In addition to college-wide benefits, the following resources are offered to all SLIS Alumni.
New England Jobline
All Simmons SLIS alumni are granted access to the New England Jobline, a service of Simmons SLIS. The Jobline broadcasts available positions in the many library related areas. You can search the Jobline and other career resources at http://simmons.edu/gslis/for/current/careers/jobline/. On the Jobline, you can also post an announcement looking for student interns to assist you with any professional projects.
If you would like to receive a weekly Jobline email announcement, please email your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
SLIS Technology Lab and Workshops
Alumni are welcome to use the SLIS Technology Lab (http://gslislab.simmons.edu), located in P-213. The Tech Lab has over 50 computers, including a large majority of dual-boot iMacs and some PCs, with scanners (regular, large-format, and slide), printers, and other input/output equipment, such as web cameras on all computers. The Lab is fully staffed for nearly 90 hours of operation each week by Technology Reference Assistants(TRAs) and SLIS Technology Group staff. Staff is available for consultation, email/network assistance, and other support issues. Before visiting, please contact the Tech Lab in advance by phone, (617) 521-2802, IM account (AOL Instant Messenger) SLISlab or email email@example.com. You can also find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/gslislab) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/techlab). Alumni can attend free technology workshops, which cover a variety of emerging technology topics. Each semester, 20-30 unique topics are offered and online registration is available here for the current offerings: http://gslistechlab.eventbrite.com.
Continuing Education Discount
SLIS Continuing Education offers more than 35 weekend or online workshops each semester for the convenience of practicing librarians and other information professionals. Simmons SLIS Alumni attending CE workshops receive a discounted price. For more information about our workshops, visit the SLIS Continuing Education website at http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLIS Alumni Board
The SLIS Alumni Board sponsors several events per year to connect alumni. Career panels and networking events are scheduled for the spring and fall, as well as the annual Alumni and Professional Development Day. Please feel free to contact the SLIS Alumni Board by email at email@example.com to get involved.
SLIS Alumni have the opportunity to audit graduate courses on a space-available non-credit basis for $400 or an undergraduate course for $25. You can learn more on our Forms & Policies page.
InfoLink is a monthly newsletter produced for the SLIS community of students, faculty, staff and alums, released seven times a year. Each issue includes a feature article focused on a vital aspect of the LIS profession. Subscribe by emailing your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access InfoLink at http://simmons.edu/slis/for/current/news/blog/infolink/.
SLIS graduates can take advantage of the Beatley Library resources, including the latest electronic resources (onsite access only). You can also access Reference Services by contacting the SLIS Librarian and other Library reference staff. Please feel free to make an appointment with SLIS librarian Linda Watkins to discuss the library resources. Call (617) 521-2824 or email email@example.com.
The Mentoring Program assists students by providing insights into competencies required in various professional areas, assessing current skill sets and suggesting possible projects and activities for enhancements, and setting up the beginnings of a professional network. To inquire about becoming a mentor, please contact Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles via phone (617) 521-2798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work with Admissions
SLIS Admissions would love to have your help in recruiting future SLIS students, as a SLIS Alumni Ambassador. There are several ways you can get involved, including speaking on an alumni panel at monthly information sessions, being available to email with prospective students to answer any questions, and to be an alumni representative at to off-campus recruiting fairs. You can contact the Admissions office at email@example.com or by calling (617) 521-2868. You can also visit them online here.
SLIS Alumni are able to receive personal subscription discounts for all Information Today publications. Download an order form online at http://www.simmons.edu/enews/alumnet/harris/gslis%20information%20today.pdf.
If you have any questions regarding these benefits, please contact SLIS
firstname.lastname@example.org * (617) 521-2869