Although I try to update it often, this CV may not be complete. Please feel free to email me (coral at sheldon-hess dot org) if you’d like a current PDF of my full, up to date CV.
- Web Services Librarian/Assistant Professor of Library Science; University of Alaska Anchorage, UAA/APU Consortium Library; 2009 – present
- Information Assistant; Carnegie Mellon University – Engineering & Science Libraries; 2008-2009
- Information Assistant; Carnegie Mellon University – Institutional Repository; Field Placement, Spring 2009
- Intern; National Aviary; 2008 – 2009
- Library Assistant; Brentwood Public Library; Summer 2008
- Senior Consultant; Booz Allen Hamilton; 2006 – 2008
- RF Engineer; i5 Wireless, LLC; 2005 – 2006
- Research Assistant; Carnegie Mellon University Electrical & Computer Engineering Department; 2003 – 2005
- Teaching Assistant; UVA CS Dept., UVA ECE Dept., CMU ECE Dept.; Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Summer 2004
Courses: CS 101, CS 201, ECE 410, 18-100
Current Professional & Volunteer Activities:
- Anchorage Programming Workshop – Co-founder and teacher, Web kunoichi
- American Library Association (ALA)
- New Members Roundtable (NMRT), Web Committee – Chair (2013-14)
- Library Information Technology Association (LITA), Web Coordinating Committee – member (2013-15)
- Council – Councilor-at-Large (2013-16)
- Alaska Library Association (AkLA)
- Social Media Committee – Chair (2012-present)
- New Members Roundtable – Vice-Chair/Past Chair (2013)
- Anchorage Chapter – Past President (2012, 2013)
- Web Team – Member (2012-present)
- 2014 Conference – Web kunoichi (2013-14)
- University of Alaska Anchorage – Faculty Senator (2013-15)
- University of Pittsburgh, Master of Library and Information Science, 2009
- Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005
- University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2003
- Open source could save libraries! Maybe!, Open Source Bridge. 6/24/2014.
- Technology, Librarianship, and Gender: Moving the conversation forward (full day preconference, co-moderator) – Codes of Conduct (mini-session). Code4Lib 2014. 3/24/2014.
- Tune in, Turn on, and Get Social, Panel Discussion at Alaska Library Association Annual Conference. 3/2/2014.
- Getting buy-in on user centricity, LITA National Forum 2013. 11/10/2013.
- Anchorage Programming Workshop, Anchorage Mini-Maker Faire. 7/27/2013.
- Back in the Stacks, Bringing Professional Organization into Professional Life, ACRL New Members Discussion Group Panel Discussion at ALA Midwinter. 1/27/2013.
- Librarians Build Communities: Advocacy Through Volunteerism. Pacific Northwest Library Association Annual Conference. 8/3/2012. (slides)
- Emerging Leaders Team Seeking States to Host Librarians Build Communities. ALA Advocacy Corner, American Library Association Annual Conference. 6/24/2012.
- Alaskan Librarians Build Communities. Alaska Library Association Annual Conference – Lightning Talks. 2/25/2012. (slides)
- Social Media Starter Kit. Alaska Library Association Annual Conference. 2/18/2011. (wiki page)
- Implementing New Tech Tools. DirLead (Alaska Public Library Directors’ Leadership Group) Annual Meeting. 10/15/2010. (blog post I wrote for attendees)
- ALA Conference for Students and Introduction to NMRT. Chapter Meeting, Virginia/West Virginia branch of the University of North Texas’s Library and Information Sciences Student Association (LISSA). 6/21/10.
- Twitter in the Classroom. CAFE Cloud Computing in the Classroom Workshop. 3/26/2010.
- “In Defense of Women-in-Tech (WIT) Groups,” Geek Feminism, March 4, 2014.
- “AkLA’s Social Media Efforts,” Alaska Library Association’s Newspoke, Volume 26, Number 2. April – June 2013.
- “What is a Web Librarian, Anyway?” Letters to a Young Librarian. 6/27/13.
- “Libraries: The Goldmine Down the Street,” Offbeat Home & Life, April 16, 2013.
- “AkLA Chapter News: Library Networking Night,” Alaska Library Association’s Newspoke, Volume 24, Number 2. April – June 2011.
- “Finding Your Feet in a New Place,” NMRT Footnotes, November 2009, Volume 39 No. 2.
- May Chapter Event Recap – Reverse Mentoring. The Confluence: Newsletter of the Special Libraries Association – Pittsburgh Chapter. Volume 74, Issue 2. August 2009. (Also excerpted in SLA Chapter Idea Bank, Chapter Chatter, Fall 2009.)
- Benjamin E. Henty, Jessica Hess*, and Daniel D. Stancil. Crossed Monopole Array for Single Mode Excitation of Ventilation Duct Communication Channels. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, June 2007.
- A Two-Element Directional Antenna for Coupling Wireless Signals into HVAC Ducts. Master’s thesis. August 2005.
- Jessica C. Hess, Benjamin E. Henty, and Daniel D. Stancil. Design of an Overmoded-Waveguide Directional Antenna for Use in In-Building Ventilation Duct Wireless Networks. IEEE International Microwave Symposium Digest, June 2007.
- Jessica Hess, Benjamin E. Henty, and Daniel D. Stancil. Scalar Network Analysis of Wireless Channels Using IEEE 802.11g Transmissions. Transactions on Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), pp. 2226–2229, September 2005.
- The Design of a Bird-Tracking Device Utilizing the Global Positioning System. Undergraduate thesis. May 2003.
Honors and Awards:
- Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship Recipient
- 2012 ALA Emerging Leader, sponsored by Association of College & Research Libraries – Science & Technology Section
- Pacific Northwest Library Association “LEADS” Leadership Institute, October 2010
- UAA/APU Consortium Library Staff Development Award to attend ALA Midwinter 2010, ALA
Annual 2011, ALA Annual 2012
- UCLA student scholarship to attend Electronic Resources & Libraries 2009
- High 5 Award (Booz Allen Hamilton), 2007 – In recognition of dedication to fostering a collaborative community across ITI Home Team 1 through participation in the Communications Focus Group
- Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, 2007
- Performance Recognition Award (Booz Allen Hamilton), 2006 – For outstanding support and dedication in developing the subsystem specifications and interface requirements for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Project
- Rodman Scholar (University of Virginia), 2000-2003
- William L. Everitt Student Award for Excellence (2003)
- Eta Kappa Nu – Electrical Engineering Honors Society
- Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honors Society
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars
* “Jessica Hess” is me. Coral is technically my middle name, though it’s the name I prefer. Also, my husband and I hyphenated names.