Andrew Hopkins Bullen
CV 2017

Employment History

Aug. 1999- Illinois State Library Chicago, IL

Coordinator of Information Technology
  • Assistant manager of the Chicago Office of the Illinois State Library. Articles with the best writing are usually published directly at the main page of
  • Plan, develop, and support Internet-based services to further the mission of the Illinois State Library and to support libraries throughout Illinois. See portfolio on right for information on specific projects.
  • Represent the Illinois State Library at meetings, conferences, and committees.

Dec. 1993-Aug. 1999 North Suburban Library System Wheeling, IL

Manager of Information Services
  • Planned, developed, and supported Internet-based services for NSLS. See previous projects on right for information on specific projects.
  • Developed a training and implementation plan for NSLS libraries to gain access to the Internet.

Feb. 1995-June 1998 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL

Adjunct Faculty
  • Developed and implemented Internet, Microsoft Office, and other instruction courses.

1989- Dec. 1993 Center for Research Libraries Chicago, IL

Head of the Circulation Department
  • Managed the daily operations of the Circulation Department.
  • Supervised 2 professional and 6 para-professional librarians.
  • Represented the Center at meetings, conferences, and committees.


  • The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. CDSS Magazine, Volume 17, May, 1987.

  • Database Techniques for Librarians. G.K. Hall & Co. 1993. ISBN 0-8161-1967-8

  • Articles from the American Morris Newsletter

  • Connecting the Real to the Representational: Historical Demographic Data in the Town of Pullman, 1880-1940 (, in Code4Lib Journal, Issue 1, 2007-12-17

  • Bringing Sheet Music to Life: My Experiences With OMR (, in Code4Lib Journal, Issue 3, 2008-06-23

  • The Long Tale: Using Web 2.0 Concepts to Enhance Digital Collections (, in Computers in Libraries, Volume 28, Number 9, October 2008

  • The World's Most Perfect Town Reconsidered: Negotiating Class, Labor and Heritage in the Pullman Community of Chicago (co-authored with Dr. Jane Baxter, Depaul University), in Heritage, Labour, and the Working Classes (
    details/9780415618113/. Edited by Laurajane Smith, Paul Shackel, and Gary Campbell. June, 2011

  • The Town of Pullman in Image File, A Journal from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Volume 18, Number 1, June 2011.

  • A Doomsday Scenario: Exporting CONTENTdm Records to XTF (, in D-Lib Magazine, Volume 22, Number 11/12, November/December 2016.

  • Co-author, with Embrey, Theresa A.R. Music of World War I: Turning a Static Collection Into a Vibrant Resource (, in Computers in Libraries, May, 2017

Speaking Opportunities

  • Panelist & Speaker at the Railroad History & Archival Research: A Symposium, December 3, 2014. At the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

  • Speaker at the Code4Lib Conference, February 2008. "Bringing Sheet Music to Life With OMR"

  • Speaker at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, 2007. Presentation: "A Tour of the Pullman Virtual Museum"

  • Speaker at the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference, 2006. "The Illinois Digital Archives"
    Connect to the conference program

  • Lecturer and Instructor in Thinking Outside the Borders: Library Leadership in a World Community, a Mortenson Institute sponsored symposium that brought together participants from libraries around the world.
    A description of the Institute

  • Speaker at the Internet Librarian Conference, 1999. "Moving Out of HTML Into Database Solutions"

  • Speaker at the inaugural DevCONNECT OCLC Conference, May 8-9, 2017

Other Opportunities

  • Treasurer of the Chicago Area Archivists, 2017-2019

  • Illinois State Library's representive to the World War I Centennial Commission

  • Member of the Advanced Engineering Task Force of the Illinois Century Network. The AETF is an advisory board to the Illinois Century Network, a telecommunications backbone providing high speed data access in schools, libraries, museums, and universities, as well as local government and state agencies.

  • Instructor in the ILeadU program. ILeadU is designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools.

  • Contributor to Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL), an online series of continuing education audio lectures. My topic was "Digital Archives -- Search and Discovery: The Great Experiment: The Pullman Manufacturing Town" and was broadcast on 2.27.2009.

  • Participated in the development of the The Strategic Plan for Technology & Telecommunications for Illinois Libraries in 2003 and again in 2006.
    Connect to the plan

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University of Chicago

AB, Philosophy.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MS, Library Science.


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Personal Interests

The Pullman Civic Organization Site

Living in Pullman Expand for more information

The Pullman Morris and Sword site

Morris Dancing Expand for more information

The American Morris Newsletter web presence

Online Publishing Expand for more information

Performing as Le Cran Cran

Music Expand for more information

The NearReal Exhibition

The NearReal Artists' Cooperative Expand for more information

IMDb Entry

Current Portfolio

Illinois Digital Archives opening screen

Illinois Digital Archives Expand for more information

Electronic Documents of Illinois Expand for more information

EDI's search system, developed in XTF

XTF/search engine for EDI Expand for more information

Illinois Center for the Book

The Pullman State Historic Site

Using CONTENTdm's APIs

Illinois' World War One Commission

Music of the First World War

Research & Experiments

Scoping DPLA to Illinois

Using CONTENTdm's APIs for a Different UX

Converting CONTENTdm data to Linked Data

Previous Projects

  • Every Library in Illinois

  • Illinois Government Information Expand for more information

  • The Virtual Illinois Catalog Expand for more information

  • NorthStarNet Community Information Network Expand for more information

  • Digitization Software at NSLS Expand for more information

  • NSLS Internet Access Expand for more information