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Library & Information Science Success Stories

Who chooses Simmons for graduate education in library and information science? People like you. For starters, we're all passionate about books, especially the ideas and ideals that books convey.

GSLIS people are explorers. As library and information professionals, they are driven to discover — and compelled by a desire to help others find answers. Moreover, a Simmons GSLIS education is guided by one of the first principles of American philosophy: that open and unfettered access to information is the bedrock of democracy. That's why alumni, faculty, and students are often on the front lines of social justice, working to defend First Amendment rights or overcome the "digital divide" that separates those with access to information from those without it.

Library and information professionals have become indispensable resources in the ever-changing social economy of the 21st century. As a result, many people are entering the profession, often moving from other careers in search of more meaningful and stimulating work. Indeed, nearly 60 percent of GSLIS students come from other disciplines.


Alumni Profiles

Sarah K. Burke '10LS

Sarah K. Burke '10LS

Title: Estelle Jussim Award for the Visual Arts



Holly Erickson '10LS

Holly Erickson '10LS

Title: The Kenneth R. Shaffer Outstanding Achievement Award



Alison Cody '08LS

Alison Cody '08LS

Title: Public Relations/Instruction Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD)



Iris Cotto '06LS

Iris Cotto '06LS

Title: Children's Librarian, Worcester Public Library (Worcester, Massachusetts)



Anne Gancarz '10LS

Anne Gancarz '10LS

Title: GSLIS Western Campus Leadership Award



Evelyn B. Green '08LS

Evelyn B. Green '08LS

Title: Veterans History Project (VHP) Archivist, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), New Britain, CT



William P. Helman, Jr. '10LS

William P. Helman, Jr. '10LS

Title: The Student Chapter of the American society for Information Science and Technology Outstanding Information Science Award



Marcel LaFlamme '08LS

Marcel LaFlamme '08LS

Title: Director, Learning Resource Center, Independence Community College (Independence, KS)



Jen Langley '09LS

Jen Langley '09LS

Title: Associate Director of Information Systems, YouthBuild USA



Brenda Mitchell-Powell '08LS

Brenda Mitchell-Powell '08LS

Title: Doctoral Student



Caro Pinto '09LS

Caro Pinto '09LS

Title: Estelle Jussim Award Winner



Aaron Rubenstein '10LS

Aaron Rubenstein '10LS

Title: GSLIS Western Campus Leadership Award



Hagar Shirman '08LS

Hagar Shirman '08LS

Title: Kenneth R. Shaffer Award Winner



Adam Williams '08LS

Adam Williams '08LS

Title: Reference Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College Library