12th International Conference on Learning: "Books, Publishing & Libraries," November 8-9, 2014

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Simmons College, Boston MA

Annual conference examining the past, present, and future role of the book. Call for Papers now open for presentations, workshops, and more. Accepted proposals are eligible for submission to peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

For more information please visit http://booksandpublishing.com/the-conference

Republishing Classic Children's Books

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00-3:00pm
Where: M202

Presented by Children's Literature alumna Rea Berg, founding president of Beautiful Feet Books.

BiblioBrews

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Lower level of Redbones BBQ, Chester Street, Somerville, MA (Davis Square)

Sponsored by the Alumni Board, a low key way to meet and chat with local alumni while enjoying some FREE appetizers! Members of the Alumni Board will be there to discuss their current jobs, the hunt, and whatever else you may want to discuss. A great way to get or stay connected!

Book Talk: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 1:00-3:00pm

Esther Ehrlich is coming to talk about her new middle-grade novel, Nest. (Copies are available in the P310 book nook.) RSVP to berkley@simmons.edu with your RSVP and any questions and for the room announcement.

Meet Past ALA President Molly Raphael and Learn About ALA-SC

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Matarazzo Student Lounge

Meet Molly Raphael, ALA President from 2011-2012, learn more about ALA, the student chapter, and discuss future ALA-SC events with other students and faculty.

Brown Bag Lunch with Robin Morrow

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12:00-2:00pm
Where: M104

Brown bag lunch with Robin Morrow, president of the Australian Board on Books for Young People, and instructor of "Australian Children's Literature" at Simmons. Pack your lunch, and we'll provide dessert!

Community Archives in the Digital Era: Creating the South Asian American Digital Archive

When: Monday, April 28, 2014, 6 pm
Where: Simmons College Main College Building, C101


SAADA is the only independent non-profit organization giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving and sharing stories that reflect their diverse experiences. SAADA's digital-only, post-custodial approach to creating a community-based archives re-imagines the potential of the archive in the digital era. By allowing original archival materials to remain with the individuals, organizations or institutions from which they originate, SAADA uses collaboration as a means to greatly expand access, use, and preservation of archival materials. Since the organization's inception in 2008, SAADA has built a digital archive of over 1,600 discrete items, undertaken innovative initiatives like its First Days Project, and through outreach and educational programming has raised awareness about the rich history of South Asians in the United States. The SAADA website received nearly 200,000 visitors from around the world in the last year alone and the organization has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, BBC World Service, India Abroad and other publications both in the U.S. and in South Asia. Samip Mallick, SAADA's Co-Founder and Executive Director, will share stories from the archive and the organization's unique approach to documenting and preserving community history. Learn more about SAADA at http://www.saadigitalarchive.org

It is being co-sponsored by SCoSAA and SCIRRT.

Annual Simmons Library and Information Science Career Fair

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12-2 pm
Where: Linda K Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor of the Main College Building, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Annual Simmons Library and Information Science Career Fair. Co-hosted by SLIS and the Simmons Career Education Center (CEC), the fair is a terrific opportunity for students and recent alumni/ae seeking full-time employment to meet hiring employers from the Greater Boston and New England area. Representatives from school, public, and academic libraries, special libraries, archives, publishers, database and information management firms, staffing agencies, professional organizations, and more in the LIS field are expected to attend.

All fair attendees must be candidates for or have already received their MLS from Simmons (within the past two years). This is an open-format event, which means that attendees can move freely from table to table and do not need to schedule interviews with recruiters prior to the event. Faculty are asked to be lenient should there be class conflicts on the day of the fair.

Please note that the LIS Career Fair is an industry-specific event distinct from the annual Simmons College Spring Career & Internship Fair, which is open to all Simmons undergraduates and graduates. The Spring Career & Internship Fair will be held on March 26, 2014; if you are interested in attending this event, please contact careers@simmons.edu.

Social Media in Times of Natural Disaster

When: Monday, April 14, 2014, 12pm-1pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room 308



Simmons ASIS&T in partnership with the Research Colloquium Series are sponsoring a talk on Social Media in Times of Natural Disaster with Helen Partridge, a social scientist who has established a strong profile for her work exploring the interplay between learning, information and technology.

SLIS Presents: Jane Meyers, President, Lubuto Library Project, Inc.

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6 pm
Where: Simmons College, Paresky Conference Center


Cocktail Reception and Guest Speaker Jane Meyers, President, Lubuto Library Project

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m. Introductions

6:45 p.m. Guest Speaker Jane Meyers, President, Lubuto Library Project, Inc.

A librarian with nearly 35 years' experience working with libraries throughout Africa, Meyers developed the Lubuto Library Project, which provides preservation, reading promotion, education, and social service activities to those most in need.

This year's event is co-sponsored by the Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu and the Special Libraries Association of New England. SLIS faculty and students are invited to attend, free of charge. Non-SLIS Faculty and Students: $15. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to infolink@simmons.edu by Monday, March 24, 2014.

Global Service Week 2014: Jumpstart Literacy Materials Making Drop-in Workshop

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 1-3pm
Where: Main College Buidling, Student Activities Conference Room (W-002)


For the week of April 7-11, the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service is hosting Global Service Week. We will be hosting events on each day of the week dedicated to different areas of community service and awareness.

Jumpstart literacy materials making drop-in workshop:

What: literacy materials making workshop with Jumpstart - early education nonprofit preparing every child in America to enter kindergarten and succeed.

Who: Jennette Chenevert, volunteer coordinator at Simmons Jumpstart program.

Why: this workshop will offer an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to drop-in to create literacy materials that will be used to send home with the children Jumpstart serves. The materials created will allow for learning to be extended from the classroom to the home, helping Jumpstart to connect with the families.

Time: 1-3pm Where: on-campus - Student Activities Conference Room (W-002).

Special Notes: requesting students devote at least 30 minutes of their time. (on campus - Student Activities Conference Room W-002)

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-service-week-2014-tickets-11021508629 for more information.

Research Colloquium: Implementing Knowledge Management in Colleges and Universities with Professor Agarwal

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12-1 pm
Where: SLIS Lounge, Palace Road Building

Knowledge Management (KM) is a collaborative and integrated approach adopted at various levels to ensure that an organization's knowledge assets are best utilized to increase organizational performance. While KM has been adopted in a large number of sectors and organizations, colleges and universities, and the higher education sector in general, is yet to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by KM. Also, while past research has sought to highlight the importance of implementing KM in higher education, there is a lack of a single, clear template for KM implementation that universities leaders and administrators can adopt. The research questions that the study investigates are: "How can colleges and universities successfully implement KM? What are the steps to follow, and in which sequence?" The contribution of the paper is a practical, actionable, step-by-step plan for successful KM implementation, as well as a diagrammatic, theoretical model for KM implementation in colleges and universities. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Laila Marouf of Kuwait University.

Boston Radical Reference Collective Spring Meeting, April 7 OR April 8*

When: Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: TBD

Join us for the next meeting of the Boston Radical Reference Collective. Drum up support for your project or idea, make connections with other radical librarians and enjoy a pleasant spring evening with local librarians/library workers/library school students/library enthusiasts.

We're meeting on two dates to allow more people to be able to connect. The agenda is the same for both, so you only need to come to one.

Boston Radical Reference Collective
Spring Meeting
Monday, April 7 OR Tuesday, April 8*
6:30 - 8:30 PM
All are welcome - please forward to others who might be interested.

Location: TBD - open to suggestions near the T in the Boston/Cambridge area.

Let us know what night you're coming: http://doodle.com/cufiypt2szxpg7sy
(You aren't bound to this night, just trying to get a sense of how many people we'll have.)

*We're meeting on two dates to allow more people to be able to connect. The agenda is the same for both, so you only need to come to one

Race and Racism in YA/Teen Lit

When: Friday, April 4, 2014, 12pm-1pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P-207


The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group continues its events series on race and racism in LIS with a talk by Robin Brenner, teen librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts.

Ms. Brenner will speak about race and racism in teen literature, namely presenting the major discussions currently happening in the world of teen literature around race and diversity. She will cover resources for collecting diversely, controversies and discussions surrounding topics like marketing and cover design, who can/should write what, and how teens themselves react to covers and the racial visibility of authors and creators. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A.

When not presenting programs and reading guidance, she writes features for publications including VOYA, The Horn Book, Library Journal, and Knowledge Quest. She is an active member of YALSA and has served on awards committees including the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. She is currently serving on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website No Flying No Tights.

All are invited to attend this free event, which will be podcasted and made available to the public. It will be held in the Palace Road building of the Simmons College campus in room P207 on Friday, April 4th, from 12 noon-1pm.

The Working Group series examines racism in different areas of LIS and is sponsored by the Simmons student chapter of the PLG. If you are interested in being notified about future events, speaking about your area of LIS or suggesting a speaker, or being involved in planning, email Katie Seitz at katharine.seitz@simmons.edu.

SLIS AFTER DARK: An Evening of Recognition and Connection

When: Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: TBA

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 SLIS After Dark dinner will continue the tradition of providing an opportunity for all SLIS alumni to gather and reconnect.

You can share what's new personally and professionally with classmates and colleagues, and hear what is happening at SLIS today from Dean Abels.

This year's program will honor the Alumni Achievement Award winner Toby Pearlstein '77LS, '86LSD.

As former director of Global Information Services at Bain & Co., Inc., Pearlstein was the head of one of the world's largest corporate library networks. Previously, she was a librarian and archivist at MASSDOT, and has served as a lecturer and volunteer at SLIS.

Please join us for what will be a most enjoyable and entertaining evening. We look forward to welcoming you all to SLIS After Dark

You may also contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations to register by phone at 800-831-4284 by Thursday, March 27.

The Right to Know: Information Access & Information Literacy in the Professions

When: Monday, March 31, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Meeting Room

Every day we use information to make decisions- from big decisions such as how to vote in elections, or what diets to follow for our health, to smaller ones such as how to dress for the day's weather. In order to make good decisions we need information and freedom of information policies affirm that we have a right to access such information. But how much access do we really have? How much of our information is credible, reliable, and authoritative? How can we know when we are being misled, or given poor information? You have The Right to Know!

Join us on Monday, March 31st at 5:30 pm in the Kotzen Center as international Freedom of Information scholars Paul Sturges and Almuth Gastinger, and an interdisciplinary panel of Simmons College faculty, explore these questions. This event will also feature poster presentations from Simmons College students.

Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Sturges, Professor Emeritus, Loughborough University, UK
  • Almuth Gastinger, Senior Research Librarian, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
  • Panelists:
  • Laura Saunders, Assistant Professor, SLIS
  • Gary Bailey, Professor of Practice, SSW
  • Joel Blanco-Rivera, Assistant Professor, SLIS
  • Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue, Professor of Practice, SHS
  • John Lowe, Associate Dean/Associate Professor SOM
  • Catherine Paden, Associate Professor, CAS

This event is funded through a Simmons College PDIAC/SimmonsPalooza grant, and is co-sponsored by the American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA/SC) and the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG).

The Right to Know Symposium

When: Monday, March 31, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Kotzen Center, Simmons College


The Right to Know symposium will explore questions of freedom of information, information access, and information literacy from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Paul Sturges of Loughborough University in the UK and Almuth Gastinger of NTNU in Norway.

Their address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Laura Saunders & Joel Blanco-Rivera, along with other faculty from across Simmons College. See the attached flyer for full panel information and more details.

This event is co-sponsored by PLG and ALA/SC and supported by a SimmonsPalooza grant.

Simmons ASIS&T and SLIS Alumni Board Networking Dinner

When: Friday, March 28, 2014, 6-8pm
Where: Simmons College, Lefavour Hall, Boston MA

Simmons ASIS&T and SLIS Alumni Board would like to invite you to attend our networking dinner on Friday, March 28th 2014 from 6-8pm in the Kotzen Meeting Room.

We will have guest speakers on topics related to information technology and will be providing a tapas dinner.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-dinner-tickets-10436779689

Research Colloquium: Ten Hut! EAC-CPF and Military Units with Katherine Wisser, Heather Soyka, Eliot Wilczek and Justin Snow

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12 Noon - 12:50 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room P-308


Military units are complex corporate bodies. They have long histories, with name changes, relationships with other units and complex internal structures. This project explores the use of Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families for the description of a military unit. Using the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, the oldest continuously serving mounted regiment in the United States Army, this team of researchers has explored the challenges presented by a complex corporate body and the opportunities offered by this standard. The presentation will include a general description of the project and its intended audience but will primarily focus on the encoding decisions used and their impact on the manipulation of XML for interaction.

Presenters present will be Wisser and Snow, project team members include Wisser, Wilzcek, Soyka and Snow.

Prof. Wisser is an assistant professor, co-director of the dual degree Archives/History program, and director of the Archives Certificate program.

SLA@Simmons Presents: Brown Bag Professional Panel #2

When: Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room 210


SLA@Simmons is excited to host a second panel of special library professionals. Professionals from a variety of different libraries will be speaking on their personal career path, current job, and what the future may hold. There will be ample time allotted for Q&A!

Food will be provided!!

To RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-professional-panel-how-i-got-here-and-where-i-could-go-tickets-10723328765

Professional Boot Camp: Presented by Donna Webber, Mary Wilkins Jordan, and Laura Saunders

When: Monday, March 17, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P206


The job market is tough, but not impossible! Learn what sets successful job applicants apart in this job-hunting series.


10-12 Interviewing
1-3 Cover Letters
3-5 Resumes

SLIS West Alumni Career Panel and Resume Workshop!

When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10am - 3pm
Where: Willits-Hallowel Conference Center, Mounth Holyoke College, South Hadley MA


Registration for our Alumni Career Panel and Resume Workshop is now available.

https://gsliswest2014careerpanel.eventbrite.com

This event will be held at the Mount Holyoke College Willits Hallowell Conference Center in the Executive Boardroom from 10am - 3pm. Lunch will be provided.

We have a great line up of panelists who are eager to meet and hear from current SLIS West students (that's you!). They will discuss their time here at SLIS West and how their experience shaped and influenced their career paths, offer valuable insight into the job search process and interviews from the other side. Please see the attached flier for more information and bios for our panelists (these will also be posted in the SLIS West Office).

Joining us this year will be:
Georgina Trebbe, MLS '06, Librarian/Information Specialist at Minnechaug Regional High School
Adam Novitt, MLS '07, Director Sunderland Public Library
Abigail Baines, MLS '10, Systems and Discovery Librarian at Hampshire College
Sasha Nyary, MLS '12, Communications Specialist for the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst
We include a Q&A session as a part of the panel discussion. Do you want to know what our panelists favorite class was? Or why they decided to pursue a career in school libraries? Perhaps you want to know what they look for in a candidate? Please submit your questions for our panelists here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Alumni_Career_Panel_Questions

Your question(s) can be directed to all of the panelists or to an individual and you can submit as many questions as you like (or rather as many as you can fit into the survey form).

In addition to our panelists we will be joined by Kelly Woodside, BiblioTemps manager, who will discuss the exciting opportunities to build your resume and gain valuable library experience with BiblioTemps.

Following lunch we will hold a resume workshop. We will have a group of professionals available to read and critique your resumes and cover letters. Are you in the process of applying for jobs and need feedback on your resume or cover letter(s) or just wanting to spruce up your resume? Do you want to tailor your non-library background and work experience to the library profession? Bring a copy (or several) of your resume and any cover letters you would like to be read. If you are applying for a job and want feedback on your resume or cover letter with regards to that job, please bring a copy of the job listing.

Agenda
10am — 10:30am Arrival and light refreshments
10:30am — 12:30pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:30pm — 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm — 3:00pm Resume Workshop

NE-ASIST Spring Meetup -- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Champions Sports Bar and Grill, Cambridge MA


Spring Meetup -- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age

Join us for an informal and lively discussion on the issue of privacy in the digital age. Historically, libraries have been staunch defenders of patron privacy. But in an era when citizens routinely share their information, particularly in the digital realm, in order to receive tailored book and movie recommendations and targeted services, are libraries standing in the way of their own progress? Could libraries track patron information for good, rather than evil?

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm

Where: Champions Sports Bar and Grill in Kendall Square -- 50 Broadway (right next to the Kendall MIT subway)

What Simmons students need to know: you're invited whether or not you are a tech expert, whether or not you have library experience, and whether or not you're a member of ASIST. We like talking to everybody!

Questions? Contact neasist@gmail.com or nyhan@simmons.edu.

Research Colloquium: Information Visualization with Professor Benoit

When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 12 - 1 pm
Where: SLIS Student Lounge, Palace Road Building

Information Visualization is no longer the domain of statisticians and the graphic designer. The volume of Internet-available data, the popularization of the topic, the greater ease of creating design, and more powerful computers combine to suggest that Information Visualization could be an important tool in our work and daily lives. This talk is a brief review of the background of visuals, their application in information professions, and some of the issues facing the future of InfoVis.

Student LGBTQIA & Allies Meeting

When: Monday, March 3, 2014, 12 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, SLIS Lounge

This is the first meeting of SLIS' LGBTQIA & Allies Student Group, an umbrella group of Simmons' Progressive Librarians Guild. This student interest group is a social group interested in LGBTQIA issues at large and in the Library and Information Science field.

Professor Lisa Hussey will be bringing her famous whoopie pies and food will be served.

Since this is the first meeting, please bring your thoughts on what issues are important to you and how you see this group evolving.

This is a safe space for students, faculty, and staff to meet and share their ideas and everyone is welcome!

If you would like to be a part of the group but cannot attend the meeting, please email willila@simmons.edu for more information.

Women's History Wikipedia-thon!

When: Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00-5:00 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P213

Did you know that over 5000 Wikipedia entries on women's history are just stubs? And many important women's history entries are missing entirely?

Come celebrate Women's History Month by increasing the presence of Women on Wikipedia! And learn some mad technology, research, and Wiki skills in the process. Just drop in to P213, for as long as you've got, any time between 1pm-5pm.

No experience needed! Take 20 minutes and do your bit to put more Women in Wikipedia!

Drop in Anytime!

Race and Racism in YA/Teen Librarianship

When: Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P207


The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group continues its events series on race and racism in LIS with a talk by Boston Public Library Teen Librarian Akunna Eneh (SLIS alumna). Ms. Eneh will speak about race and racism in teen librarianship from a public library perspective. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A with open discussion about race, racism, YA/teen-focused librarianship, collection development, and diversity.

All are invited to attend this free event, which will be podcasted and made available to the public. It will be held in the Palace Road building of the Simmons College campus in room P207 on Friday, February 28, from 6:30-7:30pm.

The Working Group series examines racism in different areas of LIS and is sponsored by the Simmons student chapter of the PLG. If you are interested in being notified about future events, speaking about your area of LIS or suggesting a speaker, or being involved in planning, email Katie Seitz at katharine.seitz@simmons.edu.

SLIS CE Webinar -- Ebooks in Corporate/Special Libraries

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 2 p.m.
Where: Online

Taught by James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein the webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Ebook Adoption in Special Library Settings
  • Survey Results
  • Barriers
  • Incentives
  • Putting It All in Perspective
  • Mini Case Studies
  • Survey Instrument
  • Recommended Readings

See the SLIS Continuing Education website for webinar details and registration information.

Hump Day Happy Hour with SCoSAA!

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 5-6 pm
Where: Yard House, 126 Brookline Ave, Boston MA


Join us Wednesday 2/26 at the Yard House to socialize with your fellow archival students.

We'll start the night off with some apps for your enjoyments. Everyone is welcome!

Race and Racism in the Archives

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12 pm
Where: SLIS Student Lounge


The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group continues its events series on racism in LIS with a talk by SLIS Professor Joel Blanco-Rivera, who will speak about how race and racism have shaped - and continue to shape - the archival record and the profession. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A with open discussion about race, racism, and archives.

All are invited to attend this free event, which will be podcasted and made available to the public. It will be held in the Palace Road building of the Simmons College campus on Wednesday, February 12th, at 12 noon.

The Working Group series examines racism in different areas of LIS and is sponsored by the Simmons student chapter of the PLG. This event is co-sponsored by SCoSAA. If you are interested in being notified about future events, speaking about your area of LIS, or being involved in planning, email Katie Seitz at katharine.seitz@simmons.edu.

Spring Networking Event with BookBuilders of Boston

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Room

The Simmons Center for the Study of Children's Literature and the Simmons School of Library and Information Science are pleased to host a free spring networking event with BookBuilders of Boston on February 12 2014, 6-8 pm in the Kotzen Room. Meet, mingle, and network with publishing professionals. RSVP: www.bbboston.org.

ALA-SC Book Club

When: Friday, February 7, 2014, 5-6:30 pm
Where: Faculty and Staff Lounge, Palace Road Building


This event will reoccur each month!

This month we will be discussing books the have been made into movies!

Some reading suggestions are:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2. Divergent

3. The Great Gatsby

4. Silver Linings Playbook

5. The Book Thief

6. Water for Elephants

7. Any other book that has been made into a movie!

Don't worry if you haven't read the book or seen the movie! Just come join the group and hear what others have to say about them!

We will also have a viewing of an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Desserts and Beverages will be provided!

ALA-SC Knitting Circle!

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5-6 pm
Where: SLIS Lounge


This event will reoccur every Thursday from 5-6 PM!

Come and relax with your knitting! It's a great opportunity to meet some new people and learn a new skill at the same time! All skill levels welcome!

Bring your own knitting materials.

Bring snacks to share with the group!

The Eros of Oral History: Lecture and Performance by Dr. Jeff Friedman

When: Friday, January 31, 2014, 8 pm
Where: Alumnae Hall, Simmons College


The Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program at Simmons College SLIS is pleased to present Jeff Friedman in his lecture-performance, "The Eros of Oral History." Dr. Jeff Friedman, the Allen Smith Visiting Scholar for 2013 - 2014, is a distinguished dancer, choreographer, and educator and researcher in oral history theory, method, and practice in the performing arts field. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Dance Department at Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts, and has lectured internationally and produced multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

For his debut performance-lecture at Simmons College SLIS, Dr. Friedman will present "The Eros of Oral History." This free event will feature a lecture about oral history in the performing arts discipline including the production of new primary source materials such as recorded interviews and textual interpretations, as well as a performance from his dance-based solo work titled Muscle Memory. This lecture and performance has received international accliam throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and New Zealand.

The event is open to the public, and begins with a cocktail hour from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The lecture will begin promptly at 8:00pm, and Dr. Friedman will answer questions immediately following the performance. For questions, please e-mail gslisfellow@simmons.edu.

SLIS Bibliobrews!

When: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6 - 8 pm
Where: Tasty Burger, 40 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA


Join the SLIS Alumni Board for another exciting meeting of Bibliobrews: a monthly no-pressure networking event. Thursday, January 30th, from 6-8pm. Join your fellow students and area area library professionals-- at the Harvard Square Tasty Burger The SLIS Alumni Board will spring for the apps!

Bibliobrews at ALA Mid-Winter Meeting

When: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8pm
Where: The Field House, 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia PA


Are you attending the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting?

If so, please join the Simmons SLIS Alumni Board for Bibliobrews, a low-key gathering with free appetizers (provided by the Board) and great conversation. We'll get started at 8pm—after the reception with Dean Eileen Abels* - but drop by any time thereafter.
When: January 25, 2014, starting at 8pm.

Where: The Field House (1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia)

We welcome all alumni, current SLIS students, and library-lovers of all kind.

*More information and RSVP for Dean's reception is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simmons-SLIS-alumni-reception-with-new-dean-eileen-abels-tickets-10047374969?ref=estw

SCoSAA Welcome Back Event

When: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5 - 6 pm
Where: SLIS Student Lounge


Please join your SCoSAA officers in the SLIS lounge on Thursday 1/23 from 5pm-6pm for pizza, brownies, and soda.

The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group presents: Race and Racism in the Archives

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12 - 1 pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P207


The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group continues its events series on racism in LIS with a talk by SLIS Professor Joel Blanco-Rivera, who will speak about how race and racism have shaped - and continue to shape - the archival record and the profession. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A with open discussion about race, racism, and archives.

All are invited to attend this free event, which will be podcasted and made available to the public. It will be held in P207 of the Palace Road building of the Simmons College campus on January 22nd from 12 noon to 1pm.

The Working Group series examines racism in different areas of LIS and is sponsored by the Simmons student chapter of the PLG. This event is co-sponsored by SCoSAA.

ASIS&T and UXPA@Simmons Present: Retro Board Game Night!

When: Friday, January 17, 2014, 5 - 8 pm
Where: School of Management and Academic Building, Room M-513, Simmons College


ASIS&T and UXPA@Simmons are hosting a retro board game night from 5 - 8 on the evening of Friday, January 17th. Join us in room M513 for pizza and refreshments and come see what student groups at Simmons are all about.

Ask Questions!
Play Jenga!
Make Contacts!

Simmons MSLA - Student Interest Group Spring Conference

When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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