LISSA Trivia Night

When: Friday, December 6, 2013, 6-9 pm
Where: Bell in Hand Tavern, Boston MA


Take a break from studying and hang out with GSLIS!

Trivia starts at 6:30pm. Food will be served.

Resume X2!

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5pm
Where: TBA


Looking for professionals in LIS related fields to join speed-dating style resume review.

Great networking opportunity with time to mingle and free food!

Meet and support the next GSLIS graduates!


Hosted by SLA@SIMMONS, Co-hosted by SLA@NEW ENGLAND

Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner!

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 5:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge


Dear Library Science, Children's Literature, and Computer Science students!

Stuck in Boston for the holidays? Come celebrate Thanksgiving with us at a Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner! The event will be held Tuesday, November 26, from 5:30 — 8:30 PM in the GSLIS Student Lounge.

Please sign up to bring something here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhWPZt2RmgGddEY5ZU1VYlZpdlJBYndXVTMxS3djQ2c&usp=sharing

Career Panel for School Librarianship

When: Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:00 — 8:00pm
Where: School of Management Building, Room 501


This year's Career Panel, sponsored by MSLA-SIG, will be held on Monday, November 25, from 6:00 — 8:00 PM in Room 501 in Simmons' School of Management building.

You won't want to miss this informative and enjoyable event. We will hear from several recent Simmons GSLIS School Library Teacher Program graduates who will report on their experiences during the job search and interview process. In addition, one of our speakers will give us a picture of the process from the hiring administrator's point of view.

This is a great opportunity to learn from the success of your peers. Even if you are not about to embark on your job search, you will find this program useful. It is worthwhile attending a Career Panel more than once during your Simmons career since the greater the variety of perspectives you hear, the better informed you will be when it comes to your own job search.

A light supper will be served.

GSLIS Bibliobrews!

When: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6 pm - 8 pm
Where: Tasty Burger, Fenway


Join the GSLIS Alumniboard, professionals, and other students for drinks at this chill networking event.

Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College


Nearly two dozen leading employers in the fields of communications and marketing have registered to attend this event, representing advertising, PR, TV and radio broadcasting, publishing, journalism, social media marketing, and more.

Registered employers include:
AMA (American Marketing Association)
Constant Contact
Da Capo Lifelong Books
IABC (International Association of Business Communicators)
KHJ Brand Activation
Mullen
NXTevent, Inc.
Overdrive Interactive
Pearson Education
Racepoint Group Inc.
Streetwise Media
WBZ/CBS Radio News
WFXT-Fox 25
. . .and more!

Unlike a traditional career fair, the Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange is literally a roundtable event. During the event, students move to a new table every 20 minutes to learn about a new employer or industry segment of their choice.

Who should attend?

This career exploration event is open to ALL students, graduate and undergrad. While it is ideal for undergrads exploring career options or seeking internships or full-time jobs, it is also ideal for graduate students in GSLIS, CAS, and other programs interested in making networking connections and leaning more about opportunities in the communications and marketing fields.

DRESS: Business casual (or business professional) - no jeans or sneakers please!

The Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange is produced annually by the six-college consortium known as the College Career Centers of Boston (CCCOB), all with programs in communications and marketing: BC, BU, Emerson, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Suffolk. Typically between 100-200 students attend from the six colleges.


Several Simmons alums will be returning to campus as representatives of their employers, including Alice Stein '00 and Tarra Marino '12 of KHJ Brand Activation (Alice is also the current President of the Greater Boston chapter of the AMA), Elin Boman '13 of Mullen, and others.


For more information see the recent CEC News blog post about the event.

You can also visit (and of course Like!) the CEC's Facebook page about the Info Exchange.


Questions? Contact the CEC at careers@simmons.edu or 617-521-2488 or stop by the ground floor of the SOM/Academic Building.

Hump Day Happy Hour with SCoSAA!

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5 pm - 6pm
Where: Church of Boston Restaurant, Boston MA


Please Join SCoSAA For Happy Hour from 5p-6p at:
Church of Boston, Club Side

Located at:
69 Kilmarnock St, Boston

Get to know your fellow archivists outside of class!

Race and Racism in the Archives

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P210


The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group continues its events series on racism in LIS with a talk by GSLIS professor Joel Blanco-Rivera, who will speak about how race and racism have shaped - and continue to shape - the archival record and the profession. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A with open discussion about race, racism, and archives.

All are invited to attend this free event, which will be podcasted and made available to the public. It will be held in P210 of the Palace Road building of the Simmons College campus on November 20th from 6pm-7:30pm.

The Working Group series examines racism in different areas of LIS. If you are interested in being notified about future events, speaking about your area of LIS, or being involved in planning, email Katie Seitz at katharine.seitz@simmons.edu.

The Frontlines of Health Care IT: War Stories and Lessons Learned

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Please join us for a health care IT focused panel discussion featuring James Noga, MS, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Partners HealthCare and three Simmons Alumnae: Maria Damiano, MBA (Brigham and Women's HealthCare/Partners HealthCare), Jennifer Furlong, MHA (Partners eCare) and Alexandra Pelletier, MBA (Boston Children's Hospital).

You will hear: War stories from the frontlines. Early successes in meeting IT challenges. Lessons learned, sometimes the hard way.

Visit here to learn more about the event here to register.

Sankofa - Remembering the Past to Plan for the Future: Spectrum Scholars 2013 Dinner

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Kotzen Meeting Center, Lefavour Hall, Simmons College


Please join us to raise money & support ALA Scholarships for the Spectrum community!

Spectrum Scholars work in all types of libraries—school, public, academic, medical, and special—and have taken on leadership roles throughout the profession. Libraries and librarians change the lives of the people they serve. By providing books and information resources, training and instruction, programs, and literacy services, libraries and librarians empower communities. Spectrum helps ensure libraries continue to serve the nation's changing communities.

RSVP@ http:simmonsgslisspectrumdinner2013.eventbrite.com

Study Abroad Info Session

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Where: Palace Road, P308


We will discuss important topics such as course offerings, travel cost, financial aid, application procedures, and much more! We will specifically discuss our Paris and Seoul opportunities for 2014, but will also have information available regarding study abroad opportunities at other library schools for transfer credit. Bring your questions and your curiosity, and join us for a casual information session with snacks and great company!

If you have questions regarding study abroad, please e-mail gslisfellow@simmons.edu.

Boston Anarchist Bookfair 2013, November 10-11

When: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Where: Linda Paresky Center, Simmons College


The Progressive Librarians Guild will co-host the Boston Anarchist Bookfair again this year. It will be held Nov. 10 & 11 in the Linda Paresky Center here on campus.

The Boston Anarchist Bookfair hopes to bring together people struggling to destroy capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, heterosexism, racism, colonialism, statism and all other forms of oppression.

The Boston Anarchist Bookfair explores the ideas of a system that avoids the use of coercion, violence, force and authority, while still producing a productive and desirable society.

SLA Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

When: Friday, November 8, 2013, 12 pm
Where: TBD


Join SLA for a Brown Bag Lunch with Meredith Solomon the Education & Outreach Coordinator for National Network of Libraries of Medicine/New England as our speaker. She will talk about the NLM Associate Fellowship Program, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the role they play, and medical librarianship.

Join SLA@ Simmons for Lunch-time Chat on Medical Librarianship

When: Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Rm 210


Join us for a lunch-time chat with Meredith Solomon, MLS, Education & Outreach Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Please RSVP: Elizabeth Urbanczyk, erose.walmer@gmail.com.

Pizza Lunch for those who respond!

ALA-SC Hosts: "How do I go to a Conference?"

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: P210


Interested in going to LIS conferences and special programs? ALA-SC is hosting a panel of veteran conference attendees to discuss their experiences and answer your questions!

The Seoul Experience: GSLIS Study Abroad Summer 2013

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 12 - 1 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P210


Kathy Wisser, Michele Cloonan, and Lisa Hussey will present "The Seoul Experience," an overview of student and faculty experiences from our 2013 summer trip to Seoul, South Korea. We will once again collaborate with Yonsei University Department of Library and Information Science - home to Yonsei-Samsung Library, one of the largest and most technologically advanced libraries in the world - for summer 2014. If you are thinking of traveling to Seoul with GSLIS in the future we highly recommend attending so you can learn more about this amazing partnership.

 

 Sponsored by SCIRRT and the Dean's Office

Why Talk about Race and Racism in LIS?

When: Monday, November 4, 2013, 12
Where: Palace Road, Room 207


Race and racism are not often discussed in the library community, especially when it comes to turning a critical lens on itself. The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group is organizing a series of events that examine the issues of race/racism in different areas of LIS. Our first event features GSLIS professor Lisa Hussey, who will talk about her own journey as a white librarian confronting race, white privilege, and racism as an academic subject and in the field. The event is sponsored by the PLG and will take place in P207 on Nov. 4th, 12-1pm. For more information, email Katie Seitz at katharine.seitz@simmons.edu.

GSLIS Bibliobrews!

When: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6:00pm- whenever!
Where: Tasty Burger, Harvard Sq, Cambridge MA


Join the GSLIS Alumni Board for Bibliobrews, a no-pressure, non-networking event. Current students, working professionals, and the library-curious are welcome.

(look for Nancy Pearl!)

LISSA Trick-o-Treat & Photo Booth Fun!

When: Thursday, October 31, 2013, All Day!
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge


Come get a treat and snap a picture. Drag your friends down to join in the fun!

Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Rich Coast Project

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12pm — 1pm
Where: P206

Katherine Beck and Joel Blanco-Rivera are this month's speakers for the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture. The Rich Coast Project focuses on the land rights struggle of a community in Costa Rica. Learn more about how storytelling, legal research, and community archives were used to build a case to save their land.

Hosted by PLG and SCIRRT

The Rome Experience: GSLIS Study Abroad Summer 2013

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12 - 1 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room P210


Laura Saunders and Gerald Benoit will present "The Rome Experience," an overview of student and faculty experiences from our recent trip to Rome, Italy in summer 2013. The purpose of this lecture is not to boast but instead, we are seeking to explain further how our study abroad programs operate so you can have a better understanding of what you might expect if you decide to travel with GSLIS in the future.

 

 Sponsored by SCIRRT and the Dean's Office

 

Jeff Goldenson from Harvard Library Test Kitchen to Speak!

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room 207


Jeff Goldenson from the Harvard Library Innovation Lab will be here to talk about the School of Design students' projects, designing library spaces, their mission to "save the library book" and what they're doing in class right now!

Join us in learning about innovative and experimental ideas that are shaking up what many think about library spaces and the librarians who work there (that's US!) and enjoy some free snacks too!

Save the Date: SLA Field Trip!

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1 - 4 pm
Where: TBA


SLA@SIMMONS will be hosting a field trip to visit two special libraries! This is a fantastic opportunity to get a glimpse into two legal library environments.

Open to all GSLIS students. RSVP will be necessary. Stay tuned for additional information and formal sign-up.

Tour local Law Libraries w/SLA@S!

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Where: Boston, MA


SLA@Simmons is doing a field trip to two law firm libraries on the 16th of October. The first tour is from 1:15-2:15pm, and the second is from 2:35-3:15pm. The meetup location for each will be the tables by the Isis restaurant in the Prudential Center.

Students must RSVP by 8pm on October 13th by emailing bhagat@simmons.edu with their name as it appears on any identification, and they must bring a Photo ID (student ID is fine) with them to attend. Students should indicate if they plan on attending both library tours and discussions, or one or the other.

What Employers Want: Uncovering the Expectations and Qualifications to Land the Job

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12 - 1 pm
Where: Palace Road Building


The MLIS will help, but it's not all you need to land your dream job. This session will report on a series of focus groups held with local employers from many different types of institutions. Find out what they want from their new professionals, what they've seen lacking in applications, and what has really impressed them!

Laura Saunders is an Assistant Professor concentrating in the areas of information literacy, reference, and academic libraries.

Jeremy Guillette is a Master's student and Graduate Student Assistant with an interest in data management.

Book Club Lunchtime Discussion @GSLIS WEST!

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Where: TBA


The GSLIS West Book Club will be meeting during lunchtime on Saturday, October 12th to discuss "The Professor and the Madman," by Simon Winchester. Everyone is welcome to attend (even if you didn't read the book). Contact katherine.hand@simmons.edu for more information.

LISSA West Invites You To: Librarian Libations!

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Where: Johnny Yee's Tavern, South Hadley MA


Join your LISSA West Team and fellow students at GSLIS West for Librarian Libations Saturday October 12 at Johnny Yee's Tavern after classes.

This is a great opportunity to spend an evening hanging out, drinking beer or your choice of beverage, eating, and enjoying your fellow students' company outside of class.

LISSA West will provide appetizers. Please RSVP (http://doodle.com/air8rza6aya994ds) to give us a sense of how many people will be attending, but even if you forget to RSVP stop by anyways. All are welcome!

Info Sessions for Spring LIS 501: Internship in Library & Information Science

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Where: P310E


When: Tuesday, October 8, 5:00-5:30 pm OR Thursday, October 10, 12:15-12:45 pm

Where: P310E

What: Learn about registration, prerequisites, types of internships, coursework, and timeline — bring your questions!

Contact Kris Liberman @ gslisintern@simmons.edu if you can't make the sessions and have questions

A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: A Night of Music, Art & Remembering

When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 pm
Where: Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq. Somerville MA

Former GSLIS student Rebecca Rosenthal sadly passed away on October 23, 2012.


A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: A Night of Music, Art & Remembering, presented by Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Brian Viglione and other friends of Becca's, hopes to both honor her memory and raise awareness for the The Rebecca Samay Rosenthal '07 Memorial Special Collections Fund at Smith College.


Annual income from this fund shall be used to provide internships for students enrolled in library special collections concentrations (including but not exclusive to the Archives and Book Studies concentrations) and/or to provide general internship and research funds for student work in special collections.

For more information please visit: http://greatnortheast.com/rebeccarosenthaltribute/

Panopticon Gathering at Boston Architectural College

When: Friday, October 4, 2013, 4:00pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Boston Architectural College Library, 320 Newbury St. Boston MA


Panopticon members are invited to an informal meet and greet hosted by the New England Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/ NA). This reception will be held at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) Library and is open to all new and returning Simmons GSLIS students who are interested in Art and Design Librarianship. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the ARLIS/NA organization at the national and local chapter level and to meet some local ARLIS chapter members. There will also be a chance to explore the BAC Library's collections. Light refreshments will be served.

The event will held at The Boston Architectural College (BAC) Library on Friday, October 4th from 4:00pm to 6:30 PM. The BAC is located at 320 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02115. The Library is located on the 6th floor of the 320 Newbury St. building.

Please RSVP to me at whitney.vitale@the-bac.edu by Wednesday, October 2nd if you are planning to attend this event.

General Meeting, Progressive Librarians Guild

When: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4 - 5pm
Where: Student Lounge, Palace Road Bulding


The Progressive Librarians Guild is holding its second general meeting of the semester from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Student Lounge. They'll be discussing ongoing plans for the semester's events and volunteer opportunities. There will be cookies!

GSLIS West Look Park BBQ and Potluck

When: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2 - 6 pm
Where: Look Park, Florence MA


Simmons GSLIS West will be hosting a potluck BBQ at Look Park on Sunday September 29th from 2pm - 6pm.

We will be located at tables 17A and B (in the SW portion of the park near the Duck Brook shelter).

Bring a dish to share, we will provide the BBQ basics. Alcohol is permitted but you need to BYO, no glass is permitted at the park.

There is a small fee to drive into the park, however we will have parking passes available. They will need to be picked up prior to the event at the GSLIS West office. Please contact Johanna Radding at johanna.radding@simmons.edu if you need a parking pass.

Please register at http://lookparkbbq.eventbrite.com/ so we know how much food to provide.

Chewing the Facts: Serving Diverse Users

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 4 - 5 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Rm 206


The Progressive Librarians Guild is having an event this Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. in P206 -

Chewing the Facts: Serving Diverse Users. Professors Shelley Quezada and Laura Saunders will be joining us, so bring your questions on how we as information professionals can better help these populations.

Check out our Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/simmonsplg/info-services-for-diverse-users/ for issues to think about.

Research Colloquium Series: Reflections on Rwanda's Post-Genocide Archival Landscape, 1994-Present

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12 pm - 1 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room P-410


The Research Colloquium Series are free, open to the public, and include free snacks (feel free to bring your own lunch too). Given by our own GSLIS faculty as well as a few friends of GSLIS who are interested in sharing their research, the series seeks to facilitate meaningful, yet relaxed discussions during the GSLIS lunch hour.

Our first event is on Tuesday, September 24th in P-410 from 12pm - 1pm. We are proud to host Erin Mosely, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, as she discusses her research: "Reflections on Rwanda's Post-Genocide Archival Landscape, 1994-Present."

Please continue to check Professor Benoit's Research Colloquium web page as we add more speakers, dates, and information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Game Night with ASIS&T AND UXPA

When: Friday, September 20, 2013, 5 - 9 pm
Where: School of Management Building (SOM) Rm 513, Simmons College


Join ASIS&T & UXPA for Game Night on September 20th 2013 5pm-9pm in SOM 513. Feel free to bring a game and we will supply the snacks!

Live Twitter Chat with Dean Abels!

When: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1 - 2 pm


Join Dean Abels (@simmonsgslis) in a live twitter chat on September 19, 1-2 p.m. #gslischat.

Children's Books Boston Reception

When: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Boston campus

Please join Children's Books Boston for its opening celebration and reception at Simmons College from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 12. CBB is a new organization dedicated to bringing Boston area children's book professionals together for fellowship and information sharing. If you have an interest in children's books and work in publishing, writing, teaching, librarianship, or book-selling, we hope you will join us.

Please RSVP here by September 5: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1553174-R5P74vFoxr

Progressive Librarians Guild Meet-and-Greet

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 4 - 5 pm
Where: Student Lounge, Palace Road building


The Progressive Librarians Guild is holding a get-to-know-you meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 4-5 p.m. in the Student Lounge in the Palace Road building. Stop by, grab some food, chat with us about any ideas you may have and learn more about what we're up to.

August BiblioBrews & BBQ!

When: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6-8 pm
Where: Redbones BBQ, Somerville MA

Please save the date for this month's BiblioBrews, which will take place on Thursday, August 29th from 6-8pm at Redbones BBQ (downstairs!) in Somerville. The GSLIS Alumni Board is looking forward to sharing some BBQ, beers, and excellent conversations with you before we kick-off an excellent fall semester here at GSLIS - so please join us!

Per usual, the alumni board will provide appetizers, and you can find them at a table downstairs with Nancy Pearl! All are welcome - no RSVP necessary.

For incoming Fall 2013 students: this is a great, low-pressure opportunity to network with GSLIS students, alumni, faculty and friends and learn the ropes of your new grad program and ask questions before classes start. Please join the fun!

GSLIS Alumni Reception at SAA

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Elmwood Room, New Orleans Hilton

Simmons GSLIS is hosting an alumni reception at the Society of American Archivists Conferences this August, in New Orleans. The reception will be held on August 15th from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Elmwood Room of the New Orleans Hilton.

Alums do not need to RSVP. Assistant Professor Kathy Wisser is the host. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

GSLIS West Connecticut River Boat Cruise

When: Saturday, August 3, 2013, 4pm - 6pm
Where: Brunelle's Marina, South Hadley MA


On Saturday, August 3rd from 4pm - 6pm, GSLIS West is invited on board the Lady Bea Tour Boat (docked at Brunelle's Marina in South Hadley) for a cruise along the Connecticut River. Enjoy conversation, pizza, and a cash bar while taking in the beautiful river views.

We encourage GSLIS West faculty, alumni, and current students to sign up for the event, but are restricted to 46 event attendees.

More information regarding price, reservations, and the evening's agenda to come soon.

GSLIS West Lady Bea Cruise

When: Saturday, August 3, 2013, 4pm - 6pm
Where: Brunelle's Marina, South Hadley MA

On Saturday, August 3rd from 4pm - 6pm, GSLIS West is invited on board the Lady Bea Tour Boat (docked at Brunelle's Marina in South Hadley) for a cruise along the Connecticut River. Enjoy conversation, pizza, and drinks while taking in the beautiful river views.

For more information about the event and to reserve your spot on the boat, please register at:

http://gsliswestcruise.eventbrite.com

There are only 49 spots for this event, so sign up as soon as you can! Reservations are first come, first served.

If you have any questions, please contact Terry Plum or Johanna Radding at gsliswest@simmons.edu.

July Bibliobrews Event!

When: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 5:30pm
Where: Tasty Burger, Harvard Square, 40 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02215


Please save the date for the July Bibliobrews event, hosted by our fabulous Alumni Board. Per usual, the event will take place at Tasty Burger in Harvard Square on Thursday, July 25 at 5:30pm. Just look for Nancy Pearl!

This is a low-pressure non-networking networking event with free appetizers (provided by the board), good times, and excellent conversation.

2013 Summer Institute: Love Letters

When: Friday, July 26, 2013
Where: Simmons College, Boston Campus

The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College will address the theme of "Love Letters" at its 2013 summer institute. Held the last weekend in July the institute begins the morning of Friday, July 26 and concludes around noon on Sunday, July 28th. Registration required. www.simmons.edu/institutes/childrens-lit.  

BiblioBrews!

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Square Tasty Burger, Cambridge MA

Come to meet alumni and other students. Network, make friends, drink, eat food, have a good time.

ASIS&T Welcome Event

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 4:15pm -5:15pm
Where: GSLIS Boston Matarazzo Student Lounge



Simmons ASIS&T would like to welcome you to Summer Semester! We invite you to stop by to learn a little about ASIS&T and enjoy some summer refereshments and snacks.

Join us on Thursday, June 20th 4:15-5:15 in the GSLIS Matarazzo Student Lounge

-Simmons ASIS&T

Publishing at THATCamp

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: SOM Building, Simmons College

GSLIS is once again hosting THATCamp, and the theme this time is publishing. Publishers, librarians, educators, and students are welcome. For those who are unfamiliar with THATCamp, "The Humanities and Technology Camp," please see their website to learn more here.

Registration is free and open to all, and workshop presenters and session proposals are being sought. Lunch and breakfast will be provided. Questions? E-mail gslisfellow@simmons.edu.

Alumni, Faculty & Current Students BiblioBrews!

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7pm
Where: Taven on the Hill, Easthampton MA

Join the GSLIS Alumni Board for BiblioBrews, a no-pressure, non-networking networking event. Current students, alumnae, and working professionals are welcome.

Mother Goose on the Loose

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Simmons College, Boston Campus


Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education

Mother Goose on the Loose

Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Fee: Current GSLIS students: $97.50 (funding may be available via LISSA)

After a brief review of theories of learning based on findings in brain research, you will participate in a hands-on program! Hear about the structure of Mother Goose on the Loose and how it combines language, books, illustration, music, movement, drama, and creative interaction to create an optimal learning environment. Experience program songs and rhymes created by Canadian music educator, Barbara Cass-Beggs. Connect the program components with best practices for developing school readiness skills. Make flannel board pieces to keep. Learn how to incorporate all this into your own early childhood programs with a step-by-step guide to planning and executing your program.

 

Instructor: Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose®, was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal in 2004. Author of four books for children's librarians, she has had experience working in libraries in the US and abroad for more than 25 years . She travels around the country presenting training workshops for librarians, offers a telephone courses for the Ontario Library Association, and has spoken at numerous conferences.


To register see http://gslis.simmons.edu/ce or contact gslisce@simmons.edu

 

May BiblioBrews

When: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Tasty Burger Fenway, 1301 Boylston St., Boston

The GSLIS Alumni Board will be hosting its monthly BiblioBrews. Please join the Board for a no-pressure, non-networking networking event where good times, tasty appetizers, and drinks will be enjoyed by all! All are welcome and appetizers will be provided.

SLA Hosts Resume Exchange

When: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: P210

Simmons' Special Libraries Association is holding a speed dating-style resume exchange in collaboration with SLA@New England's Mentor Initiative. The event is free to students and members of the SLA. Professional non-members are asked to make a $5 donation. To register, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ResumeX.

Embedded Librarianship Webinar

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: SOM Room 223

ACRL New England and the ALA-SC will hold a group webinar event titled "Embedded Librarians: Integrating Information Literacy Instruction at the Point of Need." Eventbrite RSVP: http://acrl-webinar-embedded-librarians.eventbrite.com/. Questions? Contact Peter Cochrane — ACRL/NEC Membership Co-chair — cochranep@wit.edu.

ASIS&T Presents 'Desk Set'

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: P207

Join ASIS&T for a relaxing social to wind down the semester. They will be showing the classic movie Desk Set (1957) starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. While a romantic comedy, the movie touches on issues that a corporate librarian faces when new technology is introduced to the library. Snacks will be provided. RSVP: Free and open to all! http://deskset.eventbrite.com/.

Also note that this event is scheduled right after PLG and SCIRRT's GSLIS Swap-O-Rama (12:30 — 2:00 pm), so stop by the Student Lounge to exchange/reuse books, supplies, etc. (and ideas!) with your fellow GSLIS community members and then head on over for a fun library-themed movie!

GSLIS Swap-O-Rama

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge

PLG and SCIRRT are co-hosting a Swap-O-Rama. Clothes, books, electronics, school supplies and more are all welcome to be brought and exchanged. This event can be especially helpful for people who are moving or graduating after this semester. The organizers also hope that more than just goods will be swapped. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm for the profession and share them with your fellow GSLIS students, faculty and staff. Questions? Email Eileen Fontenot at fontenoe@simmons.edu or Eva Rios-Alvarado at eva.rios-alvarado@simmons.edu.

End of Semester Event: Trivia Night

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: SOM 501/502

LISSA is hosting a triva night with Stump! Trivia. GSLIS faculty, staff, students and guests are welcome. There will be refreshments.

GSLIS West Alumni Reunion and Student Networking Reception

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

The 2011-2012 academic year was the 10th anniversary of the GSLIS West program in South Hadley, MA. The GSLIS Alumni Board and GSLIS West are hosting a reunion and networking reception for GSLIS West alumni, current GLSIS West students, and GSLIS West faculty in celebration of 10+ exciting and successful years. Register at: http://gsliswestalumni.eventbrite.com/.
Participants will:

  • hear presentations from Terry Plum, Michelle Cloonan, and others TBA
  • network with others from the past and present GSLIS West community
  • sit in on student lightning talks
  • enjoy light food & a cash bar

Lightning talks are a great opportunity for current students to showcase their work and share their experiences with future colleagues and potential employers. Lightning talk topics can be anything from presenting one of your final assignments, a paper you published or are working on publishing, or a project or internship you may have completed. If you are interested in presenting a lightning talk, please contact Rachel Statham (statham@simmons.edu) or Terry Plum (terry.plum@simmons.edu) with a short proposal of what you'd like to do. There will be time for 5 or 6 presenters. 

Library Snapshot Day

When: Friday, April 19, 2013
Where: Your Library/Archive/Info Center

In honor of National Library Week (April 14-20), ALA-SC invites you to submit a photo of your favorite library (either the one you work in or the one you live in!). No need to make it anything fancy — just snap the shot and submit it to us via our Facebook, Twitter, or by emailing it to us at gslisalasc@simmons.edu. We will be accepting submissions up until Thursday, April 19 when all the photos will be posted to their website and submitted to ALA for inclusion in their ongoing Library Snapshot project.

Film Screening: 'For the Love of the Music'

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: M223

"For The Love of the Music : The Club 47 Folk Revival," is a documentary exploring the rich history of Club 47, the iconic Cambridge, MA, folk music mecca from 1958-1968. For more information about the movie, visit http://www.loveofthemusic.com/.

Design for Group Ideation & Deliberation Activities

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: P-111 (Dean's Conference Room)

Join Simmons ASIS&T and the GSLIS Doctoral Program for a talk by Dr. Lu Xiao on group member rationale, online crowdsourcing and small- and large-scale deliberation. Please register at http://groupideation.eventbrite.com.

SCoSAA Reads: 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking'

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: P206

For the this event, the entire book Quiet is highly recommended, but for the purposes of the SCoSAA Reads discussion, they ask that you read the Introduction and Chapter 9-0When Should You Act More Extroverted than you Really Are?0 These excerpts will help participants jump into a conversation about cultural biases associated with introversion, the importance of self-awareness, and the wide variety of strengths a new professional can exhibit no matter his/her personality type.

Library Liaison Lecture Series

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: P-310

Anne Ganzarz, community services librarian at the Chicopee Public Library, will be the featured speaker. If you have questions, contact Mary Wilkins Jordan at mary.wilkinsjordan@simmons.edu.

ALA-SC Conference Panel

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge

Attending association conferences is one of the most valuable experiences that you can have while in library school (and beyond). Come check out this informal panel of students who have attended past ALA conferences and hear about the amazing experiences they've had and what you can expect as a GSLIS student when you attend ALA Annual or Midwinter conferences.

Research Colloquium: Sarah Leonard

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: P415

Associate Professor Sarah Leonard from the History Department will present "Using Photographs to Write a History of Emotions." Snacks will be provided by the Dean's Office.

Usability Student Panel

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Where: P207

Presenters and topics will include: "Quick Turnaround Testing: UX Research in a Corporate Context" by Dan Zavala; "Mobile Usability Testing and Tools" by Graham Herrli; "Pilot Testing Suma: An Open Source Tool for Assessment" by Elizabeth Quigley; and "Designing Usability Testing for Dataverse" by Eric Gibbs and Lin Lin. To register, visit http://uxstudents.eventbrite.com.

Tour: Emerson/Suffolk Archives

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Emerson (120 Boylston St., Boston) and Moakley Archive and Institute (120 Tremont St., Boston)

According to Education Portal, the city of Boston alone has 33 institutions of higher learning. This doesn't include surrounding areas. If you're in Boston, you either have or will work in a university archive at some point during your archival education or profession. Join SCoSAA as they tour two small university/college archives in one afternoon. They will meet at Emerson at 2:00 p.m. before walking to Moakley at 3:00 p.m. Because of the small size of these archives, registration will be capped at 10 people. Click here to register.

GSLIS Career Fair

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

Network with employers representing school, special, and academic libraries, archives, publishers, database and information management firms, staffing agencies in the field, and more at the fair. Last year, more than 20 employers attended, including AccuFile, BiblioTemps, the BPL, Cambridge Public Library, DeGruyter, EBSCO, Harvard Libraries, LAC Group, MIT Libraries and WGBH, among others. Business professional attire is highly encouraged. Bring resume copies and business cards. The free event is open only to current GSLIS students and GSLIS alumni/ae who have graduated within the last two years.

Research Colloquia | Lunchtime Lectures

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: P415

Michèle V. Cloonan, editor-in-chief, and Tricia Patterson, editorial assistant, will be presenting a talk entitled, "Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture: A New Publishing Venture at GSLIS." They will describe the "reboot" of a journal originally known as Microform Review. The first issue of PDT&C is being published this spring by De Gruyter. The editors will describe the journal, share their experiences in re-shaping it, and describe ways in which the GSLIS community can contribute to it.

Library Liaison Lecture Series

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: P-206

Betty Edwards, librarian at Draper Laboratories, will be the featured speaker. If you have questions, contact Mary Wilkins Jordan at mary.wilkinsjordan@simmons.edu.

Screening of 'The Atomic Cafe'

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Special Functions Room in MCB

Attention, film buffs and archivists! Panopticon is hosting a viewing of "The Atomic Cafe," a disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety. A brief discussion about moving image archiving at Simmons College will follow the film.

An Informational Evening with the Academy of Certified Archivists

When: Monday, April 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
Where: SOM 101

SCoSAA is presenting this event on how to become a certified archivist, with special guest speaker Mott Linn of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Pizza will be served, courtesy of Linn and the ACA.

MSLA Spring Conference

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College - Room TBA

Save the date for the Simmons College MSLA-Student Interest Group's annual Spring Conference. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. This year, the speakers will be covering topics including using Web 2.0 tools in middle school and elementary school libraries, the new teacher evaluation system, and iPads and free agent learning.

ALASC Book Club Meeting

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Thornton's Fenway Grill, 100 Peterborough St.

Each month, we select a theme and suggest a few titles based on that theme. This month's theme is "time travel." At our monthly meeting, we start with a discussion on those books, but encourage everyone to bring their own book suggestions that incorporate the theme. At the end of our lively discussion, we create a reader's advisory list for anyone looking for great, ALASC-approved book recommendations. The reader's advisory list for the last meeting (Theme: Breakups) is now available here. Because we are going to try to have this meeting off campus, please send a quick email to our information coordinator, Kristy Lockhart at kristy.lockhart2@simmons.edu, if you plan to attend (even if you're not sure) so that we can ensure there is enough space.

Our suggested April titles are: Time's Arrow by Martin Amis;  The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov; Timeline by Michael Crichton; Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman; Shoeless Joe by William Kinsella; The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut; Blackout by Connie Willis; and A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones.

Transitional Justice and Archives in Post-Conflict Guatemala

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Where: P206

PLG and SCIRRT are hosting GSLIS Assistant Professor Joel Blanco-Rivera for a presentation about human rights abuses and the role of archives in post-conflict Guatemala. Light refreshments will be served.

SCoSAA Second Annual Graduate Symposium

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: MCB C101

SCoSAA will host a group of students presenting their original research in panels around the following topics: Ethics, Technology, Art, and Third Space/Community. More information about the schedule and panelists will be available in the near future. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Professor Martha Mahard will be the keynote speaker. If you are planning to attend, please register (there is NO cost) to make sure we have enough food. Volunteers are also still needed for moderating panels, providing technology support during the Symposium, blogging/reporting on panels (click here for last year's reports), helping with the welcome/registration table, and other opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering for any of this positions please contact Aliza Leventhal (aliza.leventhal@simmons.edu) or Rosalie Gartner (rosalie.gartner@simmons.edu).

SCoSAA Reads!

When: Friday, March 29, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: SOM Room 222

The topic will be the Boston College IRA oral history tapes case. Former Oral History Professor Gail Matthews-DeNatale will be speaking about the various issues around this case. SCoSAA will be providing reading material in the near future. Light refreshments will be served at this event.


Research Colloquia | Lunchtime Lectures

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: P415

Mary Wilkins Jordan and Lisa Hussey will be speaking about "Pop Culture and the Socialization of LIS Students."

Rescheduled: The "U" in User Experience Design

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: P207

This event will feature L Hood, the senior manager of UXD and information design at ACI Worldwide, who will discuss how to plan and carry out user research and provide an overview of field methods such as ethnographic studies, contextual inquiry, collaging, and roundtable usability testing. To register, go to uxdbylhood.eventbrite.com.

Bibliobrews Networking Event

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA

The GSLIS Alumni Board is inviting all students, faculty and staff to a new series of social/networking gatherings that will occur on the last Thursday of every month at a rotating location. The alumni board will provide appetizers for the group - and drinks will be purchased on your own. Look for Nancy Pearl at their table! This is meant to be a low-key, low-pressure networking event to kick back, network, and hang with some amazing GSLIS alumni.

The Library of the Monastery of Saint Catherine of the Sinai and the Codex Sinaiticus Lecture

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Room

Professor Andrew Jameson, a GSLIS alum, will be discussing "The Library of the Monastery of Saint Catherine of the Sinai and the Codex Sinaiticus Lecture." The Sinai is the land of the Old and New Testaments, and the fortress - monastery of Saint Catherine is a place where recorded events mingle in historical memory with biblical associations. The Monastery is situated at the base of Mt. Sinai, and its Library contains more than 3,000 manuscripts in both the codex and scroll format in Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, Slavonic, and Latin. Its collections include theological, liturgical, and homiletic texts, historical and philosophical records, charters and decrees bearing the gold or lead seals of emperors, patriarchs, caliphs and sultans, a large collection of incunabula, and the amount of printed books constitutes one of the world's most important monastic libraries, representing their intellectual heritage of classical antiquity, Byzantium, and the Ottoman period. Among the Library's distinguished editions are those of Homer, the Greek classical playwrights and poets, and the Church Fathers. Jameson will focus on the origin and history of the Monastery, on its Library and art collections, and on the history of the Codex Sinaiticus which now resides in the British Library.

Library Liaison Lecture Series

When: Monday, March 25, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: P-206

This series is sponsored by ALA-SC and will bring in librarians from around the area who are working in different kinds of libraries to show the diversity of work in libraries. This lecture will feature Erin Harper, technical services librarian at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLC.

SCoSAA and PLG Event: Book Binding with Katherine Ruffin

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: P207

Please mark your calendars for an event co-hosted by Simmons' Student Chapter of Society of American Archivists (SCoSAA) and the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) - a Brown Bag Lunch with Katherine Ruffin of Wellesley College. Ruffin will be discussing some of the research she is currently conducting, and light refreshments will be served.

SCoSAA and PLG Join Forces to Host Book Binding Workshop

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12 - 1 p.m.
Where: P207

Please mark your calendars for an event co-hosted by Simmons' Student Chapter of Society of American Archivists (SCoSAA) and the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) - a Brown Bag Lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in P207 with Katherine Ruffin of Wellesley College. Ruffin will be discussing some of the research she is currently conducting, and light refreshments will be served.

SCoSAA Reads!

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m. -6:00 pm
Where: P206

SCoSAA invites GSLIS to its discussion of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking"  by Susan Cain. The entire book is recommended but for the purposes of the SCoSAA Reads  discussion, they suggest reading the Introduction and Chapter 9-"When Should You Act More Extroverted than you Really Are?"  These excerpts will help us jump into a conversation about cultural biases associated with introversion, the importance of self-awareness, and the wide variety of strengths a new professional can exhibit no matter his/her personality type.

LIS Job Hunting Boot Camp

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: SOM Room 222

Learn what sets successful job applicants apart in this daylong seminar. It is in a drop in/drop out format. Session topics: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Resumes with Mary Wilkins Jordan; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Cover letters with Donna Webber; and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Interviewing with Laura Saunders. This is open to all GSLIS students.

Experienced Hirers Panel

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Faculty & Staff Dining Room, MCB

SCoSAA presents this panel, which will include guests from MIT, Harvard Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society. This will be an insider's look at the job hunt, straight from the experts themselves.

Days of DH

When: Monday, March 18, 2013
Where: Northeastern University

Professor Ryan Cordell, Associate Professor of English at Northeastern University, is hosting another Digital Humanities event entitled "Days of DH" that will include a one-day methods workshop drawing on the specialties of digital humanities and computational social sciences faculty at Northeastern University, a guest keynote speaker from a high-profile digital humanist, forums of Boston-area DHers to present their work to each other and to solicit feedback, and an NEH Grant Workshop facilitated by ODH staff. Simmons GSLIS students are invited and encouraged to attend. The event goes on through March 19. Register here: http://nulab.neu.edu/events/dhdays2013/registration-for-days-of-dh/.

Banned Book Movie Day - "Matilda"

When: Monday, March 18, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: P413

Simmons' Massachusetts School Library Association will be holding a Banned Book Movie Day; the movie to be shown is "Matilda." Refreshments will be provided.

GSLIS West Annual Alumni Career Panel and Resume Workshop

When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Where: Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

This is a great opportunity to meet and network with GSLIS West students past and present. The Alumni Panel features a Q&A with past GSLIS West graduates to discuss topics ranging from job placement, interview tips, how their careers were shaped, and their experience at GSLIS West. Following the panel, we will host a resume/cover letter workshop. Bring a copy of your resume and a sample of your cover letter to the workshop for constructive (and supportive) critique. All GSLIS students and alumni are welcome. Hosted by the GSLIS Alumni Board and GSLIS West. Please register at http://gsliswestcareerpanel2013.eventbrite.com/

Education Career Fair

When: Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

The Education Career Networking Fair brings together graduating MAT candidates and representatives from public, charter, and independent schools and education staffing agencies in the Commonwealth. Last year, 30 districts and more than 100 students attended the Fair, with more than 700 screening interviews enabled during the five-hour event. The Fair provides both networking and employment opportunities across all disciplines and areas. It is a collaboration between the Simmons Department of Education and the CEC. NOTE: This event is open only to second year MAT and GSLIS School Library Teacher candidates. 

Digital Humanities Symposium

When: Friday, March 15, 2013
Where: Simmons College SOM building Room 501

The Digital Humanities Symposium, entitled "Digital Humanities: The Next Generation" is a two-day symposium (March 15 & 16) that will focus on the work of younger digital humanities scholars in New England - graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty - in order to showcase their work and introduce them to each other and the community. Presentations on DH tools, resources, and projects will alternate with facilitated discussions on salient themes like "DH and Graduate Education," "Varieties of DH," "DH and the Creative Arts," etc. The event is open to all graduate students. For more information, visit http://web.simmons.edu/~fairb/dh/go.html.

 

GSLIS Alternative Spring Break Work Opportunity

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Boston Teachers Union School, 25 Walk Hill St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Need some hands-on work experience? Consider volunteering for a shift during GSLIS' Alternative Spring Break event, March 13 and 14. Shifts during both days are from either 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities may include cataloging and labeling books, shelving and organizing the collection, and decorating the library. You will also receive a tour of the school and will be provided with FREE lunch on each day. Volunteers are welcome to join us for as many shifts as you would like, however space is limited so register early. For more information, please contact Kittle Evenson at evenson@simmons.edu. Register at http://libraryspringbreak.eventbrite.com.

So You Want to Publish an Ebook?

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: SOM 501

Digitally publishing your own work is powerful and empowering. Surprisingly, creating ebooks with text, images, audio and hyperlinks is neither complicated nor expensive. By using EPUB, anyone can create an ebook, from elementary school students to university instructors. Come hear about an exciting project on open-source online textbook creation, a discussion about the latest EPUB standard which supports wildly innovative e-publishing capabilities, and a demonstration of open-source publishing tools you can use to publish your own creative content. Register at http://neasist-ebooks.eventbrite.com.

Schedule:

8:15-9:00: Registration/Breakfast
9:00-9:15: Welcome/Introduction
9:15-12:30 Speakers

Speakers will include Dustin A. Lewis, H20 Project Manager and Technical Lead, who will speak about "Open-Source Online Textbooks"; Nettie Lagace, Associate Director of Programs at NISO, who will speak about "Shifting Forward in Digital Publishing: EPUB 3"; and Karie Kirkpatrick, Journals Technology Specialist at The MIT Press, who will speak about "Creating Ebooks Using Open-Source Tools".

 

User Experience Presentation

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: SOM 501/502

Simmons UXPA and Simmons ASIS&T are co-hosting a user experience presentation titled "The "U" in UXD: Conducting Field Research to Understand Users' Needs, Goals, and Behavior." The guest speaker, L Hood, senior manager of UXD and Information Design at ACI Worldwide, will discuss how to plan and carry out user research and provide an overview of field methods such as ethnographic studies, contextual inquiry, collaging, and roundtable usability testing. To register for this free event, please visi thttp://uxdbylhood.eventbrite.com/.

GSLIS Research Colloquium Event

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: P415

Sarah Leonard, associate professor of the History Department, Simmons College CAS, will be discussing "Using Photographs to Write a History of Emotions." Snacks will be provided.

Grad Liaisons and Scott/Ross Center Present 'Careers with Impact' Panel

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 5 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Meeting Room, Beatley Library

Looking for more information about being socially responsible while working with non-profits, businesses, and government agencies? Join us! Refreshments will be served.

Panelists Include:

  • Carolyn Grimes, Program Director, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service
  • Deborah Leipziger, Consultant, Professor and Author, The Corporate Responsibility Code Book
  • Susan Musinsky, Director, Social Innovation Forum at Root Cause

This panel is co-sponsored by The Scott/Ross Center for Community Service and Simmons' graduate student liaisons to the Center, including Eileen Fontenot, GSLIS liaison. Contact Eileen at fontenoe@simmons.edu if you have questions.

GSLIS Lunchtime Lecture Series

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Where: P415

GSLIS Interim Dean and ALA President Maureen Sullivan will be speaking about "Salary Negotiations for LIS Students." Snacks will be provided.

Tour WGBH Radio with SCoSAA

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 10 Guest St., Boston, MA

Learn about working in an unconventional archive during a tour of WGBH Radio. Space is limited, so reserve your spot here: http://scosaawgbhtoursp2013.eventbrite.com/.

PLG Event: Zinemaking!

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Main College Building, C105

The Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons is hosting a zinemaking discussion with Nicole Georges. She will be stopping by Simmons during her latest book tour for her graphic memoir titled Calling Dr. Laura. Learn all about the art, community, and library implications behind zines, and have some snacks, too.

Space is limited for this event, so please RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5562874708#. Questions? Email plgatsimmons@gmail.com.

SCoSAA Brown Bag Lunch

When: Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: P206

Please join SCoSAA as they present another in its Spring Brown Bag Lunch Series. This time, they're hosting Professor Joel Rivera-Blanco, who will speak about freedom of information laws in Latin America. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion.

PLG Event: Examining Aaron Swartz's Legacy

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge

The Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons is hosting another installment of its Chewing the Facts series, a casual conversation about issues in progressive librarianship. 

This month, PLG will discuss the life and legacy of Aaron Swartz, who killed himself last month while he was being prosecuted for illegally downloading JSTOR articles. Was he an open access/information freedom hero or was his criminal charges deserved? Snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, email plgatsimmons@gmail.com.

First Monthly Meeting of the New ALASC Book Club

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Where: TBD

ALASC is starting a new type of book club, one that is a combination of a book club and a book talk. We'd love for you to join us!
 
How does it work? Each month, we'll select a theme and suggest a few titles based on that theme. At our monthly meeting, we'll start with a discussion on those books, but encourage everyone to bring your own book suggestions that incorporate the theme. At the end of our lively discussion, we'll create a Reader's Advisory List for anyone looking for great, ALASC-approved book recommendations.
  
February's theme is "Break-ups". Please join us for this first meeting to discuss break-ups in literature.
 
Our suggested February titles are:
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

GSLIS Lunchtime Lecture Series

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Where: P415

Mary Wilkins Jordan & Laura Saunders, assistant professors at GSLIS, will be speaking about "Reference Competencies from the Practitioner's Perspective: An International Comparison." Snacks will be provided.

THATCamp Libraries 2013

When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Where: Simmons College SOM building Room 501

The Humanities and Technology (THAT) Camp is a collaborative, innovative unconference that engages students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and more in spontaneous and highly creative discussions about a proposed topic. To learn more, visit the website here: http://libraries2013.thatcamp.org/.

Evaluating the Usability of the Simmons Alumnet Site

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: SOM 501/502

UXPA @ Simmons presents "Evaluating the Usability of the Simmons Alumnet Web Site." This event is for students who are seeking experience in usability assessment. Register for this free event at alumneteval.eventbrite.com.

Spectrum Scholars Event

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Meeting Center, Rooms 1 and 2, Lefavour Hall

The Simmons GSLIS Spectrum Scholars will be holding a silent auction in support of future Spectrum Scholars. The guest speaker will be Professor Monica Colon-Aguirre. They hope to raise $1,000 at this event, which is part of an ALA Presidential Spectrum Initiative. Tapas will be served. If you cannot make it but want to contribute, make a check out to the American Library Association and mail to ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Put "Simmons/M.G." in the memo line so GSLIS can get credit for the donation. To register, visit http://simmonsspectrumdinner2013-estw.eventbrite.com/#.

SCoSAA Brown Bag Lunch

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: P206

Professor Donna Webber will be talking about the "Archives for Librarians in the Age of Convergence." Be sure to check out the full schedule of our Brown Bag Lunch series. Valentine's treats will be provided.

ALASC General Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge

Stop by and hear what the ALA Student Chapter has planned for the spring semester, share your ideas and meet members. Snacks will be provided.

SCoSAA Brown Bag Lunch

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: P206

Bring your lunch to this event and learn about the "Thrills and Spills of Archival Research: Investigating David Burn" with Professor Ross Harvey.

Panopticon Round Table

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Lefavour Hall Room 428

Professors Ross Harvey, Martha Mahard and Heather Hole will be discussing the present and future of the arts, visual resources and cultural heritage fields during this round table. Food, refreshments and dessert will be served.

UXPA @ Simmons Spring Open House

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Where: P207

Bring your own lunch and stop by and chat with fellow students and potential colleagues at the User Experience Professional Organization @ Simmons Spring Open House.

'Change the Narrative, Not the Name'

When: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: P207

The ALA-SC and the Library Liaison group are presenting this panel discussion/Q&A. The work of librarians has moved away from being little old ladies with buns in our hair who shusshh! people all day long. Now librarians are working in all sorts of different work environments, doing a wide variety of projects, and building and sharing a wide variety of skills. And we still provide books to people, do story time, provide training, help kids of all ages with school work and the million other things librarians have always done. We are reaching for the future, with all the excitement and unknowns that involves, while keeping one foot on the traditional services people know, love, and expect from librarians.

So, you think you want to be a librarian? It's fun! It's challenging! It's exciting! It's sometimes frustrating! There is ALWAYS something new coming!!

Come hear our panel discuss their experiences as librarians, ask questions, and share your own ideas. Refreshments will be provided by our sponsor ALA-SC; come for the food, stay for the discussion!

This is the first in a series of lectures we will hold this semester, bringing in librarians from all kinds of libraries to talk about their work experiences and how they landed those great jobs.

COSTEP MA Presentation

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Meeting Room (first floor of Lefavour Hall)

Former Society of American Archivists President Gregor Trinkaus Randall will be speaking about his work with the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts). For anyone interested in disaster planning or state-wide initiatives, this is a can't miss event. SCoSAA will be providing light refreshments. 

SCIRRT General Interest Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Where: Dean's Conference Room (P-111)

SCIRRT, the Student Chapter International Relations Round Table, is hosting its first general interest meeting of the semester. If you are already a member, attend to talk about some upcoming international initiatives for the spring semester. If you are interested in joining SCIRRT or just want to learn more about what we do here on campus, attend for some food, fun, and worldly conversation about GSLIS' globe-trotting librarians.

Welcome Back Brunch

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Matarazzo Student Lounge, Second Floor of Palace Road Bldg.

Mingle with your fellow GSLIS students at this LISSA-sponsored Welcome Back Brunch.

SCoSAA Pizza Party

When: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Student Lounge, Palace Road Bldg. Second Floor

Simmons' Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists is hosting a Welcome Back Event to kick off the new semester. Mingle with SCoSAA officers and fellow archive students and enjoy some pizza. For more information about SCoSAA, visit its blog.

GSLIS Faculty Candidate Presentation

When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Where: P415

Emad Khazraee is presenting a speech titled "The archaeology of archaeology: A study of the creation of archaeological knowledge in practice." Drawing on theories developed in Science and Technology (STS), ethnographic methods, and qualitative methods, this presentation provides an overview of a systematic attempt to address these questions by analyzing the data-oriented work practices of collaborating groups in archaeological projects. The results offer an original approach to the analysis and support of collaborative and data-intensive practices using Actor-Network Theory. This research also provides insights into the design requirements of information organization technologies for collaborative practices. Any questions? Contact Lille Thompson at 617-521-2805 or email gslisfac@simmons.edu.

 

The Eros of Oral History: Lecture and Performance by Dr. Jeff Friedman

When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Advanced Wiki Editing Workshop at GSLIS West

When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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