SLIS Community News, January 2017

January 31, 2017

Monica Colon-Aguirre

A round-up of keynotes, presentations, and publications from members of the SLIS community.

Faculty

Simmons SLIS Dean Eileen Abels co-presented the pre-conference workshop, "Pedagogical (Re)-vision: from Concept to Course," at the annual conference for the Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, January 17.

Asst. Prof. Janet Ceja presented a paper, "Developing a Community Engaged Model of Scholarship in Archival Studies," at the ALISE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, January 20.

Asst. Prof. Monica Colon-Aguirre (pictured) presented a juried paper, "Identifying the Key Stakeholders in LIS School's Mission Statements: Who do we serve?" at the ALISE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, January 18. 

Assoc. Prof. and Director of the School Library Teacher Program Melanie Kimball co-presented "Community Engagement & Social Responsibilities: Frameworks for Pedagogy and Praxis" at the ALISE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, January 18. 

Dean and Professor Emeritus James Matarazzo ’65LS and Dr. Toby Pearlstein ’77LS, ’86LDS are the authors of a long article, "Leadership in Disruptive Times," which appeared in the October 2016 issue of the IFLA JOURNAL

Asst. Prof. Colin Rhinesmith co-presented "Trends in the Ethics of Community Engagement" at the ALISE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, January 19. 

Director of SLIS PhD Program and Associate Professor Rong Tang hosted a one-hour breakout session on Usability and User Experience Research at the 2017 NEASIST conference on service design, held at Simmons College on January 12, 2017. Tang also co-presented "Making International Connections: Expanding Awareness of Non-North American LIS Education," at the ALISE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, January 19. 

Alums

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

Students

CE Student Kaya Chou-Kudu was granted a scholarship to attend the WECode Conference at Harvard University, February 4-5, 2017. The scholarship covers the cost of one ticket to the Conference.