User Experience Professionals Association Open House

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Collaboratory, Palace Road Building 314

Not sure what user experience (UX) and usability are all about? Join the User Experience Professionals Association at Simmons for the first UXPA @ Simmons meeting of the fall 2014 semester. Drop by for some free refreshments and fun conversation. Check out our eye tracker and document cameras, and help us kick off the semester. To register for this free event, go to: http://uxpasimmonsopenhouse.eventbrite.com.

Panopticon Open House

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:00-8:30 pm
Where: Student Lounge (P212G), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Interested in arts and cultural heritage? Join Panopticon from 4-6 in the student lounge to make your own postcards! Snacks and craft supplies will be provided. After your postcard is stamped, go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to hang out with Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Sargent (among others). Simmons students get free admission!

ASIS&T Lunch Byte "The curly fry conundrum: Why social media likes say more than you think"

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: PC Lab (P-214)

Join ASIS&T for Ted Talks and webinars on the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares.

Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:45am-Noon
Where: MLS Whately, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately, MA

The next Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table meeting will be about historical fiction. Read The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and a second historical fiction title.

Register on the Massachusetts Library System website: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MLS&ref=EK&refNote=TaF#10/28/2014. Also, please submit your second title to the website: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/submit-2nd-title/. Discussion leaders are Molly Moss, Forbes Library, Northampton (mmoss@forbeslibrary.org) and Jan Resnick (njrezz@comcast.net).

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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