Julia Skinner, Senior Editor, is a doctoral student at Florida State University. She received her MLS and Center for the Book certificate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where she lived for ten years after moving away from her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. She does research on how libraries and individuals engage with changing situations, both through her research in library history and her research in social media. She’s hoping to get lots of teaching experience at FSU and to branch out into some new research areas, and is always looking for new friends to chat with about all the awesome and exciting things going on in LIS! Find her on Twitter (@BookishJulia) and follow her blog here.
Courtney Baron, Managing Editor, is the Visual Resources Curator at the University of Georgia. She is working on her MLIS from Valdosta State University and is focusing on archives, art librarianship, and academic libraries. She has undergraduate degrees in Classical Archaeology and Latin and focused on ancient art history. She serves on the 2014 Atlanta Emerging Librarians committee and is a discussion liaison for ArLiSNAP, a blog for students and new professionals in art librarianship. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting museums, hot yoga, ballroom and Latin dancing, and curling up with a good book and her husband, greyhound, and kitty. She blogs at Future Art Librarian and and can be found on Twitter @futartlibrarian.
Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet, Consulting Editor, is a recent MLIS graduate in Archives and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh’s iSchool. She was a Contributing Writer at HLS from Fall 2013 to Fall 2014. Her prior misadventures include an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, experience in various museum and library departments, volunteer management, supporting faculty and independent scholars, and making shave ice in the park. She is a 2013-2014 HASTAC Scholar and is engaged in a variety of collaborative digital projects, including archiving the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop and developing a guide to digital tools for teaching art history. She also tweets excessively @aszingarelli, tries to keep everything together in one place at annasophiazingarelli.com, and dotes on her elderly cocker spaniel.
Nicole Helregel, Community Manager, is a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) student at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science, where she graduated with her MSLIS in 2013. She works as a graduate assistant at the Funk ACES Library doing reference and instruction, web design, exhibits, and special projects. Her main academic interests are reference & instruction, digital tools & resources, archives & special collections, and library marketing & promotion. She hopes to one day become a reference or outreach librarian at an academic library. Find her on twitter (@nhelregel) and follow her blog here.