Andromeda Yelton, 2013 Candidate for LITA Director-at-large
My vision: 1) Technology is for everybody. Learning and collaborating on technology is empowering. Let's do more of that, and include more people by expanding and diversifying the membership. 2) Communication equals engagement. The Board and the membership need to have thoughtful, effective two-way communication, so that the members can benefit from engagement and hold the Board accountable to a high standard of service. 3) Stewardship matters. I want to safeguard the long-term financial health of the organization and help it do a better job of articulating its value, while serving the people (you!) who have given so much to me.
Unglue.it; Somerville, MA
Latin Teacher, The Fessenden School, 2003-2008
Degrees and Certificates:
Simmons College, MS Library & Information Science; Tufts University, MA Classics; Harvey Mudd College, BS Mathematics
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
LITA National Forum 2013 Planning Committee, 2012-2013; LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year founding cochair, 2012-; LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee, 2011-2012
Honors and Awards:
I've spoken and written nationally on ebooks, copyright, and library technology. A largely self-taught coder, I've done web development, a Drupal site for my Emerging Leaders team, a Code4Lib IRC bot plugin, and more; increasingly my code projects are open-sourced and documented so others can benefit from it. As a middle school Latin teacher and scheduler for all the classes in a K-9 school, I've learned to work with a wide range of people on complex topics. And I've won Battledecks (twice) and Carl Kasell's voice on my answering machine.
“Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship”. Library Journal’s Digital Shift, July 30, 2012.; Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services. ALA TechSource, January 2012.; Librarians’ Perceptions of Automation Systems: Survey Results 2007-2010. Marshall Breeding and Andromeda Yelton. ALA TechSource, May/June 2011.