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

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

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

Karen M. Light
Karen M. Light , Collection Management Librarian, retired June 30, 2017, after 44 years at the Westerly Library, Westerly, R.I.
Note Submitted: June 24, 2017

Kelly McDaniel

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

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Kim Hewitt
Kim Hewitt was recently interviewed by the Boston Globe about an oral history project she helps run, called Newton Talks. The project focuses on collecting the stories of veterans, relatives of veterans, immigrants, and lifelong Newton residents. Hewitt has presented the project at MLA 2017, and will be speaking on the topic at NELA 2017. The article can be viewed here.
Note Submitted: August 27, 2017

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