The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is a national leader with an international reputation, top-rated faculty, prestigious alumni, and two locations in Boston and South Hadley, Massachusetts. It is ranked among the nation's top 10 schools of library and information studies in the US News & World Report 2012 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," the only library and information science school in New England to be ranked in this category. GSLIS programs are on the cutting edge in preparing leaders for their field, whether school, academic, public, and special libraries; archives management; information and knowledge management; and more.

For more information visit the GSLIS website. Learn more about GSLIS academic programs at the GSLIS Academics webpage.

Recent Graduate Salary Surveys

Each year GSLIS conducts a survey of its most recent graduates. The summary reports of the annual survey list which segments of the industry graduates work in, their geographic distribution, average starting salaries, and more. To see the most recent reports, visit the Salary Survey page on the GSLIS site.

Selected Recent Internship Sites

Academic Libraries
  • Amherst College Library (Amherst, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA)
  • Connecticut College (New London, CT)
  • Harvard Business School (Boston, MA)
  • Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)
  • Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Simmons College (Boston, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston (Dorchester, MA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Wheaton College (Norton, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Government
  • City of Boston, Office of the City Clerk (West Roxbury, MA)
  • Federal Reserve Bank (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts State Library (Boston, MA)
  • National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) (Waltham, MA)
  • New Hampshire State Library (Concord, NH)
  • New York State Archives (Albany NY)
Historical
  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum (Beverly, MA)
  • Cambridge Historical Commission (Cambridge, MA)
  • Congregational Library (Boston, MA)
  • Connecticut Historical Society (Hartford, CT)
  • Duxbury Rural and Historical Society (Duxbury, MA)
  • Historic Newton (Newton, MA)
  • New England Historical Genealogical Society (Boston, MA)
  • Wellesley Historical Society (Wellesley, MA)
Museums
  • Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA)
  • Ipswich Museum (Ipswich, MA)
  • John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston, MA)
  • National Heritage Museum (Lexington, MA)
  • Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)
  • USS Constitution Museum (Boston, MA)
Nonprofits
  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Cambridge, MA)
  • Appalachian Mountain Club (Boston, MA)
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, MA)
  • Trustees of Reservations (Sharon, MA)
  • Walden Woods Project (Lincoln, MA)
Public Libraries
  • Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)
  • Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge, MA)
  • Concord Free Public Library (Concord, MA)
  • Holyoke Public Library (Holyoke, MA)
  • Portsmouth Public Library (Portsmouth, NH)

For a full list and map of recent internship sites for GSLIS archives students, click here.

Selected Employers Recently Hiring Simmons GSLIS Graduates Full-time

  • Abt Associates, MA
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, NY
  • Arnold Worldwide, MA
  • Babson College, MA
  • Boston Biomedical Consultants, Inc., MA
  • Boston College, MA
  • Boston Public Library, MA
  • Boston Renaissance Charter School, MA
  • Cambridge Montessori School, MA
  • Children's Hospital Boston, MA
  • Clark University, MA
  • Dana Hall School, MA
  • Draper Laboratory, MA
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Wash., DC
  • EBSCO Publishing, MA
  • Emerson College, MA
  • Forbes Library, MA
  • Geothermal Resources Council, CA
  • Greater Lowell Technical School, MA
  • Hampton University, VA
  • Harvard Medical School, MA
  • Harvard University, MA
  • Keene State College, NH
  • Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, MA
  • Medfield Public Schools, MA
  • Minuteman Library Network, MA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nashua Public Library, NH
  • Naval Postgraduate School, CA
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, MA
  • New Hampton School, NH
  • New York Public Library, Manuscripts & Archives Division, NY
  • Northeastern University, MA
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP, MA
  • Plymouth Public Schools, MA
  • Ropes & Gray LLP, MA
  • South Portland School Department, ME
  • Springfield City Library, MA
  • University of Dayton, OH
  • University of Hartford, CT
  • University of Texas at Tyler
  • Waltham Public Library, MA
  • Weber State University, UT
  • Wellesley College, MA
  • Western State College of Colorado
  • Westfield Athenaeum, MA
  • Williston Northampton School, MA
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

GSLIS Success Stories

To see the stories of several Simmons GSLIS graduates and their career choices and current occupational roles, visit the GSLIS Alumni Profiles page. For a Q&A with GSLIS graduate and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, click here. For a profile of Ferriero, visit the National Archives site.

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Tues-Thur 8:30am-7:00pm
Monday & Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Summer & Winter Break Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Drop-in hours:
Mon & Tues 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wens & Thurs 1:30pm-3:00pm
offered year-round

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Boston, MA 02115
careers@simmons.edu
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Simmons College is located at 300 The Fenway in Boston, Massachusetts. The college campus can be accessed via car and public transit.

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Next Career Event

Employer Information Table: The Bowdoin Group

Nov 4, 2014 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Main College Building, Fens Lobby (MCB Lower Level)

The Bowdoin Group provides customized recruitment solutions ranging from executive search to technology contracting. Their industry and domain expertise allow them to partner with market leaders and disruptors.  Since 1994, they've placed thousands of professionals throughout North America and the United Kingdom, and they have been named one of the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal for three years. They are looking to recruit students from all majors. To find out more, stop by their employer information table outside the Fens on November 4.

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