SLIS Community News, September 2016

October 04, 2016

Laura Saunders

Publications, presentations, and award news from our faculty and alumni


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.

Adjunct Faculty

Abigail Baines ’10LS had a book review published in the Journal of Access Services: "Wordpress for Libraries" published by Taylor and Francis and available online via Simmons.

Cynthia Correia ’96LS presented “Smashing Silos: Boost Your Impact by Breaking Barriers > Driving Collaboration > Expanding Your Reach” at the SLA New England Fall Conference, September 30, 2016 in Southbridge, Massachusetts. 

Lisa Fagin Davis was featured in the SLIS InfoLink for co-curating Beyond Words, Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections. 

Anna Staniszewski ’06GS had her novel for young readers, Once Upon a Cruise, was published by Scholastic on September 27, 2016.


Computer Science students spent an entire night programming at SharkHack, a Simmons Hackathon. SharkHack was featured in the SLIS InfoLink. 


Dr. Lisa Nathan ’03LS, of the University of British Columbia iSchool, was awarded the Thomson-Reuters Information Science Teacher of the Year Award.

Megan Potterbusch ’16LS was chosen as one of five members to the 2016-2017 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program, which offers valuable opportunities in digital preservation. “Potterbusch will serve as a resident at the Association of Research Libraries working in partnership with the George Washington University Libraries and the Center for Open Science to prototype the process of linking the output from a university research unit to a library digital repository through the Open Science Framework, an open source tool that integrates and supports research workflow.” The residency was established by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.