GSLIS West Alumni Career Panel
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10am - 3pm
Where: Willits-Hallowel Conference Center, Mounth Holyoke College, South Hadley MA
Save the date: The Alumni Career Panel and Resume workshop will be on March 15 from 10am to 3pm at the Willits-Hallowel Conference Center at Mounth Holyoke College. The panel starts at 10:30, lunch is from 12:30-1:15 and then the resume workshop will be from 1:15pm -3pm.
More details to come soon!
Professional Boot Camp: Presented by Donna Webber, Mary Wilkins Jordan, and Laura Saunders
When: Monday, March 17, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P206
The job market is tough, but not impossible! Learn what sets successful job applicants apart in this job-hunting series.
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SLA@Simmons Presents: Brown Bag Professional Panel #2
When: Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room 210
SLA@Simmons is excited to host a second panel of special library professionals. Professionals from a variety of different libraries will be speaking on their personal career path, current job, and what the future may hold. There will be ample time allotted for Q&A!
Food will be provided!!
To RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-professional-panel-how-i-got-here-and-where-i-could-go-tickets-10723328765
Research Colloquium: Ten Hut! EAC-CPF and Military Units with Katherine Wisser, Heather Soyka, Eliot Wilczek and Justin Snow
When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12 Noon - 12:50 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room P-308
Military units are complex corporate bodies. They have long histories, with name changes, relationships with other units and complex internal structures. This project explores the use of Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families for the description of a military unit. Using the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, the oldest continuously serving mounted regiment in the United States Army, this team of researchers has explored the challenges presented by a complex corporate body and the opportunities offered by this standard. The presentation will include a general description of the project and its intended audience but will primarily focus on the encoding decisions used and their impact on the manipulation of XML for interaction.
Presenters present will be Wisser and Snow, project team members include Wisser, Wilzcek, Soyka and Snow.
Prof. Wisser is an assistant professor, co-director of the dual degree Archives/History program, and director of the Archives Certificate program.
Simmons ASIS&T and GSLIS Alumni Board Networking Dinner
When: Friday, March 28, 2014, 6-8pm
Where: Simmons College, Lefavour Hall, Boston MA
Simmons ASIS&T and GSLIS Alumni Board would like to invite you to attend our networking dinner on Friday, March 28th 2014 from 6-8pm in the Kotzen Meeting Room.
We will have guest speakers on topics related to information technology and will be providing a tapas dinner.
The Right to Know: Information Access & Information Literacy in the Professions
When: Monday, March 31, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Meeting Room
Every day we use information to make decisions- from big decisions such as how to vote in elections, or what diets to follow for our health, to smaller ones such as how to dress for the day's weather. In order to make good decisions we need information and freedom of information policies affirm that we have a right to access such information. But how much access do we really have? How much of our information is credible, reliable, and authoritative? How can we know when we are being misled, or given poor information? You have The Right to Know!
Join us on Monday, March 31st at 5:30 pm in the Kotzen Center as international Freedom of Information scholars Paul Sturges and Almuth Gastinger, and an interdisciplinary panel of Simmons College faculty, explore these questions. This event will also feature poster presentations from Simmons College students.
- Paul Sturges, Professor Emeritus, Loughborough University, UK
- Almuth Gastinger, Senior Research Librarian, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
- Laura Saunders, Assistant Professor, GSLIS
- Gary Bailey, Professor of Practice, SSW
- Joel Blanco-Rivera, Assistant Professor, GSLIS
- Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue, Professor of Practice, SHS
- John Lowe, Associate Dean/Associate Professor SOM
- Catherine Paden, Associate Professor, CAS
This event is funded through a Simmons College PDIAC/SimmonsPalooza grant, and is co-sponsored by the American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA/SC) and the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG).
GSLIS AFTER DARK: An Evening of Recognition and Connection
When: Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 GSLIS After Dark dinner will continue the tradition of providing an opportunity for all GSLIS alumni to gather and reconnect.
You can share what's new personally and professionally with classmates and colleagues, and hear what is happening at GSLIS today from Dean Abels.
This year's program will honor the Alumni Achievement Award winner Toby Pearlstein '77LS, '86LSD.
As former director of Global Information Services at Bain & Co., Inc., Pearlstein was the head of one of the world's largest corporate library networks. Previously, she was a librarian and archivist at MASSDOT, and has served as a lecturer and volunteer at GSLIS.
Please join us for what will be a most enjoyable and entertaining evening. We look forward to welcoming you all to GSLIS After Dark
You may also contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations to register by phone at 800-831-4284 by Thursday, March 27.
Research Colloquium: Implementing Knowledge Management in Colleges and Universities with Professor Agarwal
When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12-1 pm
Where: GSLIS Lounge, Palace Road Building
Knowledge Management (KM) is a collaborative and integrated approach adopted at various levels to ensure that an organization's knowledge assets are best utilized to increase organizational performance. While KM has been adopted in a large number of sectors and organizations, colleges and universities, and the higher education sector in general, is yet to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by KM. Also, while past research has sought to highlight the importance of implementing KM in higher education, there is a lack of a single, clear template for KM implementation that universities leaders and administrators can adopt. The research questions that the study investigates are: "How can colleges and universities successfully implement KM? What are the steps to follow, and in which sequence?" The contribution of the paper is a practical, actionable, step-by-step plan for successful KM implementation, as well as a diagrammatic, theoretical model for KM implementation in colleges and universities. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Laila Marouf of Kuwait University.
Annual Simmons Library and Information Science Career Fair
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12-2 pm
Where: Linda K Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor of the Main College Building, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Annual Simmons Library and Information Science Career Fair. Co-hosted by GSLIS and the Simmons Career Education Center (CEC), the fair is a terrific opportunity for students and recent alumni/ae seeking full-time employment to meet hiring employers from the Greater Boston and New England area. Representatives from school, public, and academic libraries, special libraries, archives, publishers, database and information management firms, staffing agencies, professional organizations, and more in the LIS field are expected to attend.
All fair attendees must be candidates for or have already received their MLS from Simmons (within the past two years). This is an open-format event, which means that attendees can move freely from table to table and do not need to schedule interviews with recruiters prior to the event. Faculty are asked to be lenient should there be class conflicts on the day of the fair.
Please note that the LIS Career Fair is an industry-specific event distinct from the annual Simmons College Spring Career & Internship Fair, which is open to all Simmons undergraduates and graduates. The Spring Career & Internship Fair will be held on March 26, 2014; if you are interested in attending this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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