Heather Gilbert owns and operates her own small press and
design business, Tinderbox Press. While struggling with
a client one day, she decided that full-time graphic design
was not for her. Thus, after much self analysis of her
love of being helpful, her need to find what cannot be
found and her desire for efficient organization, coupled
with her background in various print and web technologies,
a library student was born.
Gilbert has volunteered for
the Mt. Pleasant branch of the Charleston County Public
Library and is currently working with LISSA to redesign
their website. She currently resides in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
and attends USC’s MLIS program exclusively through
distance education. She is expected to graduate in May
2011, at which time she hopes to use her myriad degrees
(MLIS, MFA and BA in Literature) to finally acquire gainful
and meaningful employment in either digital libraries or
Sara Mason is a second-year distance education
graduate student in the West Virginia/Virginia Cohort.
Her course of study focuses on archives. She is also the
secretary for the University of South Carolina Library
and Information Science Student Association, and the Virginia
Cohort Chair for LISSA. Mason is the library assistant
at the Jean Outland Chrysler Library at the Chrysler Museum
of Art in Norfolk, Va., as well as a SLIS graduate assistant
at a distance. She recently completed a seven-month internship
and volunteer position at the Hermitage Foundation Museum
and Gardens in Norfolk.
Tyler Mobley is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina’s
School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a current student at the School
of Library and Information Science. He will graduate in December and hopes to
enter the library systems field. Mobley currently works at the Digital Collections
office of the Thomas Cooper Library, where he assists in the digitization and
online presentation of special collections from around the state.