SLIS Community News, February 2016

February 11, 2016

A Crown of His Own

Presentations, awards and accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alums


Assistant Professor Peter Botticelli, Dean and Professor Emerita Michèle Cloonan, and Associate Professor Martha Mahard presented “Cultural Heritage Informatics at Simmons: Towards an Innovative Case-based Curriculum” at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference on January 6 in Boston, MA.

Associate Professor Lisa Hussey, Assistant Professor Laura Saunders, and current student Joyce Gabiola joined with faculty from other institutions to present "Instruction for Inclusion: Addressing Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the LIS Curriculum" at the ALISE Conference on January 6 in Boston, MA.

Senior Lecturer Megan Lambert’s picture book A Crow of His Own was given a “New Writer Honor” from the Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards.

Assistant Professor Kyong Eun Oh gave a poster presentation, “Do users’ tag choices reflect term frequency? Analysis of tags in” on January 5 at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference in Boston, MA. 

Assistant Professor Amber Stubbs co-edited a special issue of Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

Associate Professor Rong Tang has co-authored “Data Science Programs in the US Higher Education: An Exploratory Content Analysis of Program Description, Curriculum Structure, and Course Focus” with W. Sae-Lim, for Education for Information. With M. A. Safer she co-authored “Citing in Science” for Atlas of Science. She wrote “Usability Research” for Research Methods in Library and Information Science (6th Ed). Tang also presented on the "LITA Top Tech Trends" panel session at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference on January 10th, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.


Adjunct Anna Staniszewski signed copies of her novel, I’m With Cupid, at the Sourcebooks booth at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10.


LIS PhD student Amy Greer completed a successful defense of her dissertation "Describing the Invisible: How White Youth Services Librarians Perceive Race in Urban Public Libraries" on Friday, Dec. 11 in a presentation attended by faculty, staff, and students.