Jill Silverberg

I just started my first semester at Simmons as a member of the archives concentration and I am super excited to be here! Although I'm from New York, I have spent the last four years in Worcester where I attended Clark U for undergrad, so I am not a total stranger to the Boston area.

Since I commute out of Brighton, every day is a new experience as I continue to explore the surrounding areas and master the green line system. In my free time I enjoy baking, hiking, watching new shows on Netflix, and working on my food blog.


Entries by Jill Silverberg

  • 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...
  • Hanging out with JFK
    Did you know that just a short bus ride away from the JFK T stop on the red line is the JFK Presidential Library and Museum? Did you also know that the papers and writings of Ernest Hemmingway are also...
  • (Not) A Lazy Summer
    When I look out my window, I find it hard to believe that less than three months ago, there was still snow on the ground. Not only that, but it felt like the winter of 2013/2014 was never going to...
  • It Isn't Always Easy Being a Librarian
    The experience of throwing out books is perhaps the one part of being a librarian that I do not like. I'm not sure why, but I just find the notion of tossing books away to be kind of sad. Unfortunately...
  • Where Did the Time Go?
    I've looked at my calendar more times than I can count in the last few days. Surely the date can't be right; wasn't it January just the other day? Although it says that today is the second to last day...
  • Simmons Neon 5K
    This past Saturday, me, my sister, and close group of friends came together to participate in Simmons Neon 5k. For most of us, this was the first time any of us had run a significant distance in a long time. Although...
  • Five Reasons Why it Needs to be Spring
    Although spring technically started about ten days ago, it sure does not feel like it. In fact, while I was out running errands today, I realized that the rain turned into hail. Now I am an total fan of winter but even I...
  • City of Neighborhoods Exhibit
    This past Saturday, the map gallery where I work, the Leventhal Map Gallery, premiered their newest exhibit to the Boston public. The new exhibit, City of Neighborhoods, celebrates the racial and ethnic diversity of the city of Boston. While the former exhibit,...
  • Going Home and Coming Back
    In the weeks preceding spring break this year, I'll admit, I was starting to get a bit stir crazy. You see, for the last four years, I had the luxury of being able to journey off my undergraduate campus for weekend hikes all...
  • Baking a little bit of springtime
    Normally, I am a very big fan of winter. Snow, ice, the cold; I love it all. Or I used to. Although I am no stranger to New England winters, this year, the winter seems longer, colder, and snowier than...
  • Monday with Julia Child
    This past Monday I ventured over to the Schlesinger Library, which is part of Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study. Although I was making this trip for research purposes, I won't deny my excitement about getting to handle the...
  • Weekend at the Boston Public Library
    Sitting right outside of the Copley T stop are two connected buildings that couldn't appear to be more different. The first building is old and scholarly, the type of historic landmark that is almost begging to have its picture taken....
  • The Super Bowl from the Perspective of a Non-football Fan
    I'm not going to beat around the bush, I am not really big on this whole football thing. Don't ask me why, because I can assure you that at age 22 ½, I'm still trying to figure it out. My...
  • Learning the World of Computers
    As we all know, last Tuesday's snow storm caused Simmons to cancel class that night. As I stayed nice and warm inside, I decided to do the responsible thing and do some reading for class. It was while I was...
  • Academic Peace at Last: Finding that Place to Study
    For those of you who might not know, I am a commuter student. While I did have the option of living on Simmons campus, I opted to rent an apartment right outside of Boston in the Brookline/Brighton area. I've...
  • New Year, New Semester, Already So Much To Do
    Well, the truth can be denied no longer; my second semester at Simmons has officially begun. As of 9am this morning, I became a student once again, putting an end to my month-long academic hiatus. Sure, I will miss the luxury of...
  • Service First? A New Kind of Service Model for my Local Library
    About a week ago, my older and sister and I returned home to celebrate the winter holidays with my family. As always, within less than twenty-fours of arriving home from Boston, my mom and I piled into the car and...
  • Kicking it Old School
    Well, it's official: my first semester in GSLIS is now over! All fanfare aside, I'll admit, it does feel somewhat strange to not have any classes to attend or homework to do. I mean, after about fourteen weeks of classes,...
  • Going Dual Degree
    What many people don't know is that back when I was in the middle of applying to Simmons for graduate school, I was originally planning on submitting an application for Simmons's dual degree in archives and history. As someone deeply...
  • Call Numbers: Why they are Awesome
    For those of you who don't know, when one enters the Simmons GSLIS program, there are a number of core classes that they must complete. Besides an introductory course, LIS 401, there is another core course that they suggest we...
  • Study Tips and Tricks to Help Get you Through Finals
    As I enter the final weeks of my first semester as a member of GSLIS, I'm somewhat in shock with the realization that it is almost over. Of course, it won't be officially over until I get past the dreaded...
  • All About Going Abroad
    Having the chance to study abroad is something that I think many students want to strive towards when they begin their career as college students. While a number of my close friends did indeed get to experience the wonders of...
  • Three Reasons Study Groups are Awesome
    Study groups are something that I used to avoid when I was an undergraduate student. Back then, I found them to be disorganized and extremely one-sided, with one person usually doing all the work. However, I've had a recent revelation...
  • Daily Musings: Twelve Years a Slave
    As a big fan of historical dramas, be it a novel, a play or a film, when I first heard about the film 12 Years a Slave, I knew it would be a film worth seeing. Well, I just got out...
  • Baking Fun!
    If you haven't noticed, we are already more than halfway through pumpkin month! It is kind of hard to believe that October is nearly over, meaning that I've already been a student at Simmons for two months. Time certainly...
  • Course Registration Jitters
    So it seems that it is already that time of the year again, that magical time when we the students are asked to pick our next round of classes for the following semester. During my undergrad years, course registration went...
  • Internship Time
    Tomorrow afternoon, I start my internship requirement for LIS 438, Introduction to Archival Methods and Services. For those of you who don't know, each student enrolled in LIS 438 needs to complete a 60 hour internship project. While the list of...
  • Tastes of Fenway
    So for those of you who don't know, besides being a bibliophile, I am also a foodie. As a person obsessed with all things food, I always love a chance to try a new restaurant, type of cuisine, or entrée....
  • The T and Me
    I'm sure that this has happened to everyone at least once. Picture this: It's a school day and you have class at 9am. It's 8:15am, and you have just rushed out of your apartment, running as fast as you possibly can to...
  • Five Things I Have Learned Joining GSLIS
    Before I packed up the family car with dad to drive up to Boston for school, my mom decided to impart some advice for me to mull over during the course of my four and half hour long car ride....