about rose

I’m a recent MLIS graduate with an archives specialization from San Jose State University.  I grew up in South Carolina and live in the Washington, DC area where I work as Budget Coordinator at the American University Library. I previously worked as Contract Reference Archivist at the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives and in the Circulation and Stacks department of American University Library.  I graduated from Boston College with a BA in Sociology and minor in History, mostly focusing on Asian American history and the intersections of race/sex/class.

You can find more of my writing at the Hack Library School blog, where I am a former writer and editor.

general interests:  anthropology, intersectionality, social and cultural history, Asian American history and identity, pop culture, postcolonialism, social enterprise

library/archives interests:  diversity (in education, of collections, and of the profession), archival access, library history, digital preservation, oral history, digital humanities

about the blog

The opinions expressed on this blog are my own and do not represent any institution where I work.


4 responses to “about

  1. Micah Vandegrift

    January 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Welcome to the Blogosphere Rose! I look forward to your thoughts!

  2. dianavaladez

    February 22, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Hi Rose! I’m looking into applying to the MLIS program at SJSU so I’m glad I ran into your blog since I’d like to know what a grad student in that field does. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    • rose l chou

      February 22, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Hi Diana, feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

  3. Liz

    September 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Rose, I just came across your blog and am interested in getting involved in archival work. I am a senior at Oregon State University studying BioCultural Anthropology and have a strong interest in history. I truthfully have no idea where to begin but I have enjoyed going through your blog!


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