L. Kelly Fitzpatrick

LKFitzFull time archives concentrator at GSLIS Main Campus, Cambridge resident, and transplanted New Yorker - this graduate student, blogger, and scone conjurer explores the changing frontier of LIS and where to find a good place to finish that paper you've been thinking of doing for longer than you'd like to admit.


Entries by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick

  • August Exploration
    In the areas surrounding Simmons' Boston campus, there are countless neighborhoods to be explored. This past weekend, I took a step toward better exploring my own neighborhood of Somerville at the Somerville Flea. Every Sunday, vendors and visitors gather near...
  • #curatecamp and harnessing the hashtag
    Sometimes when you can't make it to a conference, browsing through updates as posted on Twitter might be the next best thing. As a grad student, conferences can be far away, expensive, and dare to tempt us away from professional...
  • This is What a Librarian Looks Like
    It's not news that popular aesthetics of librarianship are steeped in stereotype. Between visions of bibliographic babes with starched collars, pulled back hair, and horn rimmed glasses - librarians break these archetypes on a daily basis every time they get...
  • Cracking the Lock on Open Access Collections
    It's no secret that accessibility is a big part of what we do here at GSLIS. Within libraries, museums, archives, and information institutions - many of us act as the tether between information and patrons. In recent months, a handful...
  • Serious Business
    Twenty-something and caught between earning that graduate degree and staying sharp in a competitive job market - I know the feeling. When navigating a sea of internships, interviews, and conferences while completing full or part time classes, that extra boost...
  • THATCamp New England and the Rise of Digital Humanities
    Coffee was stirred, bagels were nibbled, and discussion had  begun filling the twittersphere. This past weekend I attended my first professional conference - THATCamp New England. Between May 30th and 31st, individuals gathered to the Boston College General Studies...
  • Here and There: Visiting the New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    It's no secret; events and conventions are a big part of almost any interest group. Whether it's through the relay of colorful lore, mailing list messages, and social media coverage - conventions and events are an exciting part of life...