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. 

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Library and Information Science

Professional News

Erica Eynouf
Erica Eynouf '10LS was appointed Dean of Library Services at Springfield Technical Community College.
Note Submitted: October 10, 2017

Jane Zhang
Dr. Jane Zhang ’11LDS was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, at The Catholic University of America.
Note Submitted: September 05, 2017

Jay Moschella
SLIS alum was chosen by Library Journal as 2018 Movers & Shakers. Jay Moschella ’10LS, in the "Digital Developer" category, is the Curator of Rare Books at the Boston Public Library (BPL). Moschella was highlighted for his role as lead curator of BPL’s Shakespeare Unauthorized exhibition (October 2016–March 2017).
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Jeffrey Pomerantz
Jeff Pomerantz, currently a Visiting Professor, will join the SLIS faculty as an Associate Professor of Practice. Pomerantz will take on the role of Online Coordinator previously held by Associate Professor Laura Saunders, and will serve on the Assessment Committee. He has been teaching online and hybrid courses since 2001 and he taught a MOOC on metadata; he recently held the position of Senior Researcher with the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Jeffrey Pomerantz
Jeffrey Pomerantz '97LS will be joining the SLIS faculty as a Visiting Professor in Spring 2018. He will teach Metadata and Digital Libraries, and will convert Digital Libraries to an online course. Jeff received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and was a tenured Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill. Most recently, he was a Senior Researcher with the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, PI on ECAR's student and faculty technology research studies. He has been teaching online and hybrid courses since 2001 and taught a MOOC on metadata. He has written a book about metadata for the MIT Press, and is an editor of the Open Access Directory.
Note Submitted: December 01, 2017

Jennifer Reed
Jennifer Reed received a Service Award at the annual MSLA 2018 Conference, March 25-26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Jenny Rae Bailey
Jenny Rae Bailey ’17LS is now the part-time cataloger at the Mattapoisett Public Library. The library, according to Bailey boasts “an eclectic collection including a sewing machine, baking pans, and ‘adventure’ backpacks.”
Note Submitted: November 09, 2017

Jessica Olin
Jessica Olin was appointed as the Director of Library Services at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY, in July 2017. further details
Note Submitted: October 25, 2017

Jessica Olin
Jessica R. Olin ’03LS became the Director of Library Services of the Alfred C. O'Connell Library, Genesee Community College. Olin was previously the director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware; the information literacy librarian at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio; and a research services librarian at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.
Note Submitted: November 09, 2017

Jill Leibowitz
Jill Leibowitz received a President's award at the annual MSLA 2018 Conference, March 25-26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018