Drum roll please! Here they are: HLS’s newest contributors. We can’t wait to hear how they will “hack” library school!
Caroline Hron Weigle
Caroline Hron Weigle is a first year MLIS student in Wayne State University’s online program. She received Bachelors degrees in Arabic, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University. She has lived abroad in Morocco, and worked as a camp counselor, teacher, and barista. She is excited about the many possible applications of an MLIS degree, and hopes to use her time as a student to learn as many new skills as possible. Currently, she lives in Connecticut. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, crafting, and spoiling her puppy. You can find her on Twitter at @hronweigle and can find more of her writing on her personal blog, www.libraryschoolknockout.com.
Catherine Nelsen is an MLIS student at San José State University. Recently, she was accepted as the editor-in-chief for the Student Research Journal. She also has also been an active member of the First Generation Student Group, for which she has been the social media coordinator since Fall of 2019. Catherine holds an A.A. in English from Reedley College and a B.A. in English literature from Fresno State University. Currently, she works as a library technician for an elementary school that she attended when growing up. When she isn’t working, Catherine enjoys reading Young Adult and New Adult fantasy novels.
Courtney Evans is pursuing her M.S. in Information at Florida State University (FSU). Her undergraduate degree is in International Studies and a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She currently works as a teen library specialist for the Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, FL and as a graduate assistant for the STEM Research and Learning Services department at FSU Libraries, remotely. She is passionate about the role of libraries in their communities as informal centers of education and lifelong learning and gathering places, information literacy, and open science. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve teens and adults at public, academic, or government institutions as a librarian after graduation. When she is not working, she enjoys exploring locally with her fiancé, meandering through her TBR pile, and volunteering in her community. You can connect with her on Twitter @cevans_lib or LinkedIn
Joanne Chern is a second-year student in the Master’s of LIbrary and Information Science program at the University of Washington, where she is focusing on teen librarianship. She is interested in topics of equity and diversity in librarianship, as well as how different media formats can be used to facilitate learning. Originally from California, Joanne has also lived and worked abroad in Taiwan and Malaysia. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new recipes with friends, reading fantasy fiction, and sharing goofy photos of her dogs.
Lauren Bauer is a lifelong Los Angeleno and is in the first half of the all-online MLIS program at San José State University. She works with circulation, ILL, and course reserves at a community college library, and hopes to stay in the academic library world after graduation. Her academic focus is on instruction, information literacy, student worker management, resource sharing, and cataloging. Previously she worked as a page and public library assistant, wrote and edited for the LA Zoo magazine and website, and loaned people her corkscrew as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl. She likes Star Wars and indoor cycling, plays trombone in the Lancaster Community Orchestra, and posts rarely and mostly about movies on Twitter at @darthbookworm3.
Macy Davis was born and raised in a small town in Kansas. She is a 2019 graduate of Kansas State University with a BA in English literature and creative writing. She is currently a student in the MA Children’s Literature/MS Library and Information Science dual degree program at Simmons University in Boston. Macy’s career goal is to return to a rural area as a youth services librarian. Her professional interests include youth services librarianship, rural and small libraries, and representations of rural America in children’s literature. In addition to being a library student, Macy is a published poet and a budding embroidery artist. She’s obsessed with FieldNotes notebooks, a well-organized bookshelf, her kitten Zorro, and spending sunny Saturday afternoons in Boston’s Public Garden. You can find Macy on social media @bookishlybright.
Take some time to say hi to our new writers! We are all very excited for them to join our team!