ASIS&T Lunch Byte: The Internet's Own Boy

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Palace Road Building, Room 314 (The Collaboratory)

Join ASIS&T for a screening of the documentary "The Internet's Own Boy," about Reddit co-founder and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, a champion of open access who led the Internet community into a new age of data sharing and free speech.

Register for this and other October ASIS&T events at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/simmons-student-chapter-of-asisampt-3847242493.

Open Access Week Speaker: Kyle Courtney

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:00-6:00pm
Where: Main Campus Building, Room C-101

During Open Access Week, Harvard's Copyright Advisor Kyle Courtney will be speaking about Open Access and Copyright on Tuesday, October 21, at 5:00pm. Sponsored by ASIS&T and the Beatley Library.

ALA-SC Boston Athenaeum Tour

When: Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:15-7:15pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Join ALA-SC for a free guided tour of the Boston Athenaeum on October 27 at 6:15pm. There are only ten spots available, so please RSVP by October 22.

A group will leave from Simmons around 5:30pm. Email gslisalasc@simmons.edu if you would like to be a part of the group. It is about a five minute walk from the Park Street T station to the Athenaeum.

Lunchtime Lecture Series: Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside - NLP Challenge

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00-12:50pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P-207

Professor Amber Stubbs will speak on natural language processing (NLP) and her informatics project Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside. Find out more on the project website.

Lunchtime Lecture Series: Do Librarians Do It Better? LIS Students' Information Behaviors

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:00-12:50pm
Where: Palace Road Building, P-207

Presented by Assistant Professor Laura Saunders

One of the core service areas of libraries is to add value to users' information seeking and searching through the use of sophisticated search strategies and in-depth knowledge of resources. Presumably, LIS programs are preparing students for that role by teaching them those advanced strategies and introducing them to resources beyond Google and Wikipedia. But what information behaviors do LIS students display when conducting their own research for course-related assignments? This session looks at the information literacy and information behaviors of LIS students from 18 countries to see how their behaviors compare to other populations, and to examine cross-country similarities and differences. Come find out how you compare!

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

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