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News and Announcements

New SLIS Concentrations Provide Students Skills to Meet Today's Technology Needs

In Fall 2014, Simmons SLIS will offer concentrations in Information Science & Technology (IST) and Cultural Heritage Informatics to provide students with the technology competencies they need for today's information institutions.  The new concentrations will help librarians, archivists, and other... read more »

Faculty Profile: Nanette Veilleux

 "Although computer science has traditionally not been a popular profession for women to enter, the number of women at Simmons who have pursued the field has increased from a handful to about 50 in the past few years," says Professor... read more »

Snapshot: Linnea Johnson '01BA, '04LS

As Manager of Technology at Simmons SLIS, Linnea Johnson has revolutionized the technology services offered to students, staff, and faculty. Involved with development of the Collaboratory, SLIS Media Lab, and Usability Lab, Johnson also initiated a podcast service, SLIScast, which... read more »

MLIP/Ph.D. Candidate Profile: LeRoy LaFleur

Librarians need to be innovative to meet today's challenges, and they need environments that encourage new ideas, according to LeRoy LaFleur, Head of Rush Rhees Library Reference at the University of Rochester. As the former Head of George Mason University's... read more »

LIS alum named Associate Vice President for Learning Resources at MCC

Billy Beal '77LS has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Learning Resources at Meridian Community College in Mississippi. Beal has been a member of the MCC staff for 38 years, and served as dean of the college's Learning Resources... read more »

Prof co-presents at COLING in Ireland

On Saturday, August 23, Assistant Professor Amber Stubbs co-presented a tutorial on Biomedical Natural Language Processing at COLING (Computational Linguistics) 2014 in Dublin, Ireland: http://www.coling-2014.org/tutorials.php.... read more »

Prof. Jordan's article featured

Assistant Professor Mary Wilkins Jordan's article, "Reference Desks in Public Libraries: What Happens and What to Know," was selected as a featured article for the September 2014 issue of The Informed Librarian Online.... read more »

Simmons alum at National Library of Medicine

Jennifer Diffin '95, a graduate of the math and computer science program, has been appointed head of library technology services at the National Library of Medicine.... read more »

MLIP graduate named dean of libraries

Adriene Lim '12DA was named dean of libraries at University of Oregon; her appointment began at the end of July 2014. Previously, Lim was dean of libraries at Oakland University in Michigan. For more information visit http://library.uoregon.edu/node/4285.... read more »

SLIS alum creates YALSA readalike lists

Hannah Gomez '13LS created a two-part list of young adult titles as companions to shows premiering on television this fall. Her lists, posted on the YALSA site, were also featured on American Libraries Direct: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2014/07/31/readalikes-for-fall-tv-premieres-part-i/ http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2014/08/07/readalikes-for-fall-tv-premieres-part-ii/... read more »

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