GSLIS student chosen as ARL Scholar

Incoming student Joyce Gabiola was selected as The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Scholar. Gabiola will begin her MS degree this fall.

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GSLIS student and Library Assistant Mirna Turcios, Professor Naresh Agarwal and LIS Librarian Linda Watkins Publish Study

What started as in invitation by Linda Watkins in Naresh Agarwal's LIS 403 classroom years ago for a team to investigate her belief that only less than 5% of what is published in LIS journals is empirical research was just published in the June 2014 issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Mirna Turcios worked with Prof. Agarwal, initially as part of the research proposal class assignment and then as an Independent Study.

Ironically, Watkins in her presentation heightened the project's urgency by stating she couldn't retire until the study had been done. Prophetically, her retirement announcement was made just when the article had been accepted for publication.

How Much of Library and Information Science Literature Qualifies as Research?

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LIS Student Supports Libraries in Africa

Current GSLIS student Maggie Davidov is heading to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (OWLA) for two weeks this August on a school library exchange. Through a grant from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley to focus on Global initiatives, Maggie is heading to OWLA to collaborate with two librarians on information and digital literacy curricula and video conferencing international book clubs. Maggie hopes to learn a great deal from her international colleagues, create the framework for innovative programs, and pet baby lions. Check out her blog to follow her journey in South Africa:  http://www.alibrarianinafrica.blogspot.com.

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Prof. Veilleux selected for CREU program

Prof. Nanette Veilleux's proposal for the 2014-15 Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) program was selected. Three undergraduate students will participate in a research project and receive stipends from this program. The student cohorts have been invited to meet at The Grace Hopper Conference in 2015.

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MLIP student published

MLIP student Alexia Hudson-Ward's article "Diversity and Inclusion: Online Resources for Education" was published in the June edition of College and Research Libraries News. Another article, "Eyeing the New Diversity: An Emerging Paradigm for Recruitment and Retention" was published in the July/August issue of American Libraries.

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Professor Nanette Veilleux Awarded Best Presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference

Nanette Veilleux and her co-presenters were awarded best presentation for "People Matter: The Role of Peers and Faculty in Students' Academic Engagement" at the June 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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GSLIS Adjunct Professor Elaine Martin Published in Health Sciences Librarianship

GSLIS Adjunct Professor and UMass Medical School's Lamar Soutter Library Director Elaine Martin '05DA is a co-author of the chapter "Chapter 10: Research Data Management and the Health Sciences Librarian" in the recently published  Health Sciences Librarianship. Martin is also on the book's editorial board.

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GSLIS Student Appointed First Digital Strategist at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Master's student Shannon McDonough was recently appointed the first Digital Strategist at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as of June 11, 2014.

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Professor Joudrey and GSLIS Student Publish in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Associate Professor Daniel Joudrey and recent GSLIS graduate Ryan McGinnis '14LS published "Graduate Education for Information Organization, Cataloging, and Metadata" in the June 2014 issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Joudrey and McGinnis also presented the findings of the paper at the ALCTS/ALISE Biennial Educators Meeting at American Library Association Midwinter 2014 conference in Philadelphia, PA. 

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GSLIS Alum Teaches "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" MOOC

GSLIS alumn Lauren Maggio '05L is teaching a MOOC titled, "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" through Stanford University's OpenEdX platform. The course introduces the concept of openess from a variety of perspectives, including library and information studies, education, publishing, economics, politics, among others. Open Knowledge is international and multi-institutional, bringing together instructors and students from Stanford University (USA), Fordham University (USA), University of British Columbia (Canada), Simon Frasier University (Canada), the Kwame Krumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), the Universida Autónoma el Estado de México (Mexico), and the rest of the world. Learn about the "open" concept, develop digital literacy skills, and connect with peers around the world by registering.

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GSLIS Doctoral Candidate Awarded First Place in Public Libraries Feature Article Contest

Ph.D./MLIP student Jasmina Jusic was awarded first place in the Public Libraries Feature Article Contest for her article, "Entrepreneurial Leadership." Jusic received the award at the June 2014 American Library Association's Annual Conference's Public Library Association's President's Program and Awards Presentation in Las Vegas, NV.

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GSLIS Alum Promoted to Serials Functional Coordinator at Harvard Library

Sean Crawford '13LS was promoted to Serials Functional Coordinator at the Harvard Library in June 2014.

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Peirce College Librarian Recognized for School's Penmanship Archive

Peirce College Librarian Bart Everts '11LS was featured in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's blog for his school's penmanship archive collection.

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Children's Literature Alum and Student Win Susan P. Bloom Discovery Awards

Rebecca Roan '14MA who received her MFA in writing for children and MA in children's literature at Simmons College, and Mackenzie Van Englelenhoven, who is currently finishing her MFA in writing for children and young adults, received Discovery Awards for their works-in-progress. The awards were given at the 16th Annual Children's Book Susan P. Bloom Discovery Awards on May 18, 2014 at Simmons College. Their winning manuscripts will be read by editors from Candlewick, Houghton Mifflin or Knopf Books for Young Readers.

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GSLIS Alum Participates in Book Bike Program

Cambridgeport School Librarian Liz Phipps-Soero '07LS is delivering books to children through Cambridge, MA's Book Bike Program.

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Courtney Young '97LS Begins Term as American Library Association President

Courtney Young '97LS began her term as the American Library Association (ALA) President at the Inaugural Brunch at the June 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Simmons GSLIS Graduates Accepted into the National Digital Stewardship Residency

Tricia Patterson '14LS and Samantha DeWitt '14LS were accepted into the National Digital Stewardship Residency in Boston, MA. Patterson will conduct her residency at MIT Libraries and DeWitt will be a resident at Tufts University. The residency program is designed to develop the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, and preserve digital assets.

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Tribute to The Librarian's Librarian: Linda Watkins

Thumbnail image for LindaWatkinsphoto.jpgLinda Watkins was one of Dean Emeritus and Professor James Matarazzo's best hires. When he hired Watkins as GSLIS' "librarian's librarian" at Simmons Beatley Library, he says he "knew she was the one for GSLIS."  For more than 33 years, Watkins has taken her role as librarian's librarian seriously. She's mentored thousands of GSLIS students and alumni, partnered with faculty to enhance classroom instruction, and developed a strong understanding of the LIS profession, its history, and literature.  In addition, she proudly served as steward of the LIS professional collection, which is one of the oldest and best in the United States.  She is retiring on August 29, 2014 and leaving behind a legacy of librarianship and leadership.

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Simmons GSLIS Remembers Ernest DiMattia Jr. '65LS

Ernest "Ernie" DiMattia Jr. '65LS, an advocate for libraries and GSLIS, died on June 26, 2014. As the president of Stamford's Ferguson Library, DiMattia supervised the renovation main library and three of its branches, according to the Stamford Daily Voice.

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Simmons GSLIS Welcomes Two New Professors

Simmons GSLIS welcomes Amber Stubbs '05UG and Chaoqun Ni to the faculty in Fall 2014. Their computer science expertise will compliment the course offerings in GSLIS' new Information Science & Technology concentration.

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