18/09/2012 § Leave a Comment
Here at Hack Library School, we pride ourselves on providing engaging, thoughtful, and useful resources for Library and Information Science students. The best part of this experience, in my opinion, is the community the writers have with each other and our readers. Unfortunately, because we’re a blog by and for students, eventually we have to move on to bigger and better things (like full-time professional gigs). The good news for all of you is that we’re looking for a new group of dedicated students who would like to be regular contributors here.
We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, skilled writers who have backgrounds and specialties that we’re currently lacking at HLS. We’re looking for a diverse group of writers: diversity of experience, professional interests, and opinions. We strive to critically engage with topics and we’re not afraid of “stirring the pot,” and we hope you aren’t either!
The commitment is relatively low. We try to post 3 times a week. As the schedule sits now, each writer contributes about a post a month on the topic of their choosing. New writers will get paired up with a mentor (an “original” Hack Library School writer) to help with your first few posts and generally ease your nerves.
If you’re interested in regularly contributing to the blog, please send Brianna (bhmarsha at indiana dot edu) an email with the following “application materials” by Oct. 5, 2012:
- A brief bio about yourself.
- Your school and anticipated graduation date.
- Your professional interests and 2-3 topics that you would like to write about.
- A writing sample, if possible. This does not need to be formal. Feel free to link us to a personal blog, a paragraph of a paper, etc. We just like to get a feel for your writing style.
If you are a recent graduate or can’t commit to being a regular contributor, please consider writing a guest post for us! Just indicate that you are interested in a guest post in your email.
We look forward to hearing from you!
08/08/2011 § 3 Comments
I am pleased and honored to present the first three of our new writers: Rose L. Chou, Ashley Wescott and Teresa Silva. We are very excited about their contributions and unique points of view, so please help me in welcoming them.
- Rose L. Chou – San Jose State
Rose L. Chou is nearly halfway through the program at San Jose State University, where she is focusing on archives. Originally from Greenville, SC, Rose lives in the Washington, DC area and works as a Circulation Specialist at the American University Library. LIS interests include archives of color, archival reference, digital preservation, and diversity. Non-LIS interests include pop culture and social enterprise. Rose tweets as @roselovecand blogs at anthroarchivist.
- Ashley Wescott – University of N. Texas
Ashley Wescott is currently earning an MLIS from the University of North Texas online. She is interested in youth services and library advocacy. Ashley works as a children’s services associate at a Chicagoland library, and as a research analyst for a marketing consulting firm. Her spare time is spent discovering great books, walking my rat terrier and seeing plays with her husband. Follow her on Twitter as@2thelibrary.
- Teresa Silva – Pratt Institute
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. « Read the rest of this entry »