Andromeda Yelton, 2016 Candidate for LITA Vice-President/President-Elect

 Photo of Andromeda Yelton by Molly Tomlinson, photoclave.comStatement

My themes for LITA are identity, investment, and inclusion.

*Identity* means articulating clearly whom we serve; aligning our programs and services with their needs; and communicating this to current and prospective members.

*Investment* means both financial stability and professional development: investing in our people through high-quality education, conference programming, and leadership development opportunities.

*Inclusion* means reaching out to a broad range of library technologists, ensuring diversity in our leadership, and holding ourselves to high standards of hospitality.

Current Position

Owner/consultant, Small Beautiful Useful, LLC, Somerville, MA

Previous Positions

Member of founding team,, 2011-2013
Latin teacher, The Fessenden School, 2003-2008

Degrees and Certificates

Simmons College, MSLIS
Tufts University, MA, Classics
Harvey Mudd College, BS, Math

Division Affiliations


Were you an Emerging Leader?


Offices Held in the ALA/APA, State, & Regional Library Associations, and Other Associations

LITA Director-at-Large, 2013-2016
LITA Library Code Year Interest Group, Founder & Chair, 2012-2013
LITA National Forum Planning Committee, 2012-2013
LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee, 2011-2012
Ada Initiative, Advisory board member, 2014-2015

Honors and Awards

Library Journal Mover & Shaker, 2013
ALA Emerging Leader, 2011
LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, 2010

Major Accomplishments

Keynotes and other national speaking engagement including a Code4Lib national conference keynote (Portland, 2015)
Technology workshop teaching, including invited co-teaching of the Mozilla Foundation's first Software Carpentry workshop for librarians (Toronto, 2014)
Writing of numerous articles and ALA TechSource Library Technology Reports


Coding for Librarians: Learning by Example. Library Technology Reports (ALA TechSource), Volume 51, Number 3, April 2015
Librarians' Assessments of Automation Systems: Survey Results, 2007-2010. Library Technology Reports (ALA TechSource), Volume 47, Number 4, May/June 2011.
“A Simple Scheme for Book Classification Using Wikipedia.” Information Technology and Libraries, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2011.

Links to Further Information

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