015
Library Journal 2013 Mover & Shaker
American Library Association Class of 2011 Emerging Leader
2010 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award (press release)
2010 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarship for Library School Students