Kristina Williams, Managing Editor, is earning her MSLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works at the Undergraduate Library, providing reference and instruction support. Before library school, Kristina dabbled in teaching, publishing, and radio production. An AmeriCorps alum, Kristina believes deeply in the strength of character built by service to one’s community, and the enrichment made possible by civic engagement and getting to know your neighbors, both personally and professionally. Her non-library interests include running, listening to outlaw country, and expanding her repertoire of jokes.
Carissa Hansen, Community Manager, is a student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s distance LIS program. She’s a project archivist at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and lives in Minneapolis. She earned her BA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities studying English and Family Social Science. Her professional interests include archival processing, public service, outreach and programming, digitization, and personal archiving. You can reach out to Carissa online via LinkedIn or Twitter @libchans.
Nisha Mody, Consulting Editor, is getting her MLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, she was working as a speech-language pathologist, and prior to that, she worked as an IT consultant and IT recruiter managing to dabble in voiceover work as well. Currently, she works at the Communications Library at University of Illinois. Nisha is interested in critical librarianship (#critlib woot!), specifically with information literacy in reference and instruction. She also volunteers as a librarian at the Champaign County Jail for Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners. She is also a co-founder of the Human Library Champaign-Urbana. Her dream is to apply social justice initiatives in the academic library. Nisha loves avocados, eggs, and bunnies (in no particular order). You can find her on twitter @nishamody.