Experience

I have done a lot of different things and sometimes gotten paid for them. Here are the kind of things I’ve done.

Research Experience

Doctoral Researcher, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information & Library Science, 2015 - present

  • conduct original qualitative research including research design, interview protocol development, interviewing, analyzing qualitative data, and reporting research, including on the National Science Foundation-funded Equity in the Making project
  • create in-depth reviews of literature on a variety of topics related to library & information science

Editorial & Content Management Experience

Contract Metadata Analyst, National Humanities Center, 2019

  • conducted sample content inventory
  • developed custom DCMI-compatible metadata schema to describe learning objects designed for a K-12 audience

Managing Editor, LEARN NC, 2012 - 2015

  • worked with authors at every phase of writing from development to publication
  • managed collection of over 10000 digital objects and associated metadata
  • used custom content management system and metadata schema to organize content
  • publicized content using press releases, newsletters, blogs, and social media

Contract Editor, Research Square, 2011

  • provided English line edits for authors with other first languages writing in English

Training & Teaching Experience

Research Assistant, Project READY, 2016 - 2019

  • developed and delivered face-to-face and virtual professional development curriculum focused on antiracist librarianship

Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, 2017

  • supported instructor of record in conducting class
  • acted as sole instructor for 2 sessions

Media Coordinator, Granville County Schools, 2011 - 2012

  • provide library instruction to students in grades 6 - 8
  • managed and promoted physical and digital collection

Latin Teacher, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004 - 2009

  • taught grades 9 - 12 in Latin levels I - III with class sizes from 4 - 35

Performance and Production Experience

Creator and Producer, Kimberly Hirsh Presents Podcast, 2020 - present

  • produce, host, and edit podcast

Founding Producer and Performer, The Improvised Whedon Company, 2015 - 2016

  • managed improv comedy company with 7 members
  • performed TV/movie-inspired long-form improv comedy show monthly

Indy 5000 Producer, DSI Comedy Theater, 2016

  • produced monthly showcase for independent improv comedy teams
  • recruited teams to participate in showcase

Performer, DSI Comedy Theater, 2014 - 2016

  • performed in both short-form and long-form comedy shows several times a month, including Versus, a hip-hop improv show

Performer, Durham Savoyards, 2005 - 2014

  • performed in Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas

Performer and Producer, various Triangle area theater companies, 1995 - 2012

  • performed in and produced both plays and musicals at various companies throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina

Web Development Experience

Hobbyist/Volunteer Web Developer, 1995 - present

  • use HTML, CSS, and content management systems including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and micro.blog to create and maintain websites

Non-Profit Experience

Board Member, 1996 - present

  • Member-at-Large, Young People’s Performing Company, 2009 - present
  • Member-at-Large/Publicity Coordinator, Durham Savoyards, 2009 - 2014
  • Member-at-Large, Curtain Up! Community Theater, 1996 - 1999
Kimberly Hirsh, PhD @kimberlyhirsh