Emily Wros, Managing Editor, is pursuing her MS/LIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her undergraduate degree is in History, and her career goal is to become a reference librarian in a public library. Emily’s other, secret goal is to be recruited into a society of radical underground librarians who hold clandestine meetings at the British Museum. Emily spent several years organizing the backroom stock of a retail store, until one day she realized she could do that with books instead. When not studying or defending the Dewey Decimal System, you can find Emily reading about the late nineteenth century and conducting amateur reviews of all the bakeries in town.
Alyssa Key, Associate Editor, is a first year MLIS student at San Jose State University. After completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology at California State University, Northridge last May after seven years of continuous work, she took some time to figure out her next steps; which ultimately led her to SJSU. Having taken an interdisciplinary approach to her undergraduate studies, she loves how the MLIS curriculum draws from various subjects simultaneously and allows her to apply her wide-ranging academic interests to a fulfilling career path, like archives and records. Also, being the avid reader she is, books have always been a constant in her life. So, she is excited to pursue that love professionally. Outside of school and reading, she enjoys writing, photography, listening to and expanding her music library, watching television, spending time with her family, friends, and pets, traveling, and completing creative projects. HLS is her first contributing writer position.
Sarah McKenna, Community Manager, is an MLIS student at the University of Maryland – College Park. She completed her undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science at Penn State and earned Schreyer Honors Distinction with her History degree. Previously, she worked within the archives of several museums, including the Matson Museum of Anthropology and Gettysburg National Military Park. Currently, she works on the Historic Maryland Newspaper Project in addition to serving as a graduate assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UMD. Along with her broader interests in academic, government, and law libraries, Sarah also has an interest in access, digitization, and helping patrons with research. She also loves sharing her favorite ways to unwind and destress from school. Finally, her ultimate dream job is to work in the Supreme Court library! In her spare time, you can find her drinking a lot coffee, cheering for (or stressing over) Penn State and Philadelphia sports, tracing her family tree, swimming, and cooking.