SLIS people are explorers. As library and information professionals, we are driven to discover — and compelled by a desire to help others find answers. Moreover, a Simmons SLIS education is guided by one of the first principles of American philosophy: that open and unfettered access to information is the bedrock of democracy. That's why alumni, faculty, and students are often on the front lines of social justice, working to defend First Amendment rights or overcome the "digital divide" that separates those with access to information from those without it.

Library and information professionals aren't just passionate about books, we're passionate about the ideas and ideals that books convey. As such we've become indispensable resources in the ever-changing social economy of the 21st century. In this section we've listed just a few of the SLIS people who inspire us.