Hi! I'm Andromeda Yelton, and I'm running for LITA Board of Directors, as a Director at Large for 2013-2016. The election opened March 19 and will continue through April 26, 2013, via email. I would really appreciate your vote.
Member of Founding Team, Unglue.it, 2011-
Library Consultant, The Fessenden School, 2010-2011
Library Intern, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 2010-2011
Latin Teacher, The Fessenden School, 2003-2008
Scheduler, The Fessenden School, 2006-2008; 2011
LITA National Forum 2013 Planning Committee, 2012-
LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year Interest Group, cofounder & cochair, 2012-
LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee, 2011-2012
MS in Library and Information Science, Simmons College
MA in Classics, Tufts University
BS in Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
“Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship”. Library Journal’s Digital Shift, July 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.
“Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting”, ALA Editions webinar with Tiffany Mair. (recap and archive)
“Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks” (panel discussion), Internet Librarian, October 19, 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. ([pdf])
“Personal Branding for New Librarians” (panel), ALA Midwinter Conference, January 8, 2011.
Front end, and occasional back end, work on Unglue.it -- Python, Django, JQuery, CSS
Jaguar ALA Timeline, a visual guide to what happens, when, in ALA; 2011 ALA Emerging Leaders Team Jaguar project (I did the Drupal part).
DCKX, the Directory of Curricular Knowledge in XKCD, a subject index in PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS
I enthusiastically endorse Andromeda Yelton for the LITA Board-- or anything else for that matter. Andromeda is certainly one of the smartest people I know in the profession today. Her smarts and brilliant analytical skills would be reason enough to support her for LITA Board.
But beyond that -- and what sets Andromeda apart in my opinion-- is the deep humanity that infuses her thinking and writing. Oh and she's very practical and reality-based. Oh, and she writes with amazing style, clarity, and wit. And did I mention she is kind and generous, and of good humor?
In short, I believe that Andromeda is one of the shining lights in our profession, continually adding value to our ongoing professional dialogue through her writings and postings. I am deeply appreciative of her contributions and I believe she would be a positive addition to the LITA Board.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you'd like to hear me riff for another hour on all of the ways Andromeda is aces.
From the minute I met her, Andromeda has been engaged and passionate about LITA. She is a candidate focused on ensuring that all members of LITA feel welcome and able to participate and has regularly demonstrated her belief that learning and improving technology and coding skills have application across library job titles. Her dedication to the division and consideration for its members make her an ideal Board candidate.