June SLIS Community News

June 29, 2014

Presentations, promotions, and more recent news from SLIS alumni, students, faculty, and staff

Sarah Barton's '14LS independent study -- which was supervised by Dean Emerita and Professor James Matarazzo --"Laying Down the Law about Experimental Learning at Seyfarth Shaw" was published in the 2014 The Newsletter of the Law Librarians of New England, volume 31, number 1 issue.

Kathleen Coolidge, Esq. '00LS was elected Secretary of the American Association of Law Librarians. Her term begins in July 2014.

Peter Dean '08LS was promoted to become a tenured library faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Sarah Hunter '14LS is an information specialist at Cleary Gottlieb Stern & Hamilton in New York.

Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles's article titled, "Diversity, Social Justice and the Future of Libraries," will be published in the July 2014 issue of portal: Libraries and the Academy. The article was co-authored by Simmons doctoral student Myrna Morales and Stanford University Assistant Librarian Chris Bourg.

GLIS doctoral graduate Dr. Adriene Lim '12DA was appointed new dean of University of Oregon Libraries on July 28, 2014.

Dean Emerita and Professor James Matarazzo and Dr. Toby Pearlstein'77LS,'87DA published "Salaries of Special Librarians in the United States" in the July 2014 issue of the IFLA Journal. They also published "Corporate Libraries: A Confluence of Forces Pressing on Their Future," in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Library and Information Sciences.

Margaret V. Mulley '73LS joined Colby-Sawyer Board of Trustees. Mulley worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP for 34 years. She held various leadership roles, including Chief Learning Officer of Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, before she retired as a partner in 2012. She is also a lecturer at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business.

Christina Peura '14LS published the article titled, "Electronic Legal Research Tools: An Examination of the Resources Available, Training of New Attorneys, & Employer Expectations" volume 33, issue 3 of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Doctoral candidate Vanessa Reyes' poster presentation titled "What Personal Information Management and Archiving Strategies Do People Use that Compare to the DCC Curation Model?" was recently accepted for Archival Education Research Institute (AERI) meeting, which will be held July 14-18, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was also awarded a scholarship by AERI to cover travel expenses.

Eva Semertzaki '88LS gave a presentation at the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Association on May 16, 2014. She is the library director for Bank of Greece.

Nicole Slavin '11LS was promoted to Senior Information Specialist at Lippincott in New York.