I’m a learner who writes. I live life and learn things, and then I write here about what I learn.

I’m also a space mermaid sparkle goth.

Need a more formal bio? Here’s one that starts out that way, and then dissolves into silliness.

Kimberly Hirsh is a doctoral candidate in information and library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the intersection of library and information science, fan studies, and the learning sciences; her dissertation research investigates the information literacy practices of cosplayers and the extent to which they build collective intelligence. Before beginning her doctoral program, she 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.

Kimberly is also a public speaker, theater and comedy producer and performer, avid reader, and eager gamer. She spends most of her time with a remarkable and small human that she grew in her uterus. She has been coding in HTML and CSS since 1996, but gets bored every time she tries to learn JavaScript. She seems to be trying to collect chronic illnesses like some sort of autoimmune Pokémon trainer. She has spent a lot of money on voice and dance lessons, possesses a vast stash of cheap acrylic yarn that fuels her crochet habit, and likes to imagine that she is both a manatee and a unicorn, but not a narwhal. She likes all kinds of media but is increasingly out-of-step with popular culture both because it is growing more fragmented and she is growing more old. She will not stop talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Kimberly Hirsh @kimberlyhirsh

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