Now

Inspired by Derek Sivers‘s /now project, this page gives an overview of what’s going on with me recently. This page was last updated in September 2019.

🖼 The Big Picture

I’m mother to a toddler son who will be 3 in October. It impacts everything I do. It is the most important thing I’ve ever done. It’s really hard. It’s really rewarding. It’s all the cliches, and then some. I’m married to his dad, who is droll af, delightful, and kind of a big deal, if you’re into scholarly communication/copyright stuff. We all live together in Durham, NC and have ambitions of one day adding some cats to our family.

I’m a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I just finished my fourth year in the program, and yes, I’m still working on my comprehensive literature review. I plan to take my oral examination and defend my dissertation proposal in the fall. It is tentatively titled Information Literacy in a Hybrid Affinity Space and will focus on the information literacy practices of cosplayers. You can learn more on my Research page.

I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and polycystic ovary syndrome. I don’t feel great right now, but I’m working with my doctor and my family to take steps to change that.

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  • Kimberly Hirsh Mother. PhD student @ UNC SILS studying information literacy & connected learning. I do a bunch of other stuff, too. (She/her/hers.)