Karen Holt is the the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Librarian Lifestyle. She works as the Communication Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin where she is the subject specialist for advertising, journalism, radio-television-film, and communication studies. Her interests include acquiring cute shoes, drinking good coffee, traveling around the world, and reading Indian literature. She tweets @karenholt.
April Kessler writes about careers and tech trends for Librarian Lifestyle. She is a Co-founder of the business research blog, bizologie, and she is the Business Librarian at the University of Texas. She received her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from Wichita State University. Prior to joining the University of Texas Libraries, April was a research analyst for a venture capital firm. In addition to her research experience, she also has over 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations.
Jenifer Flaxbart writes about food, cocktails, fitness and management best practices for Librarian Lifestyle. She is the Head Librarian for Reference and Information Services at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her MILS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has lived in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Texas. Her interests include personal fitness, nurturing healthy habits in herself and others, mentoring staff and facilitating professional development, cooking, baking and cocktails. Jenifer has 19 years of supervisory and management experience, and she tweets @jflaxbart.
Alexandra (Alex) Simons writes about style, cooking, workplace issues, and fitness from the viewpoint of being a second career (OK, older) librarian. Alex is the History/Political Science/Government Documents Librarian at the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library. She is easily amused and enjoys books, music, cooking, and RuPaul – not necessarily in that order. She tweets @acleg10.
Arianne Thigpen writes about style for Librarian Lifestyle. Arianne is the Reference/Serials Librarian at Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas. She received her MSIS from The University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include reading, style, cooking, fitness and nutrition, classic films, and emerging information technology. She tweets @arilib_atx.
Marliese Thomas writes about workplace issues for Librarian Lifestyle. Marliese is the User Engagement Librarian at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is passionate about technology, sewing, cats, sci-fi, and improving the user experience. You can find her around the web @msthomas and marliesethomas.
Alexis Shpall Wolstein writes about her experiences as a new librarian for Librarian Lifestyle. She is the Instructional Services Librarian at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information and a self-proclaimed research nerd, she has researched women in hip hop, radio & the paranormal ether and social media & identity creation. Her interests include iced coffee, dachshunds, road trips and Cindy Sherman. Alexis tweets @tinycakevillage.
Nicholas Mitchell covers men’s fashion for Librarian Lifestyle. He is a graduate student in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a BA in the history of art and has several years experience in high-end and vintage retail.