Library H3lp workshop at the SLIS Tech Lab (Boston)

When: Monday, November 22, 2010, 6::00PM - 7:00PM
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Library H3lp.

Interested in setting up a low-cost Virtual Reference solution for your library? Library H3lp is a simple chat and text messaging tool that is used by public ad academic libraries across the country. Come to this workshop to learn how to implement this virtual reference solution for your library or to learn more about this library application. After the workshop you will be able to download Library H3lp and try it out for free at your library for 90 days. This workshop is being presented by Amy Deschenes, who works in Technology at Beatley Library.

This workshop requires no programming experience but it will delve into technical details.

This workshop will be offered Monday, November 22, from 6:00-7:00pm.

To register for this session, please use the following link:

Please note that SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome.

SLA Boston Dine Around

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 5 p.m.
Where: The Squealing Pig, Boston

Join friends and colleagues at an SLA Boston Dine Around on Thursday November 18 at the Squealing Pig in Boston (http://squealingpigboston.com/) right near Simmons College and the Longwood Medical Area. Drinks start around 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Dine Around is not restricted to SLA members. If you plan to come for dinner, register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8S8QHV. Drop-ins are also welcome.

SLIS Technology Webinar Series Presents: Building Community: From Distribution to Engagement

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 2PM
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

Some view the public library as a central purchasing and distribution center of books, movies, and music. Today, that content is increasingly digitized and consumed on gadgets carried in our homes, backpacks, purses and pockets. Distribution remains germane and yet, libraries are well positioned to extend beyond the limits of this role, to facilitate what John Seeley Brown and Paul Duguid called the social life of information. Social media technology presents libraries with new opportunities to enhance and extend the distribution model, to empower and engage patrons to build relevant and vibrant communities via the library. Moderator Chrystie Hill and presenters Helene Blowers and Nancy Dowd will engage you in a discussion of how public libraries build community with technologies and programs, new and old. Join us for this special webinar presented in collaboration with ALA TechSource.

More can be read about it on this web site: http://bit.ly/alawebinar

SLIS Technology Webinar Series: Taxonomy Governance and Maintenance

When: Friday, November 12, 2010, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Where: S-251B (Science Building), Simmons College, Boston campus

This webinar series focuses on the design and management of business taxonomies for the storage of information within systems, as well as the overall findability through search and browse of the information your end users seek.

Today's business users work with a range of information management tools designed to capture and provide access to critical business information. However, that information is of little value if users can't find what they need. Business taxonomies can provide solutions to an organization's knowledge management challenges. Although the concept of taxonomies is not new, organizations are beginning to focus increased attention on the design and development of intuitive and sustainable taxonomies that will serve their end users by making it easy to find the information they need in a single place. Today's users have come to expect a simple way to both search and browse for their information, but still many organizations do not know where to begin in the design of such a system.

Additional information is available on this web site:

http://www.ppc.com/Pages/TaxonomyWebinar2010.aspx

SLIS Technology Webinar Series: Practical Taxonomy Design

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Where: S-251B (Science Building), Simmons College, Boston campus

This webinar series focuses on the design and management of business taxonomies for the storage of information within systems, as well as the overall findability through search and browse of the information your end users seek.

Today's business users work with a range of information management tools designed to capture and provide access to critical business information. However, that information is of little value if users can't find what they need. Business taxonomies can provide solutions to an organization's knowledge management challenges. Although the concept of taxonomies is not new, organizations are beginning to focus increased attention on the design and development of intuitive and sustainable taxonomies that will serve their end users by making it easy to find the information they need in a single place. Today's users have come to expect a simple way to both search and browse for their information, but still many organizations do not know where to begin in the design of such a system.

Additional information is available on this web site:

http://www.ppc.com/Pages/TaxonomyWebinar2010.aspx

Future sessions include:

  Nov. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm - Taxonomy Governance and Maintenance

MSLA-SIG Career Panel

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6:30 PM
Where: Special Functions Room. (The Special Functions Room is on the 1st floor of MCB. If you walk in the front door, turn to the right, and then take a left before the elevator and stairs.)

Join MSLA-SIG for its second annual Career Panel on Wednesday November 10th at 6:30 in the Special Functions Room. (The Special Functions Room is on the 1st floor of MCB. If you walk in the front door, turn to the right, and then take a left before the elevator and stairs.)

The Career Panel is a great way for students to learn about the library profession from library professionals. On the Panel, we have 4 School Library Media Specialists, including a Simmons '10 Grad. The panelists share a wealth of information to what it's like to look for a job to collaborating with colleagues.

Email SLISsltp@simmons.edu to RSVP or respond on MSLA-SIG's facebook page. Food will be served. We are in the process of trying to make a podcast of the event for those who cannot attend.

Memorial for Professor Daniel Fleming

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Special Functions Room, Main College Building

A memorial for Dan Fleming will be held on November 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Special Functions Room. People will have the chance to say anything they would like in his remembrance. There will be a moment of silence in Dan's honor.

Please email SLISsltp@simmons.edu with any questions.

2010 World Usability Day Celebration

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: School of Management Building, SOMC M501-502

Simmons Usability Lab is pleased to announce its 2010 World Usability Day Celebration Event. The event will feature a presentation/demonstration by a team from the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory. An informal usability exercise/assessment will be performed on one of the Laboratory's products, ShelfLife. Light refreshment will be served.

Presenters: Kim Dulin, Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Law School; Associate Director at the HLS Library; Paul Deschner, lead developer; David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at the Berkman Center and Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory

The event is organized by the Simmons SLIS Usability Lab, and sponsored by Simmons Student Chapter of American Society for Information and Technology (ASIST).

The event is free but requires registration. To register for the event, please go to:
http://simmonswud2010.eventbrite.com/

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P-111

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group
Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles

Purpose: In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for SLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:
 * Sharpen job search skills
 * Stay focused and motivated in job search
 * Expand network contacts

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: knowles @simmons.edu

SLIS Technology Webinar Series Presents: Meta-Library

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

Meta-Library
Kim Dulin & David Weinberger, co-directors of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School

As more and more content moves into the cloud, libraries are decreasingly the single place to go to find the material you need for your research (except for rare books and special collections). But libraries know a huge amount about their contents. This metadata is becoming even more valuable as research moves online, since now it can be deployed to help scholars and researchers discover, understand, and share what they need to know. The co-directors of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School -- Kim Dulin and David Weinberger -- along with members of the Lab will demonstrate their lead project (ShelfLife) and talk about the Lab's proposed multi-library metadata server (LibraryCloud).

About David
David Weinberger writes about the effect of technology on ideas. He is that author of "Small Pieces Loosely Joined" and "Everything Is Miscellaneous," and is the co-author of "The Cluetrain Manaifesto." He is currently working on a book, tentatively titled "Too Big to Know" about the Internet's effect on how and what we know. Dr. Weinberger is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center. He is also co-director of the Harvard Law School Library Lab, and is a Franklin Fellow at the United States Department of State. He has doctorate in philosophy.

About Kim
Kim Dulin is the Associate Director for Collection Development and Digital Initiatives at the Harvard Law Library. She is also Co-Director (along with David) of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Kim has been a librarian at Harvard for the past seven years and prior to that was a law librarian at Northeastern and Boston University. She has also taught legal writing at BU Law and appellate advocacy at Northeastern. Many moons ago she was a Legal Services Attorney in the Missouri Ozarks.

SLIS Technology Webinar Series: Taxonomy Workshops

When: Monday, November 8, 2010, 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: S-251B (Science Building), Simmons College, Boston campus

This webinar series focuses on the design and management of business taxonomies for the storage of information within systems, as well as the overall findability through search and browse of the information your end users seek.

Today's business users work with a range of information management tools designed to capture and provide access to critical business information. However, that information is of little value if users can't find what they need. Business taxonomies can provide solutions to an organization's knowledge management challenges. Although the concept of taxonomies is not new, organizations are beginning to focus increased attention on the design and development of intuitive and sustainable taxonomies that will serve their end users by making it easy to find the information they need in a single place. Today's users have come to expect a simple way to both search and browse for their information, but still many organizations do not know where to begin in the design of such a system.

Additional information is available on this web site:

http://www.ppc.com/Pages/TaxonomyWebinar2010.aspx

Future sessions include:

  Nov. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm - Practical Taxonomy Design

  Nov. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm - Taxonomy Governance and Maintenance

Dangerous Mammals: Ivan Coyote and S. Bear Bergman Tour 2010

When: Monday, November 8, 2010, 7 PM (doors at 6:30)
Where: Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College

Join the Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College to celebrate the co-launch of S. Bear Bergman's Butch Is A Noun and Ivan Coyote's Missed Her, both hot off the presses at Arsenal Pulp Press. Both Coyote and Bergman are renowned performers, bringing finely their finely honed stage skills and the pitch perfect timing of master storytellers to their live readings.

*ASL interpreters will be provided*
Suggested donation $15-$20 sliding scale at the door.
 
Ivan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. An award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three CD's, four short films and a renowned performer, Ivan's first love is live storytelling, and over the last seventeen years she has become an audience favourite at music, poetry, spoken word and writer's festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. The Globe and Mail called Ivan "a natural-born storyteller" and Ottawa X Press said "Coyote is to CanLit what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture."
www.ivanecoyote.com
 
S. Bear Bergman is a writer, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. Ze is the author of Butch is a Noun (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010) and Lambda Literary Award-finalist The Nearest Exit May be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009), three award-winning solo performances, a frequent contributor to anthologies on all manner of topics and co-editor (with the fabulous Kate Bornstein) of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010).
 
http://www.sbearbergman.com/
http://tinyurl.com/dangerousmammals

Cosponsored by
The Alliance at Simmons College
Keshet
In the Streets Productions/The Femme Show

 

SLIS Technology Webinar series: Introduction to Business Taxonomies

When: Friday, November 5, 2010, 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: S-251B (Science Building), Simmons College, Boston campus

The SLIS Technology Webinar series has scheduled an ASIS&T sponsored event for Friday, November 5th at 11:30am - 12:30pm in room S-251B (Science Building). It is the first part of a four part Taxonomy webinar series.  The subject of this initial session is, "Introduction to Business Taxonomies."

This webinar series focuses on the design and management of business taxonomies for the storage of information within systems, as well as the overall findability through search and browse of the information your end users seek.

Today's business users work with a range of information management tools designed to capture and provide access to critical business information. However, that information is of little value if users can't find what they need. Business taxonomies can provide solutions to an organization's knowledge management challenges. Although the concept of taxonomies is not new, organizations are beginning to focus increased attention on the design and development of intuitive and sustainable taxonomies that will serve their end users by making it easy to find the information they need in a single place. Today's users have come to expect a simple way to both search and browse for their information, but still many organizations do not know where to begin in the design of such a system.

The first session in the series will provide an introduction to taxonomy and metadata benefits, design concepts, and strategies. The subsequent sessions will detail methodologies on 1) how to run taxonomy design workshops within your own organization, 2) how to design taxonomies from start to finish, and 3) how to ensure the appropriate maintenance and management of those taxonomies over time.
Additional information is available on this web site:

http://www.ppc.com/Pages/TaxonomyWebinar2010.aspx

Here is information about all four sessions, which will take place in S-251B (Science Building):

  Nov. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm - Introduction to Business Taxonomies

  Nov. 8, 11:30am-12:30pm - Taxonomy Workshops

  Nov. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm - Practical Taxonomy Design

  Nov. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm - Taxonomy Governance and Maintenance

VIII Trejo Foster Institute (Save the Date!)

When: Friday, November 5, 2010
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College

November 5-6, 2010

The theme of the VII Trejo Foster Institute is Engaging and Serving Hispanic/Latino Communities: Best Practices from the Field. Library and Information Science professionals from a variety of practice areas will present their experiences and promote field-tested strategies for engaging Hispanic/Latino populations in outreach, library, and information literacy activities.

The VIII Trejo Foster Institute is sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, the Trejo Foster Foundation, and REFORMA.

The SLIS community is cordially invited to this important event.   Registration information will be posted closer to the event date.

For more information, contact trejoinstitute2010@simmons.edu

Please also visit: http://gslis.simmons.edu/trejoinstitute2010/

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Word 2007

When: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, Boston Campus and Online

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston is ofering a free workshop on Word 2007.

Do you feel uncomfortable using Word 2007? Do you feel frustrated when trying to create, edit, or modify your Word documents?

This workshop will explore the main features of Word 2007 and point out the basics that students need to know to improve their papers. We will also play around with text and reveal the most popular "clicks".

This workshop is intended for people with little or no experience using Word 2007, or people with questions about Word 2007.

This workshop will be offered on Tuesday, November 2, from 3:00-5:00pm. On November 2, a section of this workshop will also be hosted concurrently online through a Virtual Classroom.

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(11/2 session, in-person) http://fa10wd2.eventbrite.com
(11/2 session, online) http://fa10wd3.eventbrite.com

If you have questions please email the SLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P-111

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group
Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles
Nov. 2 and 9

Purpose: In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for SLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:
 * Sharpen job search skills
 * Stay focused and motivated in job search
 * Expand network contacts

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: knowles @simmons.edu

Public Speaking Workshop

When: Friday, October 29, 2010, 4:30PM - 6:30PM

SLA and ALASC are co-hosting a Public Speaking Workshop on Friday, October 29th from 4:30 - 6:30. It will be an opportunity to practice public speaking and to hear Jessamyn West speak about her experiences as a public speaking librarian. Space will be limited, so please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/935635511

Come help Simmons Notable Women Make History!

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Where: SLIS Lounge

On Wednesday, October 27 from 8:30am to 7pm in the SLIS lounge, the digital libraries class will be selling pumpkins and baked goods! Use the pumpkins to decorate for fall!! Buy a snack in between classes! Hear more about Simmons' digital libraries!

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P-111

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group
Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles
Oct. 26, and Nov. 2 and 9

Purpose: In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for SLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:
 * Sharpen job search skills
 * Stay focused and motivated in job search
 * Expand network contacts

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: knowles @simmons.edu

ASIS&T Conference

When: Friday, October 22, 2010
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

ASIS&T

2010 Annual Meeting: Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem
Oct. 22-27
Pittsburgh Hilton
Pittsburgh, PA
Stop by the SLIS booth to check out the latest news and meet up with fellow alumni at the alumni reception.

Contact information for all events:
Stacie M. Parillo, Fellow for Dean's Initiatives
617.521.2862, stacie.parillo@simmons.edu

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of Issues in Open Access

When: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of Issues in Open Access

1:00-2:00pm
with Naresh Agarwal, Nancy Pontika and Elaine Martin; moderated by Robin Peek

**Snacks will be served!!**
Room TBD

SSW Guest Lecture: The Material Presence of the Archive & Early Social Work

When: Thursday, October 21, 2010, Lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. Reception immediately following.
Where: Lefavour Hall, Room 316

Please join the Simmons School of Social Work Doctoral Program for a special guest lecture:

THE MATERIAL PRESENCE OF THE ARCHIVE & EARLY SOCIAL WORK

Adrienne Chambon, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Director, Ph.D. Program
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

How can we approach archives as material, multi-faceted objects that can reveal a multiplicity of voices and views within a single agency, and illuminate the heterogeneity of the discipline in the early phase of the profession? Drawing on the early archives of a Toronto childcare agency that celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2009, a project funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, Dr. Chambon will discuss interpretation, audience, dimensions of media, as well as strategies in conducting archival work for an agency.

Dr. Chambon's scholarship has moved from early research and teaching on immigration and refugees to transnational social work. She is very interested in expanding the scope of social work theory, drawing from interdisciplinary perspectives in social sciences, the humanities and the arts. Of great interest is the exploration of how we can experience theories as embodied practices of knowledge. Her critical interpretive research links material and discursive activities. She is currently involved in two main directions: what art practices can bring to social work for social change; and a growing examination of a history and memory of the social work discipline.

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P-111

SLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group
Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles
Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2 and 9

Purpose: In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for SLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:
 * Sharpen job search skills
 * Stay focused and motivated in job search
 * Expand network contacts

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: knowles @simmons.edu

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Zotero

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1:00-2:00pm.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, Boston Campus

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston is pleased to announce that Professor Candy Schwartz will be leading a workshop on Zotero.

Zotero is one of many reference managers, like Refworks and EndNote. Reference managers let you collect bibliographic citations on the fly (while you are doing research), organize, tag, and maintain them, use them in documents, and then print bibliographies in almost any style manual format. Zotero does all of this, and also synchs your citations from all of your browsers to a server in the "could", lets you create an online profile, and encourages you to identify and follow the citation gathering of other users.

In this workshop you will learn how to use Zotero (with its Firefox extension) effectively, and how to create a Zotero profile and follow other users.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(10/19 session) http://fa10z2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the SLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

New England Library Association (NELA) Conference

When: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Where: Boxborough, MA

New England Library Association (NELA)
"Outside the Box: Results, Support, Sustainability"

October 17-19, 2010
Boxborough, MA
Holiday Inn Boxborough
Stop by the SLIS booth to check out the latest news and meet up with fellow alumni.

Please visit http://www.nelib.org/conference/2010/index.htm for more information.

The Library of Alexandria and its Revival

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Kotzen Meeting Room

The Library of Alexandria and its Revival

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Jameson '62LS
5:30-7:30pm
Simmons College, Kotzen Meeting Room
Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Oct 8, 2010: http://bit.ly/aJpStu

Lecture Description
The Library of Alexandria is regarded as the "Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World," and the first great library in the history of Western Civilization. The scrolls and codices on its shelves provided the medium by which scientists, philosophers, poets, historians and musicians of antiquity enriched human experiences with their research and creativity. Its collections embodied the genius of classical Greece, and its loss is the greatest disaster in the history of learning.

Professor Jameson will focus on the origin and history of the Library, on its collections and arrangement, on the scholar-librarians, and on its disappearance, as well as on the revival of the Biblotheca Alexandrina whose purpose is to restate the universal legacy of the ancient library in modern terms.

About Dr. Jameson
Professor Jameson holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and a doctorate in history from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), a master of science degree in library science from Simmons College, and a certificate in archival management from Radcliffe College. He retired after forty-eight years of academic teaching (Byzantine, Near Eastern, African History) and administration at Harvard where he was Senior Tutor, and the University of California, Berkeley where he was Assistant Vice Chancellor. He has returned to school to pursue a degree in theology.

He is Director Emeritus of Books for Asia of the Asia Foundation and President Emeritus of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He served for many years as consultant to the American publishing industry for charitable book projects in Africa and Asia, and he was advisor to the National Libraries of Nigeria and China.

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Zotero

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 1:00-2:00pm
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, Boston Campus

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston is pleased to announce that Professor Candy Schwartz will be leading a workshop on Zotero.

Zotero is one of many reference managers, like Refworks and EndNote. Reference managers let you collect bibliographic citations on the fly (while you are doing research), organize, tag, and maintain them, use them in documents, and then print bibliographies in almost any style manual format. Zotero does all of this, and also synchs your citations from all of your browsers to a server in the "could", lets you create an online profile, and encourages you to identify and follow the citation gathering of other users.


In this workshop you will learn how to use Zotero (with its Firefox extension) effectively, and how to create a Zotero profile and follow other users.


Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(10/13 session) http://fa10z1.eventbrite.com/


Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the SLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.


A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

NVivo Demonstration

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 1 p.m.
Where: One Palace Road, P-113

You are invited to attend a demonstration of NVivo 9, which will be released on October 21. Please invite your colleagues and students to attend.

Maine Library Association (MLA) Conference

When: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Where: Rockport/Camden, ME

Maine Library Association (MLA) Conference

October 7 - 8, 2010
Rockport/Camden, ME
Samoset Resort
Stop by the SLIS booth to check out the latest news and meet up with fellow alumni.

For more information please visit: http://www.acrlnec.org/node/36

LIS Job Search Support Group

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P111

Have you graduated and need to jump-start your job search? Check out the LIS Job Search Support Group facilitated by Ms. Roxanne Jackman, Assistant Director of Career Counseling and Dr. Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Services, SLIS.

Goals: Sharpen job search skills, Stay focused and Motivated in job search, or Expand network contacts

Meeting Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2010

Time: 4:00 — 5:00 pm

Place: DCR, P111

Drop Ins are Welcome! Open to LIS alumni too; if you cannot make these sessions, please contact Em Claire at 617-521-2798 or by email at emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu.

SLIS Speed Networking

When: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Where: Simmons SLIS

Please save the dates for the 2010-2011 SLIS Alumni Board events. As always, we welcome your attendance, and hope that you'll mark your calendars! More details will be forthcoming.

Speed Networking Event

When: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Where: Details TBA

Speed Networking Night hosted by the SLIS Alumni Board

When: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

To Register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/studentnetworking

The SLIS Alumni Board is sponsoring an educational speed-networking event! This is your chance to network with SLIS alumni in various areas of librarianship and with representatives from librarian organizations to learn about career paths, specific industries, or "a day in the life." (Note: this is not a job fair. Dress is business casual.)

Cost: In the past, Alumni Board sponsored career events have sold out. Therefore, we are asking for a $5 non-refundable deposit to reserve a seat BUT you will receive your money back when you arrive, so the final cost is FREE!

To complete your registration, please RSVP at the link above and drop off your deposit by September 15 at the SLIS Front Desk, in room P111 (Boston) or at the SLIS West office (South Hadley). You must make your $5 deposit to reserve a seat.

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of the History of the Boston Athenaeum, Part II

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College TBD

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of the History of the Boston Athenaeum, Part II

1:00-2:00pm 
with Ross Harvey, Melanie Kimball, and Kathy Wisser

**Snacks will be served!!**

Room TBD

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Recruitment Information Session

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 1 - 2 p.m.
Where: Pottruck Technology Lab, P-113

CIA representatives will recruit for two LIS positions, and discuss internship opportunities for summer 2011

Knowledge and Information Management Officer
Information Review and Release Officer
www.cia.gov/careers

To be considered for an interview you must apply online at the CIA website, http://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/index.html AND send your electronic resume by 3pm on Friday, September 17 to David Kovacs: david.kovacs@simmons.edu

Interested candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend the information session.
Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by a CIA representative, and must be available to meet either Thursday or Friday, September 23 or 24.

Please contact Em Claire Knowles with any questions.

 

International Student Orientation and Welcome

When: Friday, September 3, 2010, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Kotzen Meeting Room

The welcome will begin at 1:00PM and the last session will end at 6:00PM. We will then depart Simmons for dinner on a sunset cruise in the Boston harbor.

For more information contact: valerie.foster@simmons.edu

Summer Social: Boston Radical Reference Collective

When: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: 32 Josephine Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

Librarians, library students and library lovers --

The next RadRef meeting isn't a meeting at all — it's a potluck!
Join us for some relaxation and good food. New folks and regulars are all welcome!

When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30pm to 9ish
Where: Susie's backyard, 32 Josephine Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
What to bring: food & drinks to share
RSVP: email Susie at susie_husted@yahoo.com

DIRECTIONS
On your bike: 32 Josephine Ave is very close the Somerville/Cambridge Linear Park bike path. We're almost at the west end of the path, two blocks away from where it intersects with Willow Ave in Somerville.
From (red line) Davis Square T station: (0.5 mile walk) Walk down bike path from busway to Willow Ave. Take left on Willow, your first right onto Morrison Ave (at blinking light), and your first left onto Josephine Ave. #32 is on your left.
From (orange line) Sullivan Square T station: Take the 89 bus towards Davis Square about 15 minutes to stop at Broadway & Josephine Ave (just past Kelly's Diner). Walk down Josephine Ave 0.3 miles. #32 will be on your right.

In your car: There's only Somerville resident parking allowed on our street, but you can look for a metered or 2-hour spot along Broadway or Highland Ave.

If you're lost, give a call: 631-875-5936

More about Radical Reference: Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a collaborative virtual setting and are dedicated to information activism to foster a more egalitarian society.

Simmons Mixer at SAA Conference

When: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Maryland C room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

The Simmons/New England Archivists Mixer will be held at SAA on Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 7:45- 9:30pm. in the Maryland C room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Enjoy light refreshments and raffles - network, greet old friends and meet new colleagues!

LIS Job Search Support Group

When: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: P -310 E, Palace Road Building, Simmons College

Are you nearing the end of your LIS program of study? Have you graduated and need to jump-start your job search? Join the LIS Job Search Support Group!

Led by Ms. Roxanne Jackman, Career Services Counselor and Dr. Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Services, SLIS

Drop Ins are Welcome! Please contact Em Claire with questions: knowles@simmons.edu.

LIS Job Search Support Group

When: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 4:00 — 5:00 pm
Where: P -310 E, Palace Road Building, Simmons College

Are you nearing the end of your LIS program of study? Have you graduated and need to jump-start your job search? Join the LIS Job Search Support Group!

Led by Ms. Roxanne Jackman, Career Services Counselor and Dr. Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Services, SLIS

Drop Ins are Welcome! Please contact Em Claire with questions: knowles@simmons.edu.

American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Denver CO Simmons Alumni Reception

When: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: TBA

Saturday, July 10, 2010
American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Denver CO
Simmons College SLIS Alumni Reception   
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: TBD

ALA Conference and Exhibition: Library School Reunion

When: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Mayflower Grand Ballroom, Washington, D.C.

Library School Reunion at the SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO

When: Monday, June 14, 2010, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Event Name: Library School Reunion at the SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO

Contact Info: Stacie Parillo, SLIS, 617-521-2862, stacie.parillo@simmons.edu

Event Description: Please stop by the Library School Reunion to catch up on the latest SLIS news and to mingle with other SLIS alumni. You may also visit the SLA website for more information, http://www.sla.org/

Dinners for Spectrum Scholars

When: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Where: Home of Assistant Dean Knowles

Join Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles and Simmons College Spectrum Scholars Miranda Rivers and Christina Thompson to raise money for future scholars

Seating is limited. This event is intended for those who support the Spectrum Scholars.

RSVP to Dean Knowles, emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu by May 13, 2010.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to the cause. Make your check payable to the American Library Association - Spectrum Scholars Fund. Be sure to write "Em Claire Knowles" in the memo line. Mail your check to:

American Library Association
E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

 

SLIS at NHLA Conference

When: Thursday, May 13, 2010

The annual New Hampshire Library Association conference is May 13 and 14, 2010 at the Attitash Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Bartlett, NH. Please stop by the SLIS table to catch up on the latest news and events.

SLIS End of Semester Party

When: Friday, May 7, 2010, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: SLIS Student Lounge/Trekking Around/Savant Project

Dear Adventurous Librar* of SLIS:

Dewey or don't we want to make history (900's) by having the most epic end of term celebration (793.2) of all time (528.7) ever. You, we, us — have all been working hard (371.3) to finish up your semester or SLIS career (650.14).

5-7pm - PARTY!
SIR PANOPTICON and the KNIGHTS of the METADATA (025.3) TABLE = a spin on the end-of-semester party

Come crosswalk (025.39) with your fellow info* discriminators at the SLIS Student Lounge from 5-7pm

Eat Drink and be Merry ~
7-10pm - Pub Crawl!
10-11pm - After-party/PRIZES!

Invite friends and alumni to join your team along the quest and to dance the night away. We'll LC you there!

Brought to you by your friendly SLIS Student Orgs

**Please consume responsibly and get home safely!**

Save the Date: Alumni Day

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Where: Simmons College, Boston, MA

This year, Alumni Day will be Alumni Night, so please mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, May 6, 2010.

Details will be available soon.

SLIS After Dark: An Evening of Recognition & Connection

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Simmons College

Register online at Alumnet (https://alumnet.simmons.edu/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1769)

The first-ever alumni dinner provides a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with local library and information science colleagues. There will be plenty of time to socialize while learning about international library programs, some involving SLIS and others seeking support from the local library and information science community. We will also have a toast to retiring faculty members.

This year's program will honor James P. O'Toole '75LS, Professor and Charles I. Clough Chair in History at Boston College and the first archivist to receive the SLIS Alumni Achievement Award.

The evening promises to be interesting and entertaining, bringing together alumni, faculty, students and library and information science colleagues. We hope to see you there.


AGENDA
Evening Program

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception

5:45 - 6:00p.m. Toast to retiring SLIS faculty Jim Baughman, Ching-chih Chen, and (in absentia) Pat Oyler: Michele V. Cloonan, Dean, SLIS

6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Welcome: Helen G. Drinan '75LS, '78SM, President

6:15 - 6:30 p.m. SLIS Alumni Board Business Meeting: Ann McLaughlin '71, '72LS

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. The 2010 SLIS Alumni Achievement Award: Presentation and keynote address

  • Dr. James O'Toole '75LS
  • Professor and Charles I. Clough, Chair in History, Boston College

Register online at Alumnet (https://alumnet.simmons.edu/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1769)

SLIS at MLA Conference

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Where: Hyannis Conference Center, Hyannis, MA

Please stop by the SLIS table to catch up on the latest news and events at the Massachusetts Library Association conference. It will be held at the Hyannis Conference Center, April 28 - 30, with exhibits open on the 29th and 30th.

What Would Mary Ellen Bates Do?

When: Monday, April 26, 2010, 12 - 2 p.m.
Where: Special Functions Room, Main College Building

Come join SLA@Simmons for a meet and greet and talk with Information Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Mary Ellen Bates.

Mary Ellen will be visiting us on a break from her responsibilities at Web Search University Boston, and will be giving a presentation entitled:

"Surfacing Value: Speaking to Be Heard" which she delivered at Computers in Libraries earlier in April.

Her presentation will be followed by Q&A and informal meeting and greeting.

Please RSVP: http://wwmebd.eventbrite.com/

Refreshments will be served.

To learn more about Mary Ellen Bates, visit her website: http://www.batesinfo.com/

Annual Career Panel

When: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Andreola Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, Mount Holyoke College

The SLIS Alumni Executive Board cordially invites you to attend the Annual Career Panel to be held:

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Andreola Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
Mount Holyoke College
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

The panel will feature four SLIS West alums who will share job search stories, strategies, and advice from the field:

  • Academic Libraries: Erin Valentino '05LS, Research Education Librarian, Trinity College
  • Archives: Aaron Rubinstein '09LS, Digital Project Manager, UMass Special Collections and University Archives
  • Public Libraries: Jennifer Hawkes '06LS, Electronic Resources Librarian, Chicopee Public Library
  • School Libraries: Leslie Lomasson '06LS, Librarian, Amherst Regional High School

In addition to the panel, this is a great chance to mingle with current and former SLIS West students.  .

Following the Career Panel, we will host a resume/cover letter workshop in the SLIS West Admin Office, from 3 - 5pm.  Whether or not you attend the Alumni program, you can participate in the resume workshop.  Bring a copy of your resume and a sample of your cover letter to the workshop for constructive (and supportive) critique.

RSVP to raynna.bowlby@simmons.edu by April 5

Lunch with Dean Cloonan at SLIS West

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Mount Holyoke College, Cassani Room, ground floor of Shattuck Hall

Dean Cloonan will be coming to campus to speak on Saturday, April 10. Lunch will be provided: Join us for sandwiches, salads,  dessert, and beverages in the Cassani Room, ground floor of Shattuck Hall at 12:15.

Come hungry and with questions for the dean about the program.

SIR movie and pizza social

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 1-5 p.m.
Where: School of Management, M-201

Simmons International Relations invites all SLIS students to a

Movie and Pizza Social*

Come and watch The Librarian

Come and enjoy a break from studying!!

*we'll show the movie first, but drop in anytime!

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of the History of the Boston Athenaeum

When: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: P410, Palace Road Building, Simmons College

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of the History of the Boston Athenaeum
April 8, 2010, from 1:00-2:00pm in P410, Simmons College

with Ross Harvey, Melanie Kimball, and Kathy Wisser

Snacks will be served!!
For more information on the SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium please visit: http://web.simmons.edu/~benoit/lectureseries/index.html

Speed Networking Night hosted by the SLIS Alumni Board and the Student Chapter of ASIS&T

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

The SLIS Alumni Board and the Student Chapter of ASIS&T is co-sponsoring an educational speed-networking event! This is your chance to network with SLIS alumni in various areas of librarianship and with representatives from librarian organizations to learn about career paths, specific industries, or "a day in the life." (Note: this is not a job fair. Dress is business casual.)

RSVP required; students must register here in order to participate: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NPVC8ZX

Cost: In the past, Alumni Board sponsored career events have sold out. Therefore, we are asking for a $5 deposit to reserve a seat BUT you will receive your money back when you arrive, so the final cost is FREE!

To complete your registration, please RSVP at the link above and drop off your deposit at the SLIS Front Desk, in room P111 (Boston) or at the SLIS West office (South Hadley). You must make your $5 deposit to reserve a seat. Deadline extended to February 24, 2010.

MSLA-SIG (Massachusetts School Library Association Student Interest Group) Conference

When: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Simmons College Main College Building

Conference details

Location: The conference will be held in the Simmons College Main College Building in the Special Functions Room (C101) and Shepard Room (C105). Registration will be held outside of these rooms.

Time: Registration will run 9:00-9:25 and our keynote speaker, Valerie Diggs, will be speaking from 9:30-10:00. Breakfast will be served during this time. The sessions will start at 10:10am, and the conference will end at approximately 3:30pm.

Registration Deadline (includes lunch): Thursday, March 25th

To register, click here for a form.

We will accept registration up to and including the day of the event. However, if you would like free lunch sponsored by MSLA-SIG, we must receive your registration form by Saturday, March 20th.

Cost of Event: Simmons Students FREE, everyone else $5

Feel free to invite friends, but do please make them aware that it will cost them $5. They can pay the $5 on the day of the event when they check in for registration.

Please email any questions or concerns to simmonsmslasig@gmail.com.

MSLA-SIG Conference

When: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Where: TBA

Save the Date: March 27, 2010!

MSLA-SIG (Massachusetts School Library Association Student Interest Group) will be sponsoring a conference for school library students and teachers on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Presentations will cover such topics as Web 2.0, library design, and teacher-librarian collaboration. More details to follow.

For more information, please see our wiki page: http://gslis.simmons.edu/mw/msla_sig/Main_Page

You can also contact either one of the MSLA-SIG co-chairs:
Alissa Rosellini: rosellin@simmons.edu
Jamie Phillips: jamie.phillips@simmons.edu

Ethics in the Archives Panel

When: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Where: School of Management, fifth floor

We will all face ethical issues at some point in our career, and this panel will help us address what problems we will see like privacy, the SAA Code of Ethics, donors, copyright, whistle-blowing, and appraisal ethics and how to address them.

Panelists:

  • Megan Sniffin—Marinoff (Harvard University Archive)
  • Robin McElheny (Harvard University Archive)
  • Marvin Kabakoff (NARA)

We will of course have food!

Please not that this event is on the fifth floor of the School of Management building — the room is directly across from the elevator.

We would love to hear what questions or issues you would like the panelists to address. Please reply @scosaa on Twitter, or email us at scosaa@gmail.com or scosaa@simmons.edu.

SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium: A Panel Discussion of Experiences in International Librarianship

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: P206, Palace Road Building, Simmons College


NOTE NEW DATE: March 24, 2010 (postponed from 3/17)

with Terry Plum, Shelley Quezada, Linnea Johnson; and students Lauren Vander Zanden and Jennie Murack to discuss their experiences abroad in SLIS travel programs

Snacks will be served!!
For more information on the SLIS Lunchtime Colloquium series please visit: http://web.simmons.edu/~benoit/lectureseries/index.html

New Course Offering Discussion

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:30
Where: SLIS Student Lounge

Three new courses are being offered beginning in the Fall 2010 semester.

The 4C's project is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and will feature a suite of new courses supported by a Digital Curriculum Lab and featuring internships at local cultural heritage institutions. 

The offered courses are:

LIS 531V: Concepts in Cultural Heritage Informatics

LIS 531W: Digital Stewardship

LIS 531X: Practicum for Cultural Heritage Informatics (Internship)

Please stop by the SLIS Student Lounge on Wednesday, March 24, between classes at 12:30 to discuss these course offerings.  Martha Mahard, Professor of Practice, will be available to answer any and all questions.

Please contact project assistant Kimberly Hula (Kimberly.hula@simmons.edu) and principal investigator Martha Mahard (Martha.Mahard@simmons.edu) with any questions.

 

 


Cultural Heritage/Convergence Information Session

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: One Palace Road, Student Lounge

Come talk to Prof. Martha Mahard about a new suite of cultural heritage courses, exploring the convergence of libraries, archives, and museums.  The course titles are:

  • LIS 531V: Cultural Heritage Informatics
  • LIS 531W: Digital Stewardship
  • LIS 531X: Practicum for Cultural Heritage Informatics

These new courses are being developed with IMLS grant funding.  Prof. Mahard will also discuss a new digital curriculum laboratory which will be constructed (with NHPRC grant funding).  The lab will facilitate testing of software tools for digital projects, such as digital preservation or information retrieval. For more information please see: gslis.simmons.edu/4Cs.

ASIS&T Student Chapter hosts guest speaker: David Weinberger

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Meeting Center, Simmons College

Dr. Weinberger is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. He's the author of several books, including the international bestseller The Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined, and Everything is MIscellaneous. He is also a prolific blogger (http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/) and twitterer (http://twitter.com/dweinberger).

David will be joining us to discuss the challenges of establishing authority and organizing information in "the Age of Abundance". We'll be serving light refreshments after the talk.


Please RSVP to asist@simmons.edu if you are planning to attend.

CSS Workshop, SLIS Tech Lab

When: Thursday, March 4, 2010, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: SLIS Tech-Lab, P213, Simmons College

A Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) is a text file with rules that define how the elements in a web page must be displayed. These rules, expressed through properties and values, give users the ability to format fonts' sizes and colors, tables, borders, background images, background colors and much more.

The workshop will focus on how to create Inline and Internal style sheets. If you have a little experience with (X)HTML, this workshop will help you to create more structural and fancier web pages.

This workshop will be offered Thursday, March 4, from 4-5:30pm, and Thursday, April 1, from 4-5:30pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(3/4 session) http://spr10css1.eventbrite.com/
(4/1 session) http://spr10css2.eventbrite.com/

  • SLIS, students, staff, faculty and alumni are all welcome
  • The two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

Drupal workshop, SLIS Tech Lab

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, P213, Simmons College

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Drupal.

This workshop will cover installation and basic configuration of the Drupal content management system. Drupal is a highly customizable open source solution for creating and managing modern, dynamic websites.

This workshop will be offered Wednesday, March 3, from 12:45-2:45pm, and Monday, March 15, from 6-8pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(3/3 session) http://spr10drupal1.eventbrite.com
(3/15 session) http://spr10drupal2.eventbrite.com

  • SLIS, students, staff, faculty and alumni are all welcome
  • The two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the SLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser

Doctoral dissertation defense of SLIS Ph.D. candidate Laura Saunders

When: Monday, March 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Where: P207, Palace Road Building, Simmons College

Simmons Faculty, Staff and Students are invited to attend the doctoral dissertation defense of SLIS Ph.D. candidate Laura Saunders on March 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm in P207.

The dissertation is entitled: Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: Viewed through the Perspective of Institutional Accreditation

Those wishing to view a copy of the dissertation may contact Jennifer Andrews at jennifer.andrews@simmons.edu, or by phone at 617-521-2829



Setting up a LAMP Server, SLIS Tech Lab

When: Monday, March 1, 2010, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Setting up a LAMP Server.

Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (known collectively as LAMP) are the tools that power many web servers. This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in setting up a web server.

We'll cover what the components of a LAMP server are and how they work together to serve websites.
We'll also go through the process of installing an Ubuntu Linux server and look at similar toolkits available for Windows and Mac OS X.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following link:
(3/1 session) http://spr10lamp2.eventbrite.com/

SLIS, students, staff, faculty and alumni are all welcome

If you have questions please email the SLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://gslistechlab.eventbrite.com

Coffee with Cloonan

When: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Student Lounge (2nd Floor, Palace Road)

Need a study break? Have coffee with Dean Cloonan!

Meet Dean Cloonan to find out what's new in SLIS, ask questions, express concerns, and enjoy snacks and good conversation.

SCOSSA Job and Career Panel

When: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Center (Ground floor of the library building), Simmons College

Concerned about finding a job after you graduate? Or even while still in school?

You're not alone!

Join us to hear local archivists talk about what they look for in potential employees, tips to make your resume look smarter, and other tricks of the trade.

The panelists are:
Emily Gustainis (Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library)
Joan Krizack (Northeastern University) 
Anthony Reed (National Park Service) 
Jamie Roth (NARA/JFK Presidential Library) 

Light refreshments will be served.

Simmons SLIS Career Preparation Series: Alumni Speaker, Ruth Kowal

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Career Resource Library, P304-E

Alumni Speaker
Ruth Kowal
Director of Administration and Finance Boston Public Library and 2008 inductee of the Massachusetts Library Association Hall of Fame

Ms. Kowal will offer advice on:

"What are employers looking for in job candidates" and "How to take yourself from student to prospective employee"

Seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please register for this event with Em Claire Knowles: knowles@simmons.edu

Presentation Skills for the LIS Job Search

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (evening session), or Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (day session)
Where: Career Resource Library (P-304E), Simmons College

SLIS CAREER WORKSHOP SERIES

Presentation Skills for the LIS Job Search

Want to learn more about how to provide a presentation as part of a library job interview? Need to prepare your slides, handouts, and yourself (!), but don't know where to turn? Then come to this workshop! We will give you the tools you need so that on the day of your interview, you are ready to present yourself and your knowledge to employers.

Where: Career Resource Library, (P304E)

When: Tuesday, February 16th, 5:00-6:00pm EVENING SESSION
When: Wednesday, February 17th, 1:00-2:00pm DAY SESSION

Coffee with Cloonan

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Student Lounge (2nd Floor, Palace Road)

Need a study break? Have coffee with Dean Cloonan!

Meet Dean Cloonan to find out what's new in SLIS, ask questions, express concerns, and enjoy snacks and good conversation.

Coffee with Cloonan

When: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Student Lounge (2nd Floor, Palace Road)

Need a study break? Have coffee with Dean Cloonan!

Meet Dean Cloonan to find out what's new in SLIS, ask questions, express concerns, and enjoy snacks and good conversation.

SLIS Job Search Resources & Professional Networking

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (evening session) or Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (day session)
Where: L-225, Simmons College

SLIS CAREER WORKSHOP SERIES

SLIS Job Search Resources & Professional Networking

Swing by LIB-225 (library classroom) in Lefavour Hall and discover where to hunt for LIS specific job banks, paraprofessional postings, internship resources, networking opportunities, and job market trend information. This hour long workshop will provide you with the skills and resources needed to conduct successful job searches and career-advancing networking opportunities.

Where: Beatley Library, Room LIB-225, in Lefavour Hall

When: Tuesday, February 9th, 5:00-6:30pm EVENING SESSION
When: Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00-2:30pm DAY SESSION

Book Production on the Qing Frontier: Block-cutting Labor and the Expansion of Publishing in Sichuan

When: Monday, February 8, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Cynthia Brokaw (Brown University) presents "Book Production on the Qing Frontier: Block-cutting Labor and the Expansion of Publishing in Sichuan". Sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminar on China Humanities.

Yonsei Travel Course Information Session

When: Monday, February 8, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Where: P-206

Want to study overseas? Sign up for an information session about our travel course to Seoul, Korea for Summer 2010!

Travel dates for the course are July 31-August 14, 2010. This summer, TWO courses are being offered, co-taught by Prof. Melanie Kimball and a Yonsei faculty member:

  • LIS481— Children's Literature and Media Collections
  • LIS404 — Principles of Management

Please register for an info session via Yarr!.

At these information sessions, you'll also hear about the dual degree program with Yonsei University. This program allows students to earn a Master of Arts at Yonsei in Seoul, Korea while working towards a Master of Science degree from Simmons SLIS.

If you would like a preview of the details to be discussed at these information sessions, or if you are unable to attend any of them, please visit the Simmons SLIS/Yonsei web site. It has all the information you need to apply to both programs. If you want to just jump to the Summer Course details, you can find them here.

Please contact Stacie Parillo (stacie.parillo@simmons.edu) with any questions.

MSLA-SIG 1st Spring Semester Meeting

When: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: SLIS Student Lounge

1st spring semester meeting of MSLA-SIG (Massachusetts School Library Association Student Interest Group)!

When: Thursday, February 4 from 5:15-6:30pm
Where: SLIS Student Lounge

Come hear about exciting upcoming events, including a trip to the Harry Potter exhibit and our spring conference! See you there!

You can RSVP on Facebook by joining our group: Simmons MSLA-SIG!

Yonsei Travel Course Information Session

When: Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:45 p.m.
Where: P-111 Conference Room

Want to study overseas? Sign up for an information session about our travel course to Seoul, Korea for Summer 2010!

Travel dates for the course are July 31-August 14, 2010. This summer, TWO courses are being offered, co-taught by Prof. Melanie Kimball and a Yonsei faculty member:

  • LIS481— Children's Literature and Media Collections
  • LIS404 — Principles of Management

Please register for an info session via Yarr!.

At these information sessions, you'll also hear about the dual degree program with Yonsei University. This program allows students to earn a Master of Arts at Yonsei in Seoul, Korea while working towards a Master of Science degree from Simmons SLIS.

If you would like a preview of the details to be discussed at these information sessions, or if you are unable to attend any of them, please visit the Simmons SLIS/Yonsei web site. It has all the information you need to apply to both programs. If you want to just jump to the Summer Course details, you can find them here.

Please contact Stacie Parillo (stacie.parillo@simmons.edu) with any questions.

ALASC Spring 2010 Kickoff Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Student Lounge (2nd Floor, Palace Road), Simmons College, Boston, MA

The ALASC will hold its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:15 pm in the SLIS Student Lounge. Pizza and Soda will be available. Bring yourself and another classmate!

Topics:
What did you do at ALA midwinter?
What types of programs do you want to see this semester?

Contact Catherine Boothby (Catherine.Boothby@simmons.edu) with any questions.

SLIS West Advising Day for New Spring 2010 Students

When: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Where: Willits-Hallowell Conference Center on the Mount Holyoke Campus

Welcome new SLIS West students! For details about the SLIS West Advising Day, please see: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/admission/advising/west/index.php

LISSA Presents: "Unshelved"

When: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Boston, MA

After ALA, come hear from two men taking libraries into the animated realm. Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes of online library comic strip Unshelved (http://www.unshelved.com) will be speaking and signing books at Simmons College on Tuesday January 19th, 2010. Whether you're in town for ALA or you're a resident Bostonian, the event is free and all librarians or librarians-in-training are welcome. Snacks will be provided, courtesy of LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association). RSVP at http://unshelved-simmons.eventbrite.com.

Doctoral Student Reception at ALISE

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA

Attending ALISE? SLIS alums are invited to join SLIS at the ALISE Doctoral Student Reception, Wednesday, January 13th, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m at the Boston Park Plaza. No rsvps required. For more information, please contact gslis@simmons.edu.

LIS Online Career Fair

When: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kick off ALA Midwinter week with a look at library careers on January 12th, 2010. The Alliance Library System (ALS) of Illinois and TAP Information Systems are teaming up to bring you a full day of information about starting, changing or improving your library career, beginning with a keynote speech from Rachel Singer Gordon, the webmaster of LISjobs.com. The student associations at Simmons College SLIS have purchased a group membership, so Simmons students and alumni can join the event for free. To find out more and RSVP, please visit http://liscareerfair.eventbrite.com.

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