Graduate Notes

Find out what fellow classmates are doing, and share your own news. Notes received online will be posted in the appropriate class years. Alumnae/i photos also are welcome (for theSimmons magazine); be sure to include the names of all alumnae/i in the photo and class years. 

Graduate Programs

Library and Information Science

Professional News

Hank Sway

Hank Sway ’09LS is Product Analyst at OCLC in Columbus, Ohio.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016


Hannah True Sears '09 has been employed in two retail businesses located in historic Georgetown, Washington, DC for over two years. She helps tag and price objects for sale and enters data into databases. She continues to communicate with diverse and international people.

Note Submitted: November 14, 2016

Jennifer Barnes

My debut middle grade novel, The Distance To Home, published in June 2016 with Alfred A. Knopf / Random House, and was named a Junior Library Guild selection. A second, standalone middle grade novel will follow in summer 2017.

Note Submitted: May 27, 2016

Jennifer Lege Matsuura

Jennifer Lege Matsuura ’07LS is one of a team of authors of a report, “EPC Methods: An Exploration of the Use of Text-Mining Software in Systematic Reviews,” prepared for Agency for Health and Human Services in April 2016.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Jocelyn Charpentier

Jocelyn Charpentier ’11LS is a School Librarian in the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Kelly McDaniel

Kelly McDaniel ’09LS became a Library Media Specialist at Holliston Public Schools in August 2016.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Kristina Jean Lareau

Kristina Jean Lareau accepted Head of Children's Services position in Ridgefield, CT after 3.5 years as a Children's Librarian at Fairfield (CT) Public LIbrary.

Note Submitted: April 13, 2017

Kyoko Toyoda

Kyoko Toyoda ’91LS is Service Strategist at Burson-Marsteller, in Tokyo, Japan.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Lan Tran

Lan Tran ’13LS is Digital Assets Librarian at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Florida.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Laura Saunders

Assistant Professor Laura Saunders ’01LS co-authored “Librarian Copyright Literacy: Self-reported Copyright Knowledge Among Librarians in the United States.” Public Services Quarterly, 12(3), 214-227. She also wrote “Teaching the Reference Interview through Practice-based Assignments.” Reference Services Review, 44(3), 390-410.

Note Submitted: October 04, 2016