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Networking

SLIS boasts one of the largest alumni networks in the field, providing lifelong professional collaboration and support. Our faculty and alumni are distinguished experts in their fields, who have held top leadership positions in every major library and information science professional association.

Our students are encouraged to take advantage of the many networking opportunities available to them through the Simmons SLIS and professional communities.

Students are welcome to attend the annual spring SLIS Alumni and Professional Development Day, often as guests of attending alums. The Alumni Board also holds annual career panels for the benefit of current students. Additionally, Simmons SLIS has a large number of student organizations, many of which are connected to the national professional organizations and their local chapters.

Students are often able to join the national associations at special rates, enabling them to gain exposure to every aspect of the profession. By attending meetings, helping with events, and becoming involved, SLIS students get the chance to network with alumni.

Advisor in Residence

Amy Ryan, former President of the Boston Public Libraries, devotes 10 hours per month to meet with students to discuss interests, career paths, and review resumes. Please contact sliscareerfair@simmons.edu to set up an appointment. 

Career Education Center

Simmons provides graduate students with the education and experience that employers seek today. As a graduate student at Simmons, you will enjoy the dual benefit of superior academic study and access to outstanding career preparation and opportunities. No matter where you are on your career path or what your discipline is, the CEC is here to help!

The CEC offers the 5 Step Career Development Model, the Career Toolkit, and other career planning support.

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Jobline

SLIS has maintained one of the most robust job resources for library and information science professionals in the New England area, called Jobline. A broad spectrum of professional positions in and outside of New England are posted regularly and all SLIS alumni and members of the LIS profession are granted access. The Jobline lists available positions in the many library-related areas. Current students can visit the Jobline to view pre-professional and volunteer opportunities in the area.

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