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With the school year now officially underway we thought it would be great to meet and introduce some of the newest members of the Simmons community, our incoming class of 2017. We all know that starting a new chapter can be nerve racking and even a bit scary, but there is also a lot of optimism and hopefulness. We thought hearing from them would at least calm some fears and build excitement.

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Connect with Simmons in your Area this May!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our May visit schedule below to see when we'll...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on April 16, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Know Your Professor: Candy Schwartz

Meet Professor Candy Schwartz, from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Professor Schwartz recently celebrated her 35th anniversary at Simmons, and is a highly enthusiastic, witty, and popular professor. We had the chance to talk to Professor Schwartz about her interests, secret talents, and much more!

Posted by Mary Delaney on April 15, 2014
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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...

Posted by Jill Silverberg on April 15, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Making Membership Worth It

I voted in my first ALA election today. So, consider this entry my big "I voted" sticker. I'm actually quite proud of myself. No joke. For once, I didn't let those thoughts in my head of "I'm not a real...

Posted by Alec Chunn on April 14, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


How Prison Libraries Can Make a Safer World

At some point, 95% of the incarcerated will be released into the general public. They need programs and services to help them re-enter society peacefully and productively. Libraries offer that opportunity. -- Julie Steenson '14LS     ...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Making a Difference with Librarians Without Borders

GSLIS master's student Brandie Burrows personifies public service. As a former Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, she taught entrepreneurial fundamentals to women business owners and helped establish youth centers. While she was at the home of her host family, the...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Faculty Profile: Melanie Kimball

Associate Professor Melanie Kimball's quest to prove the value of children's and young adult (YA) library services has not always been easy. "You will never get a job," she was told by a university dean after she declared her...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Snapshot: Mariah Manley

Mariah Manley shares what she has learned about building bridges, working with executive management, balancing budgets, and other skills as the outgoing Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) president. Read how Manley is building her career by taking advantage...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


ASIS&T and SIG USE Sponsor "The Contextual Inquiry: A Must-Have Method for Your User Research Toolbox" Webinar

ASIS&T and SIG USE are sponsoring the webinar, "The Contextual Inquiry: A Must-Have Method for Your User Research Toolbox" on April 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EST. The session will be hosted by two user researchers, Kate...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Professor Nanette Veilleux Becomes GSLIS Associate Dean for Research

Nanette Veilleux will be joining the GSLIS faculty full time in the fall when she returns from sabbatical. She will resume her responsibilities as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Computer Science and will become the GSLIS Associate Dean for...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Professors Laura Saunders and Mary Wilkins Jordan Receive Best Paper Award

Associate Professor Laura Saunders and Assistant Professor Mary Wilkins Jordan's paper, "Culture and Competencies: A multi-country Examination of Reference Service Competencies"  was one of two 2014 recipients to receive the Association of College and Research Libraries/New England Chapter's Best Paper...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Assistant Professor Mary Wilkins Jordan Gives Q Method Presentation at the Big Talk from Small Libraries Online Conference

Assistant Professor Mary Wilkins Jordan presented, "You Can Q! Using Q Method to Understand Community Needs for Small Libraries" at the Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference in February. The Q Method is a ranking process in which patrons...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Student Presents at the 2014 Association of College & Research Libraries' New England Chapter Meeting

GSLIS master's student Anna Bognolo will be presenting "Creating Connections for Online LIS students: You're Not Alone in Cyberspace!" with Meena Jain from Drexel's iSchool at the 2014 Association of College & Research Libraries' New England Chapter meeting. The poster...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Student Receives Scholarship and Moderates Social Media Session

GSLIS master's candidate VivianLea Solek received the student scholarship to attend the New England Archivists' 2014 spring meeting. Solek also moderated a session about social media titled, "'Monster Lake Trout:' Landing the Big One with Social Media," which included Simmons...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Offers Manuscript Critiques

Children's Literature graduate student Tracy Marchini is a founding member of the Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley, which will offer off-site manuscript critiques at their annual June conference. Workshop faculty includes Senior Editor of Penguin/Putnam Books for Young Readers Stacey...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Student Gives Presentation at New England Archivist Spring Symposium

GSLIS master's student Paul Caserta will give his presentation," "Provenance: A New Chapter in the Museum Narrative" at the New England Archivist Spring Symposium. He will be presenting as chair along with Museum of Fine Arts' Curator of Provenance Torie...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Doctoral Student Selected to be a Judge for the 2014 International Latino Book Awards

GSLIS doctoral student Sujei Lugo was selected to be a judge for the 2014 International Latino Book Awards, which are the largest awards in the United States celebrating achievements in Latino literature. The awards will be presented at the 2014...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alumni Publish Article in D-Lib Magazine

GSLIS alumni Chris Markman '11LS and Constantine Zavras '08LS published an article, "BitTorrent and Libraries: Cooperative Data Publishing, Management and Discovery," which will appear in the March/April 2014 issue of D-Lib Magazine. They presented a lightning talk at the New...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on April 14, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Dear Boston at the Boston Public Library

On Saturday I went to see the Dear Boston exhibition at the Boston Public Library, which opened on Monday and will remain there until May 11.  The Marathon bombings that happened last year are obviously all over the news in...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on April 13, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Simmons School of Management's Susan Vinnicombe Presents the best NED Award in the Not-For-Profit Catagory

On April 3rd Simmons School of Management's Susan Vinnicombe presented the best NED Award in the Not-For-Profit Catagory to Alice Maynard. The Awards acknowledge the role of a Non-Executive Director, Chairman or Trustee across any size of company/organisation, and across...

Posted by Nicole Herrick on April 11, 2014
SOM Blog


Photo Friday: April 11th

Welcome to our first installment of Photo Friday! This week we're looking at National Service Week, The investiture of Dean Eileen Abels, The 14th annual trip to Omnicom, and the National Student Advertising Competition!

Posted by Mary Delaney on April 11, 2014
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Where are they now? Kelly Bell '11

"None of the companies I was at before really shared my values, so I started a company that did." Kelly Bell '11 graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Women's Studies. In 2013 she founded the company Intrical in Washington, D.C. Catch up with Kelly and see what it's like to start your own company!

Posted by Mary Delaney on April 10, 2014
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A Quick Bite

Mary is here to take you around the Fenway Area that surrounds the Simmons College campus. Her adventures in the city of Boston show that as a Simmons Student, greatness is your backyard! With Spring Break come and gone, it seems...

Posted by Mary Ying on April 10, 2014
Simmons Life


Sightseeing, Ducky Style

My parents were in town last week, so I had the pleasure of doing lots of touristy things. Probably the biggest thing I did was go to a Red Sox game (which for a Seattle Mariners fan like me does,...

Posted by Alec Chunn on April 10, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Professor Paula Gutlove Discusses Salary Negotiation on WGBH

On National Equal Pay Day, Professor Paula Gutlove discussed Salary Negotiation on WGBH....

Posted by Nicole Herrick on April 10, 2014
SOM Blog


An Open Letter to the Housing Selection Gods

Whats up, Clauds? is a new series that chronicles the funny, off wall, and sometimes reflective experiences of Claudia, a Simmons Student just trying to make it to her next class.   Are you there, Housing Selection Gods?  ...

Posted by Claudia Lawry on April 8, 2014
Simmons Life


Breaking Old Patterns with Helaine Olen

Freelance journalist and former financial columnist Helaine Olen delights in debunking the idea that personal finance experts always have their clients' best interests in mind. In her recent book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance...

Posted by Mary Delaney on April 8, 2014
Simmons Leadership Blog


Happy Birthday, Dorothea Lynde Dix!

April 4th marked the birth date of Dorothea Lynde Dix, the namesake of the Dix Scholars program here at Simmons.  But who was Dorothea Dix?  Dix was a social activist in the 19th century.  In early life, she was an educator,...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on April 7, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Simmons School of Management Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

BOSTON (April 3, 2014) -- The Simmons College School of Management, has maintained its business accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education; fewer than five percent of the...

Posted by Nicole Herrick on April 7, 2014
SOM Blog


LISSA's role in GSLIS

Before I went to the NEA Spring meeting a few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to discover that LISSA would reimburse my expenses at the conference up to $300.  This was great news for me, because money is always...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on April 6, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


A2CE Student Reflection - Women's Lunch Place

Natalie Lowell reflects on her experience with A2CE a multiyear service and leadership development opportunity for Simmons undergraduates through which she spent four years with the Women's Lunch Place. I roll over, turn off my alarm and realize it's a...

Posted by Carolyn Grimes on April 3, 2014
Community Service Blog


Five Things You May or May Not Already Know About Housing Selection

1.    Explore.   Do a little research on the different housing options available to you.  What does a suite in Smith look like?  How big is a double in Arnold?  What theme communities are available? Look around at all...

Posted by Stormy Shark on April 3, 2014
Simmons Life


Remembering GSLIS Student James Donahue

In March, we lost a member of the GSLIS community, James Donahue. He was in his first semester and lived in the residence halls. Jamie's mother and sister are both GSLIS graduates. We all join in sending our sympathy to...

Posted by Alisa Libby on April 2, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


International Women's Film Forum Comes to Campus

Junior Alison Berstein helped organize and promote this exciting program as part of the innovative Studio 5 communications course. Learn what inspired her and others to bring this diverse group of women filmmakers to Simmons.

Posted by Mary Delaney on April 2, 2014
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Dean Abels Awarded IMLS Grant

Congratulations to Dean Eileen Abels, who has received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) planning grant for "Educate to Innovate: Re-visioning Library and Information Science Education." Focusing on the importance of leadership and cutting-edge skills in LIS education,...

Posted by Alisa Libby on April 2, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


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...

Posted by Jill Silverberg on April 1, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Rent V. Housing Costs @ Simmons

Contributed by: Catherine Winters Living on campus seems expensive, but have you ever considered what you get for your money? Of course, you're paying for a place to live. A studio apartment in this area of the city is...

Posted by Stormy Shark on April 1, 2014
Simmons Life


Boston To Do List: 6 For Spring

Spring has sprung at Simmons! After a seemingly endless winter it's time to take advantage of all the great activities Boston has to offer during the spring.

Posted by Mary Delaney on April 1, 2014
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March is National Nutrition Month!

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month.  More and more adult students are choosing to study Nutrition at Simmons, so now is a great time to explore your options within the field!  Here are some resources...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on March 31, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


10 tips for writing a resume that pops

Make your resume stand out from the crowd by following these 10 tips! Be clear on what your job search objective is so that you can tailor your resume to the job.  A "one size fits all" resume is less...

Posted by Roxanne Jackman on March 31, 2014
CEC News Blog


Tumblarians!

I spend way too much of my time every day online.  I am fully aware that it's a problem, but not one that's going away any time soon.  It's gotten even worse lately, as I've been trying to use social...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on March 30, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Let it Go!

So, I'm going to come clean. I watched Frozen for the first time this weekend. I don't want to say it changed my life, but I'm definitely in some sort of magical place. I was thinking about the last time...

Posted by Maggie Davidov on March 29, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 MBA Diversity Fellowship Program

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch MBA Diversity Fellowship Program will award merit-based fellowships to women, Blacks/African Americans, LGBT, Hispanics/Latinos, Alaskan Native/American Indian, military veterans, and students with disabilities entering business school in Fall 2014....

Posted by Nicole Herrick on March 27, 2014
SOM Blog


Loving-Kindness Meditation @Simmons

Ahalia Persaud is a Simmons RA. In her short exposé she explores the use of meditation in managing the stress of college life!   Have you ever heard of the Loving-Kindness meditation or metta? This is a specific kind...

Posted by Stormy Shark on March 27, 2014
Simmons Life


A New Kind of Storytime?

One of my greatest regrets about leaving home is that I don't get to see my five-year-old niece, Riley, very often. But, lucky for me, I got the opportunity to video chat with her this week (bless technology!). One of...

Posted by Alec Chunn on March 27, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Being on Hold

After I graduated with my undergraduate degree I was excited to be out in the "real world," but I always knew, in the back of my mind, that I would be going back for further education at some point.  I...

Posted by Audrey Markarian on March 26, 2014
SOM Blog


Connect with Simmons in your Area this April!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our April visit schedule below to see when we'll...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on March 26, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Welcome to the GSLIS Collaboratory!

GSLIS has created the Collaboratory with a gift from the estate of Mara Dole. Located in P-314 the new collaborative space is open to the entire GSLIS community. In it you will find six computers plus two mounted 55 and...

Posted by Alisa Libby on March 26, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


What's Your "Lady Anthem"?

We asked the Simmons community what song empowers them in this Women's History Month edition of "Simmons Speaks." Be sure to check out our Lady Anthem Playlist on Spotify, and use #MySimsAnthem on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll add your songs to the playlist.

Posted by Mary Delaney on March 25, 2014
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Giving back is warmer than the snow!

Contributed by: Marlena Vitali Alternative Spring Break: Simmons Builds is a organization here on campus which allows students the opportunity to spend their spring break doing something against the norm. Instead of going to a beach or on a road trip...

Posted by Stormy Shark on March 25, 2014
Simmons Life


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