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Alison Glass is a first year grad student working toward an MSLIS with a school media specialization at Syracuse University. Because she is perpetually indecisive and persistently curious, this is her third round of graduate school. Alison was a teacher in a previous life, and is interested in all things education, including information literacy, social media in the classroom, censorship, and the future of school libraries. She is addicted to Pinterest and chocolate. Find her at her personal blog Beyond the Bookshelves and on Twitter @alisonjane0306.
Brianna Marshall is a second year dual-degree Master of Library Science/Master of Information Science student at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing in Bloomington, IN. She currently works for the IU Libraries as the Avalon Media System Project Assistant, Digital Library Research Assistant, and Scientific Data Curation Assistant. She is a 2012-2013 HASTAC scholar. After graduating in May 2014, Brianna would like to work with digital projects at an academic library. She blogs at www.briannamarshall.com and tweets occasionally @notsosternlib.
Celia Dillon is a student at Queens College School of Library and Information Science, in Queens, New York.. She also teaches first grade and hopes to focus on School Media Studies in order to pursue a career as a school librarian. She is interested in technology and print literacy and how to give students in urban areas more access to both. She loves anything that has to do with reading and recommending the perfect book, whether it be to students, friends or family. You can follow here on twitter at cadill08.
Chealsye Bowley is a first year MLIS and Museum Studies certificate student at Florida State University. Currently she is a Graduate Assistant in Digital Scholarship working with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and HackLibSchool alum Micah Vandegrift. Additionally, she is a Curatorial Assistant at Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, FL, and volunteers as a FL Student Activist Coordinator (SAC) for Amnesty International. She decided to become a librarian because she is curious about too many things, and is slowing taste-testing her way through librarianship. Follow her on Twitter @chealsye.
Joanna June is in her second year of an online MLIS through Florida State University. She is currently studying and working abroad as the Student Supervising Librarian for FSU’s International Program Study Center in Florence Italy. A television editor for many years and a geek through and through, she is most interested in audio/visual archives and media management. She has earned a technical certificate and keeps an eye on Internet innovation, digital intellectual freedom and international policy issues. She is experimenting with blogging and is (a little too frequently) @coffeebooksbeer on Twitter. She still hopes to one day work with the Muppets. (HC Spring2012)
Julia Feerrar is a first year master’s student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She recently completed her BA in English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she also worked as a writing tutor and archival intern. Julia hopes to draw on her English and writing background while pursuing her interests in academic librarianship, reference and user services, and digital humanities. She is an advocate for handwritten letters, but you can correspond with her on Twitter as well (@JuliaFeerrar).
Julia Skinner is a doctoral student at Florida State University. She received her MLS and Center for the Book certificate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where she lived for ten years after moving away from her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. She does research on how libraries and individuals engage with changing situations, both through her research in library history and her research in social media. She’s hoping to get lots of teaching experience at FSU and to branch out into some new research areas, and is always looking for new friends to chat with about all the awesome and exciting things going on in LIS! Find her on Twitter (@BookishJulia) and follow her blog here.
Nicole Helregel is a second-year master’s student at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science. She works as a graduate assistant at the Funk ACES Library doing reference and instruction, web design, exhibits, and special projects. Her main academic interests are reference & instruction, digital tools & resources, archives & special collections, and library marketing & promotion. She hopes to one day become a reference or outreach librarian at an academic library. Find her on twitter (@nhelregel) and follow her blog here.
Steve Ammidown is a first year masters student in the iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is part of the Archives, Information and Records Management specialization, which he hopes will lead to a career in government records management. He is always looking for ways to create interest in underappreciated collections. As an undergrad, Steve worked in Special Collections at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he became a bit of an expert on their comic book collection. He tweets about anything and everything under the name @stegan.
Teresa Silva is currently packing up her belongings and getting ready for her cross county move from the west coast to the east coast, to start her first year at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science in New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley in Ethnic Studies. It was while attending college and working at the university libraries that she became drawn to the library and information science field. Teresa is interested in learning the ins and outs of becoming an information professional, in particular museum librarianship and archiving. She looks forward to learning more about the challenges that confront LIS students and writing about them. She’ll be documenting her life as a student once again and living and new city on her blog. Follow her (brand new!) Twitter account @bibliotree.
Topher Lawton is coming up on his final semester with Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, working toward an MS-LIS & a certificate of advanced study in Data Science. His interests include information design and architecture, taxonomy, and the idea that librarianship goes well beyond the library. He sees the MLIS as an amplifying degree, and plans to use his growing skill set to translate information from specialized content areas into a form understandable by everyone. Topher’s undergraduate background in Music, English, and Biology forever forces him to stay interdisciplinary, a quirk he greatly enjoys. He contributes regularly to Information Space, authors Multivariable Librarianship, and can be found on Twitter @hieanon.
Amy Frazier is a second-year student at Emporia State University SLIM-Oregon in Portland. She spent a previous life in film and video production and media education, which eventually segued into librarianship. These days she works as a digital collections assistant in historical collections and archives at the Oregon Health and Science University medical library, interns at the Portland Art Museum, and serves as student liaison for the Oregon chapter of the Special Libraries Association. She’s into digital collections and initiatives, copyright issues and activism, black humor, and playing her ukulele really, really badly. Find out more about Amy at her blog, Sidelong Citation.