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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Professional News

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

Katherine Lowe
Katherine Lowe received a Hallisey Lifetime Achievement award at the annual MSLA 2018 Conference, March 25-26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Katie Olivo
Katie Olivo ’14LS will be the Associate Director for Graduate and International Recruitment at Shenandoah University this April. Olivo has been a full-time staff member in SLIS Admissions for five years, and is an alumna of the Dual Archives/History program.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Kendall Boninti
Kendall Boninti received a Web Seal of Excellence award at the annual MSLA 2018 Conference, March 25-26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Kim Brown
Kim Brown received a M.S.L.A. (Super Librarian) award at the annual MSLA 2018 Conference, March 25-26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

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

Kimberley Bugg
Kimberley Bugg ’17LDS has been named chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress.
Note Submitted: December 01, 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

Laura
Associate Professor Laura Saunders co-presented “Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens,” at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on June 23. Saunders also presented “Re-Framing Information Literacy for Social Justice,” at ALA, and was elected to a second term as Director of Beta Phi Mu at the Annual Business Meeting, both on June 24.
Note Submitted: July 26, 2017

Laurie Allen
Laurie Allen ’02LS, recognized as an "Advocate," is the Director for Digital Scholarship at University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia. She created an online repository and organized volunteers to preserve data from federal websites at risk of disappearing under the new administration. Laurie Allen's Movers & Shakers profile
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018