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

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

Sarah Hunter

Sarah Hunter ’13LS is on the research services team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Stacey Potito
Stacey Potito ’97LS is Senior Business Intelligence Specialist at Charles River Associates.
Note Submitted: September 05, 2017

Stephanie Molnar

Stephanie Molnar ’15LS is Metadata Specialist with Hudson Archival in New York.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Todd Gilman

Todd Gilman ’01LS, Librarian for Literature in English at the Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, edited Academic Librarianship Today; the new volume was published by Rowman & Littlefield in February 2017. He will present a free ACRL-Choice webinar about the book on July 18, sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.

Note Submitted: April 05, 2017

Tom Blake
Tom Blake '06LS has been awarded the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award by the SLIS Alumni Board. Tom has worked at the Boston Public Library (BPL) as their Digital Imaging Production Manager, Digital Projects Manager, and Content Discovery Manager since 2005. Since 2010, Tom has managed an ambitious project to help digitize collections from across Massachusetts in conjunction with digital Commonwealth, a statewide repository services, and as a pilot Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America. In 2015 he received an MBLC award, and in 2014 was named one of Library Journal's Mover & Shakers as a Tech Leader.
Note Submitted: June 06, 2017

Toshika Suzuki

Toshika Suzuki ’08LS has returned to Japan to work in a family-owned training company after working at the Library of the Boston Architectural Center for the past three years.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016


Vanessa Reyes ’16LS presented her dissertation at the doctoral poster session at ALISE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Note Submitted: January 31, 2017

Catching Up

Jonatha Bent
My name is Jonathan Bent. We have never met. I was wondering if I could get your advice regarding how to get a library services job. I have been unable to secure any library job since my completion of an MLIS degree in 1998. I have applied to several hundred jobs during the past 19 years since graduation and only managed to find an after hours, part time job at a Trial Court Law Library while I was employed as a paralegal at a law firm in Boston between 2001 and 2003. This part time job was for less than 20 hours a week, and was one I worked in addition to working a full time 40 plus hours while attending law school at night. I have managed several full day interviews at law schools, where I was not selected for the job after what seemed like good interviews. I was always left with the feeling that I sure had made a mistake getting a degree in something I enjoyed doing because I was never worthy of getting a job doing something I enjoyed.
Note Submitted: May 02, 2017

Business & Management

In Memoriam

Bertha E Fessenden

We are sad to report that Bertha passed away on 1/06/2016 at age 109.

Note Submitted: February 12, 2016