“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 researcher and consultant. She is a qualitative researcher whose primary research interests act as a bridge between fan studies and library and information science. Her other research interests include connected learning, information literacy, school librarianship, and youth services in libraries.
Her most recent research uses information horizon maps and semistructured interviews to investigate the information literacy practices of cosplayers. She previously served 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. She is also one of the creators of Project READY, a series of free, online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy.
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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