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

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

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

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

Lee Pasackow
Lee Pasackow ’86LS has retired after 13 years as Business Librarian in the Goizueta Business Library at Emory University.
Note Submitted: September 05, 2017

Linnea Johnson
Linnea Johnson ’01, ’04LS, ’15SM is now Advisor of Commodity Management for Dell EMC.
Note Submitted: September 05, 2017

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

Liz Phipps Soeiro
Congratulations to Liz Phipps Soeiro '07LS and D. Joshua Taylor '10LS for being selected for Library Journal's list of 2017 Movers & Shakers! Phipps Soeiro, a librarian at the Cambridgeport School Library, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was selected for her innovative programs, which "builds strong and trusting relationships among students, families, and community leaders." Phipps Soeiro is also the founder of Cambridge Book Bike. Taylor, President and CEO of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, said his childhood interest in genealogy led him to pursue a career in the LIS field. Taylor brought genealogy to PBS's Genealogy Roadshow and continues to educate amateur genealogists.
Note Submitted: June 06, 2017


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