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News and Announcements

Professor Terry Plum Travels to Serbia and Kosovo

Terry Plum, Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives and Director of SLIS West, recently traveled to Serbia and Kosovo as part of the State Department's US Speaker Program. During his travels, he gave a presentation and workshop at the BibliTech conference,... read more »

SLIS Alum Published in Programming Librarian

Martha Penzer '14LS published "Transformations: The Power of Reading Aloud" in the American Library Association Programming Librarian online magazine. She writes about her experience bringing the works of Louisa May Alcott to women in a correctional facility and the unexpected... read more »

Connecting Past and Future: Libraries on the Lewis and Clark Trail

Lewis and Clark's expedition in search of a water route to the Pacific has a near-mythic place in American history. In 1803, on the heels of the Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson charged his personal secretary, Merriweather Lewis, with a mission... read more »

Usability, UX and MOOCS: A Global Perspective

Usability testing, UX, user behavior research: these terms may not have originally been a part of the Library and Information Science lexicon, but these concepts are inescapable these days--and with good reason. In a field focused on meeting users' needs,... read more »

Library Services for the 21st Century Student

Like many in the LIS field, MLIP (Managerial Leadership in Library Professions) Ph.D. student Kimberley Bugg didn't set out to be a librarian when she began her college career. A Communications and Media Studies major at Georgia State University (GSU)--she... read more »

Interview: Kendra Giannini, Capstone Coordinator

Kendra Giannini, Simmons alum and now SLIS staff-person, talks about her role as Capstone Coordinator, provides some insight into the curriculum changes and Simmons' internship and alumni network, and offers advice to students on the wealth of professional opportunities for... read more »

Matarazzo and Pearlstein publish

Drs. Toby Pearlstein '77LS '87DA and James M. Matarazzo '65LS published an article, "The Business Case for Information Literacy: Why Training is an Important Information Service Function" in Online Searcher, V.38, September/October, 2014 pp. 42-49. Case Studies that accompany this... read more »

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows Selected for 2014-2016

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) has chosen three SLIS master's students to participate in their Mosaic Program: Micha Broadnax, Adriana Flores, and Sara Powell. A total of five master of library and information science students... read more »

ALA President Young: Advocate. Today.

ALA President Courtney L. Young's article "Advocate. Today" was published in American Libraries Online on September 12, 2014. Young writes: "Libraries really do change lives. That reality is well known and proudly understood by every one of us. I don't... read more »

Alum publishes translation

Children's Literature alum Winnie Shen '04MA has had a second translation published. She has translated two of Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson books into Chinese.... read more »

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