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With the school year now officially underway we thought it would be great to meet and introduce some of the newest members of the Simmons community, our incoming class of 2017. We all know that starting a new chapter can be nerve racking and even a bit scary, but there is also a lot of optimism and hopefulness. We thought hearing from them would at least calm some fears and build excitement.

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7 Must-Have Items for College

Move-in day is August 31st! We can't wait for our new students to join our Simmons family. With move-in day right around the corner, we've compiled a list of must-have items for college!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 20, 2014
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Literary Librarians

It's August and summer classes have finally ended, which means I have another two weeks of relative freedom before fall classes start in September.  I've been spending a lot of time catching up on television (I know people told me...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on August 19, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Summer Stories: Monica Carvalho Alves '16

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to Monica Carvalho Alves from the class of 2016. Monica is spending her summer teaching English in Beijing, China. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 18, 2014
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Brightening job market boon for new grads

Statistics show that it's not uncommon for new college graduates to spend several months on their initial job search before they land somewhere. And in fact over the past few years those months have even stretched into years for...

Posted by Doug Eisenhart on August 18, 2014
CEC News Blog


GSLIS student chosen as ARL Scholar

Incoming student Joyce Gabiola was selected as The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Scholar. Gabiola will begin her MS degree this fall....

Posted by Alisa Libby on August 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS student and Library Assistant Mirna Turcios, Professor Naresh Agarwal and LIS Librarian Linda Watkins Publish Study

What started as in invitation by Linda Watkins in Naresh Agarwal's LIS 403 classroom years ago for a team to investigate her belief that only less than 5% of what is published in LIS journals is empirical research was just...

Posted by Alisa Libby on August 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


LIS Student Supports Libraries in Africa

Current GSLIS student Maggie Davidov is heading to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (OWLA) for two weeks this August on a school library exchange. Through a grant from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley to focus on Global initiatives, Maggie...

Posted by Alisa Libby on August 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Prof. Veilleux selected for CREU program

Prof. Nanette Veilleux's proposal for the 2014-15 Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) program was selected. Three undergraduate students will participate in a research project and receive stipends from this program. The student cohorts have been invited to meet at...

Posted by Alisa Libby on August 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


MLIP student published

MLIP student Alexia Hudson-Ward's article "Diversity and Inclusion: Online Resources for Education" was published in the June edition of College and Research Libraries News. Another article, "Eyeing the New Diversity: An Emerging Paradigm for Recruitment and Retention" was published in...

Posted by Alisa Libby on August 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Photo Friday: August 15th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week we're looking at our tobacco free campus and Stormy's adventures for Shark Week!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 15, 2014
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A Look at Finance, Fundraising and Board Practices at YW Boston

This summer, Victoria Glover'15 spent part of her S/RC Fellowship at YW Boston. With an interest in finance and as a long time Bostonian she reports about her experience working at such a venerable organization. For years, I would walk...

Posted by Carolyn Grimes on August 14, 2014
Community Service Blog


New Adventures

This is my last post for GSLIS as I'm graduating in December. I've enjoyed every minute writing for this blog and wish everyone well as they move on to new adventures. As for my journey I will begin this fall...

Posted by Maggie Davidov on August 14, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Where are they now? Amanda Dulberg '13, MAT '14

Amanda Dulberg was a Dunn Scholar at Simmons, which allowed her to earn her BA in Social Studies/Elementary Education and her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in just 5-years. Amanda works as a first grade teacher at a charter school in Brighton. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 13, 2014
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August Exploration

In the areas surrounding Simmons' Boston campus, there are countless neighborhoods to be explored. This past weekend, I took a step toward better exploring my own neighborhood of Somerville at the Somerville Flea. Every Sunday, vendors and visitors gather near...

Posted by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on August 11, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Photo Friday: August 8th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week we're looking at our gorgeous campus and preparation for Strong Women, Strong Girls!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 8, 2014
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A Night with Google

Sometimes I am purely baffled at the things I've gotten to do since moving to Boston almost a year ago. Most recently, I found myself at Boston's very own Children's Museum at an event hosted by Google as a means...

Posted by Jill Silverberg on August 7, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Summer Stories: Alexia Oliver '16

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to Alexia Oliver from the class of 2016. Alexia is spending her summer interning for Body by Boyle. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 5, 2014
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The Case for Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in the Summer!

After completing my first semester with my most of my cohort, I was unsure about stepping out of that group to take an elective this summer. Being that I have yet to take the Negotiations course, I had yet to...

Posted by Noelle San Jose on August 4, 2014
SOM Blog


Apply now for 2015!

We are excited to announce that the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 applications for admission are now available!  Apply online and we'll waive the application fee.  Be sure the use the Dix Scholar application, as the questions are tailored to adult...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on August 4, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Photo Friday: August 1st

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week, we're looking at what our Women on Campus has been up to, our Women Changing the Face of Leadership students in New York City and some visitors on campus!

Posted by Mary Delaney on August 1, 2014
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Summer Stories: Jessica Onnembo '15

Meet Jessica Onnembo, a Nursing major from the class of 2015. Jessica has been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Intensive Care, and she has also been on the Simmons College Tobacco Free Committee. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Alex Byer on August 1, 2014
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Museum of Bad Art

Boston, it has been pointed out by myself and others, has a lot of really excellent art museums.  One of my favorites that doesn't get mentioned a whole lot in the usual lists is the Museum of Bad Art, which...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on July 30, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Know Your Professor: Mary Shapiro

Meet Mary Shapiro, from the School of Management! This summer, she has been participating as a faculty member for our Women Changing the Face of Leadership program. We had the chance to talk to Professor Shapiro about her interests, secret talents and much more!

Posted by Alex Byer on July 29, 2014
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#curatecamp and harnessing the hashtag

Sometimes when you can't make it to a conference, browsing through updates as posted on Twitter might be the next best thing. As a grad student, conferences can be far away, expensive, and dare to tempt us away from professional...

Posted by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on July 28, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


FROM THE DIRECTOR: Job Hunting Goes Mobile

Today increasing numbers of job seekers are using a mobile device in their job search.  Career Builder reports that almost one-third of site traffic each month comes from mobile devices.  According to a recent article in the Wall Street...

Posted by Andrea Wolf on July 25, 2014
CEC News Blog


Photo Friday: July 25th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week, our Women Changing the Face of Leadership students went kayaking and we spotted a hawk on campus!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 25, 2014
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#GSLISchat Conversation - 7/24/2014

Did you miss our lastest #GSLISchat? Check out the feed below to read what you missed and ask additional questions. Thanks to all who participated! #GSLISchat Tweets !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");...

Posted by Katie Sallade on July 24, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Perk of Being Here: Learning in the hallways at GSLIS

I spent much of the spring interviewing candidates for the library assistant position at the school library where I work. I met a great many qualified candidates. I was impressed by extensive resumes, many filled with a plethora of technical...

Posted by Maggie Davidov on July 23, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Meet the Women Changing the Face of Leadership

For the third year, Simmons is hosting "The Study of the U.S. Institutes on Women's Leadership" program, more affectionately called Women Changing the Face of Leadership (WCFL). This five-week program, sponsored by the U.S State Department, brings together 20 women from six African nations and five Simmons students, with the goal of strengthening global awareness and developing future leaders.

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 23, 2014
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What are the 100 best jobs in 2014?

US News & World Report, best known for their annual college rankings, has recently released a list of the 100 best jobs.  Rankings of any kind are dependent on the criteria used, and often open to debate, especially in...

Posted by Peggy Grace on July 22, 2014
CEC News Blog


Summer Stories: Hannah Russell '15

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to Hannah Russell from the class of 2015. Hannah is spending her summer volunteering in Thailand before backpacking through Cambodia! We had the chance to ask her a few questions.

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 21, 2014
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Meet Elisa Aigamaua '14!

Sightings recently spoke to Elisa Aigamaua, who graduated earlier this year with a major in Biostatistics and minor in Scientific Computation.  She told us about her experience at Simmons and her post-graduation plans! Hillary Fundin and Elisa Aigamaua at graduation....

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on July 21, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Photo Friday: July 18th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week, our Women Changing the Face of Leadership students did some volunteering and one of our students was a princess in Thailand!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 18, 2014
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Service at Simmons: Eliza Zimmerman '15

For more than 100 years, we have inspired our students to combine learning with action for a more just and equitable world. We had the chance to speak with Eliza Zimmerman, a Nursing major from the class of 2015. Eliza volunteered at More than Words for her service learning project. We asked her a few questions about her experience!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 16, 2014
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Job Hunting

I have about six months left until I get my degree, and that is both incredibly exciting and incredibly terrifying.  The point of library school is, of course, to be able to get a job at the end of it,...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on July 16, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Where are they now? Jessica Deres '12

Meet Jessica Deres from the class of 2012. Jessica was a double major in psychology and economics. She currently works as a Training Specialist at the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. We got to ask her a few questions about what it's like to work for the Girl Scouts!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 15, 2014
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Professor Nanette Veilleux Awarded Best Presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference

Nanette Veilleux and her co-presenters were awarded best presentation for "People Matter: The Role of Peers and Faculty in Students' Academic Engagement" at the June 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS Adjunct Professor Elaine Martin Published in Health Sciences Librarianship

GSLIS Adjunct Professor and UMass Medical School's Lamar Soutter Library Director Elaine Martin '05DA is a co-author of the chapter "Chapter 10: Research Data Management and the Health Sciences Librarian" in the recently published  Health Sciences Librarianship. Martin is also...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS Student Appointed First Digital Strategist at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Master's student Shannon McDonough was recently appointed the first Digital Strategist at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as of June 11, 2014....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Professor Joudrey and GSLIS Student Publish in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Associate Professor Daniel Joudrey and recent GSLIS graduate Ryan McGinnis '14LS published "Graduate Education for Information Organization, Cataloging, and Metadata" in the June 2014 issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Joudrey and McGinnis also presented the findings of the paper at...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alum Teaches "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" MOOC

GSLIS alumn Lauren Maggio '05L is teaching a MOOC titled, "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" through Stanford University's OpenEdX platform. The course introduces the concept of openess from a variety of perspectives, including library and information studies,...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS Doctoral Candidate Awarded First Place in Public Libraries Feature Article Contest

Ph.D./MLIP student Jasmina Jusic was awarded first place in the Public Libraries Feature Article Contest for her article, "Entrepreneurial Leadership." Jusic received the award at the June 2014 American Library Association's Annual Conference's Public Library Association's President's Program and Awards...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alum Promoted to Serials Functional Coordinator at Harvard Library

Sean Crawford '13LS was promoted to Serials Functional Coordinator at the Harvard Library in June 2014....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Peirce College Librarian Recognized for School's Penmanship Archive

Peirce College Librarian Bart Everts '11LS was featured in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's blog for his school's penmanship archive collection....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Children's Literature Alum and Student Win Susan P. Bloom Discovery Awards

Rebecca Roan '14MA who received her MFA in writing for children and MA in children's literature at Simmons College, and Mackenzie Van Englelenhoven, who is currently finishing her MFA in writing for children and young adults, received Discovery Awards for...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alum Participates in Book Bike Program

Cambridgeport School Librarian Liz Phipps-Soero '07LS is delivering books to children through Cambridge, MA's Book Bike Program....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Courtney Young '97LS Begins Term as American Library Association President

Courtney Young '97LS began her term as the American Library Association (ALA) President at the Inaugural Brunch at the June 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. ...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Simmons GSLIS Graduates Accepted into the National Digital Stewardship Residency

Tricia Patterson '14LS and Samantha DeWitt '14LS were accepted into the National Digital Stewardship Residency in Boston, MA. Patterson will conduct her residency at MIT Libraries and DeWitt will be a resident at Tufts University. The residency program is designed...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
SLIS News & Events


This is What a Librarian Looks Like

It's not news that popular aesthetics of librarianship are steeped in stereotype. Between visions of bibliographic babes with starched collars, pulled back hair, and horn rimmed glasses - librarians break these archetypes on a daily basis every time they get...

Posted by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on July 14, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Tribute to The Librarian's Librarian: Linda Watkins

Linda Watkins was one of Dean Emeritus and Professor James Matarazzo's best hires. When he hired Watkins as GSLIS' "librarian's librarian" at Simmons Beatley Library, he says he "knew she was the one for GSLIS."  For more than 33 years,...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 11, 2014
SLIS News & Events


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