Andrew Hopkins Bullen
Current CV

Employment History

Aug. 1999- Illinois State Library Chicago, IL

Coordinator of Information Technology
  • Assistant manager of the Chicago Office of the Illinois State Library.
  • 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.


Successful Grants

  • (LSTA Funded, 2007) Industrial Heritage Archives of Chicago's Calumet Region. ( The initial project which digitized and created metadata for 2,337 images of the Pullman Company and the Acme Coke and Steel Company. These records are available through the Digitial Public Library of America (DPLA) as well as the Illinois Digital Archives (Calumet Heritage Project, the Pullman State Historic Site , and Southeast Chicago Historical Society.).

  • (LSTA Funded, 2010) The Pullman House History Project. ( The Pullman House History Project (PHHP) documents demographic information about all dwellings in the town of Pullman (now neighborhood, between 103rd and 115th streets in Chicago) that housed residents or businesses. It uses as primary source material the 1883 and 1889 city directories, the 1894 strike canvass, the 1916 phone books, and U.S. censuses from 1900 to 1940. There are more than 41,000 records in the data set. Example: 11145 S. St. Lawrence.

  • (ISHRAB Funded, 2015) The Pullman House History Project. This grant assisted in the normalization of heterogeneous census data, such as the nativity of personal names and professions. Example record.

  • (Landmarks Illinois, 2017) RES Study. Grant funding for an engineering study for Building #4 of the Pullman State Historic Site.

  • (National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2017) RES Study. Grant funding for an engineering study for Building #4 of the Pullman State Historic Site.

  • (Dailey Foundation, 2018) Digitization of the Horn Collection. ( This project digitizes and creates metadata for approximately 6,000 images of Pullman passenger cars.

Speaking Opportunities

Other Opportunities

  • Member of the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB), 2018-

  • 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.
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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

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