Member of the Month: Kevin Kidd

ASIS&T Simmons Member of the month: Kevin Kidd, Ph.D. Student. Includes profile picture of Kevin.

This month we are featuring Kevin Kidd, a current Ph.D. student who recently presented at the NEASIS&T Annual Conference. Read more to learn about Kevin’s experience with ASIS&T and how he gets involved.

How long have you been in SLIS, and what program are you in?

This is my 2nd semester. I started in the SLIS Ph.D. in Library & Information Science in September 2020.

What are you working on right now?

At the moment, I’m taking LIS621, Conducting Research, with Dr. Tang and LIS421, Social Informatics, with Dr. Rhinesmith. I’m also working full-time as Director of the Library at Wentworth Institute of Technology. It’s great to be back in school and to have the time and space to read and think about Library and Information Science. I’m still building towards an idea for my thesis, and the classes I’ve taken so far have been wonderful in helping me focus my potential topic.

How has being involved with ASIS&T Simmons (or ASIS&T in general) helped you move forward in your LIS career?

I have been a member of ASIS&T for some time, and I regularly attend the NEASIS&T conferences. In fact, I’ve been fortunate to be a presenter/panelist at NEASIS&T a couple of times over the years. Their journal – JASIST – is a key resource in our field, and I regularly read it. Hopefully, someday I’ll be able to publish in JASIST.

What are you working on that’s not library-related? (Hobbies, projects, etc.)

I am building a music studio/rehearsal space in my barn. I’m in a bluegrass/folk music band, so it will be great to have a dedicated space to play and record in.

Thank you, Kevin, for sharing your experiences.

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