“This is my home online. It’s where you can find me. If you want to know me, knock on the door, and I’ll let you in.” - Austin Kleon
I’m a learner who writes. I live life and learn things, and then I write here about what I learn. I also write about what I’m creating and consuming and life as a parent and scholar with chronic illness.
I write to help ME understand the world, and then share that understanding with others. - Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega
The best way to get to know me is to read my blog archives, but if you’re more interested in my professional qualifications, you can peruse my CV.
Need a more formal bio? Here’s one that starts out that way, and then dissolves into silliness.
Kimberly Hirsh is a doctoral researcher at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation research uses information horizon maps and semistructured interviews to investigate the information literacy practices of cosplayers. She serves as a researcher on the Equity in the Making project, a National Science Foundation-funded project exploring how the spatial arrangements of academic makerspaces impact marginalized students’ decisions about whether and how to use them. Kimberly’s responsibilities on the EITM project include collaboratively creating qualitative research instruments such as surveys and interview guides, analyzing qualitative data, and developing a theory of the defining features of academic makerspaces.
Before beginning her doctoral program, Kimberly worked as public communications specialist and managing editor for LEARN NC, a university outreach program that shared innovative teaching techniques with K-20 educators. Her work at LEARN NC was shaped by her own experiences as a high school Latin teacher and middle school librarian.
You made it through all that? Here, have some more details about me.
- Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Input, Learner, Communication, Empathy, Intellection
- Top 5 VIA Character Strengths: Love, Humor, Love of Learning, Curosity, Perspective
- Top 3 Voice Values: Enthusiasm, Helpfulness, Transparency
- Holland Code: Artistic-Enterprising-Investigative
- Astrology: Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Cancer Rising
- Enneagram: 4
- Human Design: Projector
About the site
kimberlyhirsh.com has been around since 2009. I kept my internet things at many and varied other places before that.
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