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With the school year now officially underway we thought it would be great to meet and introduce some of the newest members of the Simmons community, our incoming class of 2017. We all know that starting a new chapter can be nerve racking and even a bit scary, but there is also a lot of optimism and hopefulness. We thought hearing from them would at least calm some fears and build excitement.

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Summer Stories: Jessica Onnembo '15

Meet Jessica Onnembo, a Nursing major from the class of 2015. Jessica has been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Intensive Care, and she has also been on the Simmons College Tobacco Free Committee. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Alex Byer on August 1, 2014
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Museum of Bad Art

Boston, it has been pointed out by myself and others, has a lot of really excellent art museums.  One of my favorites that doesn't get mentioned a whole lot in the usual lists is the Museum of Bad Art, which...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on July 30, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Know Your Professor: Mary Shapiro

Meet Mary Shapiro, from the School of Management! This summer, she has been participating as a faculty member for our Women Changing the Face of Leadership program. We had the chance to talk to Professor Shapiro about her interests, secret talents and much more!

Posted by Alex Byer on July 29, 2014
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#curatecamp and harnessing the hashtag

Sometimes when you can't make it to a conference, browsing through updates as posted on Twitter might be the next best thing. As a grad student, conferences can be far away, expensive, and dare to tempt us away from professional...

Posted by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on July 28, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Photo Friday: July 25th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week, our Women Changing the Face of Leadership students went kayaking and we spotted a hawk on campus!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 25, 2014
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#GSLISchat Conversation - 7/24/2014

Did you miss our lastest #GSLISchat? Check out the feed below to read what you missed and ask additional questions. Thanks to all who participated! #GSLISchat Tweets !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");...

Posted by Katie Sallade on July 24, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Perk of Being Here: Learning in the hallways at GSLIS

I spent much of the spring interviewing candidates for the library assistant position at the school library where I work. I met a great many qualified candidates. I was impressed by extensive resumes, many filled with a plethora of technical...

Posted by Maggie Davidov on July 23, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Meet the Women Changing the Face of Leadership

For the third year, Simmons is hosting "The Study of the U.S. Institutes on Women's Leadership" program, more affectionately called Women Changing the Face of Leadership (WCFL). This five-week program, sponsored by the U.S State Department, brings together 20 women from six African nations and five Simmons students, with the goal of strengthening global awareness and developing future leaders.

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 23, 2014
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What are the 100 best jobs in 2014?

US News & World Report, best known for their annual college rankings, has recently released a list of the 100 best jobs.  Rankings of any kind are dependent on the criteria used, and often open to debate, especially in...

Posted by Peggy Grace on July 22, 2014
CEC News Blog


Summer Stories: Hannah Russell '15

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to Hannah Russell from the class of 2015. Hannah is spending her summer volunteering in Thailand before backpacking through Cambodia! We had the chance to ask her a few questions.

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 21, 2014
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Meet Elisa Aigamaua '14!

Sightings recently spoke to Elisa Aigamaua, who graduated earlier this year with a major in Biostatistics and minor in Scientific Computation.  She told us about her experience at Simmons and her post-graduation plans! Hillary Fundin and Elisa Aigamaua at graduation....

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on July 21, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Photo Friday: July 18th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week, our Women Changing the Face of Leadership students did some volunteering and one of our students was a princess in Thailand!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 18, 2014
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Service at Simmons: Eliza Zimmerman '15

For more than 100 years, we have inspired our students to combine learning with action for a more just and equitable world. We had the chance to speak with Eliza Zimmerman, a Nursing major from the class of 2015. Eliza volunteered at More than Words for her service learning project. We asked her a few questions about her experience!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 16, 2014
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Job Hunting

I have about six months left until I get my degree, and that is both incredibly exciting and incredibly terrifying.  The point of library school is, of course, to be able to get a job at the end of it,...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on July 16, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Where are they now? Jessica Deres '12

Meet Jessica Deres from the class of 2012. Jessica was a double major in psychology and economics. She currently works as a Training Specialist at the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. We got to ask her a few questions about what it's like to work for the Girl Scouts!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 15, 2014
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Professor Nanette Veilleux Awarded Best Presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference

Nanette Veilleux and her co-presenters were awarded best presentation for "People Matter: The Role of Peers and Faculty in Students' Academic Engagement" at the June 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Adjunct Professor Elaine Martin Published in Health Sciences Librarianship

GSLIS Adjunct Professor and UMass Medical School's Lamar Soutter Library Director Elaine Martin '05DA is a co-author of the chapter "Chapter 10: Research Data Management and the Health Sciences Librarian" in the recently published  Health Sciences Librarianship. Martin is also...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Student Appointed First Digital Strategist at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Master's student Shannon McDonough was recently appointed the first Digital Strategist at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as of June 11, 2014....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
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Professor Joudrey and GSLIS Student Publish in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Associate Professor Daniel Joudrey and recent GSLIS graduate Ryan McGinnis '14LS published "Graduate Education for Information Organization, Cataloging, and Metadata" in the June 2014 issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Joudrey and McGinnis also presented the findings of the paper at...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alum Teaches "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" MOOC

GSLIS alumn Lauren Maggio '05L is teaching a MOOC titled, "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" through Stanford University's OpenEdX platform. The course introduces the concept of openess from a variety of perspectives, including library and information studies,...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Doctoral Candidate Awarded First Place in Public Libraries Feature Article Contest

Ph.D./MLIP student Jasmina Jusic was awarded first place in the Public Libraries Feature Article Contest for her article, "Entrepreneurial Leadership." Jusic received the award at the June 2014 American Library Association's Annual Conference's Public Library Association's President's Program and Awards...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alum Promoted to Serials Functional Coordinator at Harvard Library

Sean Crawford '13LS was promoted to Serials Functional Coordinator at the Harvard Library in June 2014....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Peirce College Librarian Recognized for School's Penmanship Archive

Peirce College Librarian Bart Everts '11LS was featured in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's blog for his school's penmanship archive collection....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Children's Literature Alum and Student Win Susan P. Bloom Discovery Awards

Rebecca Roan '14MA who received her MFA in writing for children and MA in children's literature at Simmons College, and Mackenzie Van Englelenhoven, who is currently finishing her MFA in writing for children and young adults, received Discovery Awards for...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


GSLIS Alum Participates in Book Bike Program

Cambridgeport School Librarian Liz Phipps-Soero '07LS is delivering books to children through Cambridge, MA's Book Bike Program....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Courtney Young '97LS Begins Term as American Library Association President

Courtney Young '97LS began her term as the American Library Association (ALA) President at the Inaugural Brunch at the June 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. ...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Simmons GSLIS Graduates Accepted into the National Digital Stewardship Residency

Tricia Patterson '14LS and Samantha DeWitt '14LS were accepted into the National Digital Stewardship Residency in Boston, MA. Patterson will conduct her residency at MIT Libraries and DeWitt will be a resident at Tufts University. The residency program is designed...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 15, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


This is What a Librarian Looks Like

It's not news that popular aesthetics of librarianship are steeped in stereotype. Between visions of bibliographic babes with starched collars, pulled back hair, and horn rimmed glasses - librarians break these archetypes on a daily basis every time they get...

Posted by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on July 14, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Tribute to The Librarian's Librarian: Linda Watkins

Linda Watkins was one of Dean Emeritus and Professor James Matarazzo's best hires. When he hired Watkins as GSLIS' "librarian's librarian" at Simmons Beatley Library, he says he "knew she was the one for GSLIS."  For more than 33 years,...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 11, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Do's and don'ts of summer internships

'Tis the season of the summer internship. On the commuter rail every day I see new and unfamiliar faces, young professionals in the making, many of them undertaking their first workplace experiences. But questions arise for these workers: what...

Posted by Doug Eisenhart on July 11, 2014
CEC News Blog


Photo Friday: July 11th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week, Stormy explored Panama and summer students explored different parts of Boston.

Posted by Alex Byer on July 10, 2014
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Simmons GSLIS Remembers Ernest DiMattia Jr. '65LS

Ernest "Ernie" DiMattia Jr. '65LS, an advocate for libraries and GSLIS, died on June 26, 2014. As the president of Stamford's Ferguson Library, DiMattia supervised the renovation main library and three of its branches, according to the Stamford Daily Voice....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 9, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Summer Stories: LaShawn Holloway

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to LaShawn Holloway, a Richardson Fellow participating in the Women Changing the Face of Leadership program.

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 8, 2014
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Photo Friday: July 4th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week we're looking at ways to beat the heat, Women Changing the Face of Leadership, and more!

Posted by Alex Byer on July 4, 2014
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Real World Experience

When I was looking at grad schools and deciding where to apply, the things I was really looking at were the program's requirements: GPA, recommendations, essays, etc.  I didn't delve too far into what the different programs actually offered in...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on July 2, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Summer Stories: Ahalia Persaud '15

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to Ahalia Persaud from the class of 2015. Ahalia spent the first part of her summer in South Africa and is now in Brooklyn, NY working two internships. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Mary Delaney on July 2, 2014
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Simmons GSLIS Welcomes Two New Professors

Simmons GSLIS welcomes Amber Stubbs '05UG and Chaoqun Ni to the faculty in Fall 2014. Their computer science expertise will compliment the course offerings in GSLIS' new Information Science & Technology concentration....

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on July 2, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Cracking the Lock on Open Access Collections

It's no secret that accessibility is a big part of what we do here at GSLIS. Within libraries, museums, archives, and information institutions - many of us act as the tether between information and patrons. In recent months, a handful...

Posted by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on June 30, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Photo Friday: June 27th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week we're looking at throwbacks and 10Ks!

Posted by Mary Delaney on June 27, 2014
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Hanging out with JFK

Did you know that just a short bus ride away from the JFK T stop on the red line is the JFK Presidential Library and Museum? Did you also know that the papers and writings of Ernest Hemmingway are also...

Posted by Jill Silverberg on June 26, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Job market research - an important step

Whether you're an undergraduate deciding on a career direction or a new grad contemplating enrolling in graduate school, an important and practical step in the process is to do some market research to make an informed decision. Be sure...

Posted by Peggy Grace on June 26, 2014
CEC News Blog


Apply for the Fall by July 1st!

The fall 2014 application deadline is July 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education!  Click here to learn how to apply.  Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on how to get everything done:...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on June 25, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Where are they now? Katherine Machnich '13

Meet Katherine (Kat) Machnich, who graduated from Simmons with a double major in Finance and Marketing. Kat currently works as an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) Analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman. We had the opportunity to talk with Kat and see what it's like to work in the field of investment banking.

Posted by Mary Delaney on June 24, 2014
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Breaking up is just so hard to do

The librarian's best friend and arguably ongoing nemesis is the never-ending task of weeding. To remain on the cutting edge or at least to remain in the realm of the present with your collection it's important to evaluate all of...

Posted by Maggie Davidov on June 24, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


Photo Friday: June 20th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! This week we're looking at orientation!

Posted by Mary Delaney on June 19, 2014
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Summer Reading

It's June, which means Summer Reading time at public libraries across the country.  Last summer I was temporarily working as a young adult librarian, juggling my first ever summer reading program, and I can tell you that Summer Reading is...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on June 19, 2014
GSLIS Student Experience


GSLIS Student wins ASIS&T New Leader Award

GSLIS Master's student and Dean's Fellow for Instructional Technologies Anne Pepitone is a winner of the 2014-2016 ASIS&T New Leader Award. Each year, eight members in their first three years of membership are chosen for the award, which includes travel...

Posted by Alisa Libby on June 18, 2014
GSLIS News & Events


Summer Stories: Cynthia Kangeyo '15

Welcome back to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over summer vacation. In this installment we'll be talking to Cynthia Kangeyo from the class of 2015. Cynthia is spending her summer in Madrid learning Spanish. We had the chance to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Mary Delaney on June 18, 2014
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Don't panic! First steps take time

OK, Class of 2014. You've been out of college for (gulp) over a month now. You walked across that stage on May 9. Why, you're yesterday's news! And you still don't have a job or even the faintest clue...

Posted by Doug Eisenhart on June 17, 2014
CEC News Blog


Moving Forward with Health Reform- Where? Hosted by the Simmons College School of Management and the Center for Research in Health Policy and Management

At the national level, the debate over health reform - "Obamacare" - has been contentious and partisan, in ways that have generally made it impossible to understand the real issues underlying what's at stake....

Posted by Nicole Herrick on June 17, 2014
SOM Blog


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