My name is Emily Inlow-Hood. I have a degree in library and information science, with a certificate in international development. I live in Seattle, after spending 6 months working in Guatemala, working with a group of non-profits that build and maintain public/school libraries. Prior to working in libraries, I worked many, many years for bookstores, both new and used. I’ve also done some volunteer work getting books to homeless teens, teaching ESL to Spanish speakers, teaching computer classes in Spanish, and various library-oriented volunteer activities. I worked for WebJunction in their Spanish Language Outreach Program as well as coordinating their webinars. Currently, I am the editor of Interface, the membership journal of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association.

On this site, I will be exploring the intersection between international development, disaster relief and preparedness and libraries, as well as my other interests in literacy, education, democracy, and political activism. My interests lately have been on food and agriculture issues so you may start seeing posts about these topics.  Keep checking back to this page as I will be revising it as time goes on–and life keeps changing what I’m all “about” or find me on twitter or Friendfeed.

3 Responses

  1. Hey there, thanks for the link to LBC on your site. I’ve enjoyed your blog thus far and look forward to hearing more from you.

  2. 🙂

  3. Hi,

    Just wanted to say that I have enjoyed your reading your blog. I have worked in an academic library for the past 4 years, and I am just now applying to MLIS/MLS schools for the spring of 2011. I am really interested in international librarianship and thus am applying to UNC Chapel Hill so I can get a certificate in International Development. Do you know anything about this program? Would you recommend it? Also, do you have any suggestions for organizations I might be able to contact about international library development internships?

    Thanks for your time!

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