- Developer; Center for Open Science; 2014-present
- Web Services Librarian; University of Alaska Anchorage; 2009 – 2014
- Information Assistant; Carnegie Mellon University – Engineering & Science Libraries; 2008-2009
and Institutional Repository (Field Placement); Spring 2009
- 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
- Master of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
- M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
- B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia
- “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.
Publications – Online:
- “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.)
Publications – Peer-reviewed:
- 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” was me, before my husband and I hyphenated our names. Coral is technically my middle name, though it’s the name I prefer.