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

Lisa Nathan

Dr. Lisa Nathan ’03LS, of the University of British Columbia iSchool, was awarded the Thomson-Reuters Information Science Teacher of the Year Award.

Note Submitted: October 04, 2016


Mallory Wilson ’14LS is Associate Business Development Specialist for SiriDynix.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Marcia Hampton

Marcia Hampton ’75LS retired as Director of the Research Library at the Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Megan Potterbusch

Megan Potterbusch ’16LS was chosen as one of five members to the 2016-2017 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program, which offers valuable opportunities in digital preservation. According to the IMLS press release (, “Potterbusch will serve as a resident at the Association of Research Libraries working in partnership with the George Washington University Libraries and the Center for Open Science to prototype the process of linking the output from a university research unit to a library digital repository through the Open Science Framework, an open source tool that integrates and supports research workflow.” The residency was established by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Note Submitted: October 04, 2016

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan ’99LS is Director of the Weare Public Library in Weare, NH.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Michelle Baildon

Michelle Baildon ’03LS was featured in American Libraries Magazine in an article, “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Dispatches from ACRL.” Baildon, collections strategist for arts and humanities and a science, technology, and society librarian, presented a poster March 23 at ACRL titled “Creating a Social Justice Mindset.”

Note Submitted: April 05, 2017

Paul Henriques

Paul Henriques '06LS was hired as a Client Services Manager for The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He serves a variety of corporate, government and academic clients in Western Europe, Africa and the Washington, DC region, helping users maximize their subscriptions to IEEE information products, including the Xplore Digital Library.

Note Submitted: April 08, 2016

Peggy (Margaret) Simon

Peggy (Margaret) Simon ’78LS is Coach/Facilitator at Canary Health in California.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Rachael Heger

I started an organization that provides bras and feminine hygiene products to homeless women in Indianapolis. I've collected over 600 bras in less than 2 weeks! Please help me by collecting bras and sending them my way: Support the Girls Attn: Rachael Heger PO Box 30249 Indianapolis, IN 46230 Check out my Facebook page, Support the Girls -Indianapolis!

Note Submitted: January 13, 2016

Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons ’88LS is the author of nine books of poetry. His new book, Animated Landscape, has received superb reviews.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016