The Technology Orientation Requirement, (TOR), is a series of readings, short quizzes and hands-on activities that introduces new SLIS students to the technology and resources at Simmons SLIS. It ensures that new students are prepared to use the technology required for their courses, regardless of which specific LIS track they take. It is required for all part-time and full-time students, although non-degree and auditing students are also encouraged to look through the materials.

To learn more, please visit the main TOR website at There you will find the reading materials, a checklist and information on grading policies, and an About section that explains how and why the TOR was created.