SLIS faculty are distinguished leaders who practice the professions they teach--and pride themselves on being personal mentors to their students. Our faculty includes award-winning teachers, accomplished storytellers, and international consultants whose achievements cover a wide range of areas, from school libraries to high-tech corporations in the United States, Asia, and beyond.
Dean Eileen G. Abels, a longtime library and information science practitioner and educator with a specialty in digital reference education and remote reference services, leads the faculty. She and other SLIS professors regularly serve as consultants and serve on panels for government agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. They also serve as presidents and executive officers of leading professional organizations, including the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), specialized divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and others.
We are proud that SLIS faculty rank among the most published and highly quoted experts in the library and information science profession.
Esteemed scholar, prolific writer, and adjunct professor at Simmons SLIS Sidney Berger last spoke with Infolink in 2009, as then Director of the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum (now Director Emeritus), overseeing a massive construction and expansion endeavor that continues today. Earlier this year, ALA Neal-Schuman published his newest book, Rare Books and Special Collections. This magnum opus presents an in-depth examination of the rare books and special collections worlds never before collected under one title, from one of the field's most venerable and respected authorities.