Planning Committee:
Kyle Courtney
June Casey
Meg Kribble
Lisa Junghahn
Mindy Kent
Carli Spina
Claire DeMarco

Speaker Biographies

Dustin Lewis

Dustin A. Lewis is the H2O Project Manager and Technical Lead. A joint project of the Harvard Law School Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, H2O is an open-source online platform that allows professors to freely create, remix, and share casebooks under a Creative Commons license. Previously, Dustin served as a Program Associate at the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, and as a Visiting Professional in the chambers of Judge Sir Adrian Fulford at the International Criminal Court. Dustin is a graduate of Utrecht University School of Law and Harvard College.

Catherine Mello Alves

Catherine Alves has been with the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries since 1995, first as a Quadrant Law Librarian and now as Head Law Librarian for the Lowell and Lawrence Law Libraries. Before coming to the Trial Court Law Libraries, Catherine was Legislative Reference Librarian at the State Library in Rhode Island and a Regional Coordinator for eastern regions of the Rhode Island Library Network. She was active in the Rhode Island Library Assocation serving as Treasurer and President. Catherine received her MLS from Simmons College and her BA from Regis College in Weston, MA.

Jason Eiseman

Jason Eiseman is the Head of Technology Services at Yale Law School Library. He serves as the law library webmaster, works on special technology projects, and helps guide technology use in the law library. He has experience in academic and law firm libraries working with intranets, websites, and technology training. Before coming to Yale, Jason was the Computer Automation Librarian at a law firm in Portland, Oregon.

Bess Reynolds

Bess Reynolds is the Technical Services Manager in the Library & Knowledge Management Department of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, where she has been for seven years. She previously worked at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft in New York and McCutchen Doyle (now Bingham McCutchen) in San Francisco.

Bess is the author of “The Challenges of e-Books in Law Firm Libraries,” published in The New Librarian, an AALL-ILTA Digital White Paper, October 2012. She specializes in implementing new technologies and pushing the bounds of the integrated library system to create a single silo for most of the firm’s paid content from external resources. Her previous experience in libraries includes working in schools and at The Exploratorium, the science museum in San Francisco. Before becoming a librarian, Bess worked as an investment banker.

Bess holds an MS in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and an undergraduate degree in geography from Vassar College.

Bess is a member and past Technology Committee chair of LLAGNY, the past chair of the AALLNET Committee for AALL, and a member of SLA. She is the past chair of the New York Law Librarians Technical Services Roundtable. She can be reached at breynolds@debevoise.com. Her highly personal Twitter feed is @bibliobess

Andromeda Yelton

Andromeda Yelton is a member of the founding team at Unglue.it, where she does library outreach, IT infrastructure, usability, communications, and anything else that needs doing. Professionally, she's passionate about promoting coding, collaboration, and diversity in library technology. She has a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an MA in Classics from Tufts, and an MLS from Simmons; before entering libraryland she taught Latin to middle school boys. She blogs at andromedayelton.com and was one of the leaders of the crowdsourced philanthropy project Buy India a Library. Her notable honors include winning the 2010 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award; speaking at TEDxPrincetonLibrary; being selected as an ALA Emerging Leader, class of 2011; and having been a listener contestant on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain is Professor of Law and Vice Dean of Library and Information Resources, at Harvard Law School, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Previously, Zittrain was Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It as well as co-editor of the books, Access Denied (MIT Press, 2008) and Access Controlled (MIT Press, 2010).