Hi there. I’m Kimberly Hirsh, a doctoral student at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. I’m also a licensed Media Coordinator (though I prefer the term “school librarian”) and Latin teacher, though I’m not working as either of those right now.

From 2012 – 2015, I was the Managing Editor for LEARN NC, where I coordinated the development and publication of professional development resources for teachers. In the 2011 – 2012 school year, I enlightened middle school students in two libraries in Granville County on subjects such as writing a novel in a month, the importance of citing your sources, and the motivational effects of listening to “Mah Na Mah Na” while working in the library. From 2004 – 2009, I was a Latin teacher at rural and suburban schools across North Carolina, lighting students’ fires with the torch of classical civilization.

I have three degrees (MSLS 2011, MAT 2004, BA 2003) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and am working on my fourth, but am indifferent on the point of basketball.

Learning is my passion and drives all of my hobbies. If you’d like to know more about what I’m learning and doing outside of school, please visit my Tumblr.


Photograph by Jackson Hall, courtesy of DSI Comedy Theater.