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

  • Taking Care of Business: Finding the Right Spot
    When it comes to homework, where we work can often determine if we work. Moving to a new city for a new job or academic program can mean setting your roots deep into some academic and professional goals - and...
  • Catching on Coding
    We at Simmons have been known to run the spectrum of professions and interests within the information sciences. Whether stemming from personal passion or outside necessity, developing your own sense technological literacy and pushing it to the limits is a...
  • Dressing for the Interview: Feel Unstoppable, Be Unstoppable
    You got the interview - high fives all around. Applying and interviewing for jobs is without doubt a big part eventually becoming the unstoppable librarian, archivist, or information scientist you have set your sights on. After scheduling an interview, you're...
  • From the Harrowing Heights of Pizzacliffe: Naming Your Living Space
    Something that we've learned from literary classics is that all great living spaces hold even greater names. Moving onto a graduate program, there is no doubt that you'll be spending a fair deal of time in your new living space...
  • 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...