- School of Library and Information Science
Sarah Pratt comes to Simmons after seven years as an archivist at Boston University, before which she held various positions at both the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston and MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections in Cambridge, MA. Pratt became interested in archives while studying abroad in Rome, Italy where she had an internship at the National Archives of Italy (Archivio Centrale dello Stato). Pratt also taught as an adjunct at SLIS from 2016 to 2019, teaching LIS 438: Introduction to Archival Methods and Services both on campus and online.
Currently finishing a MicroMasters in UX Research and Design from UMichigan, Pratt is a graduate of Simmons SLIS, where she earned an MLIS with a concentration in Archival Management. Before Simmons, she received her BA in History and Political Philosophy at Trinity College, Connecticut.
Pratt is currently serving on the Society of American Archivist's Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA) through 2021.
Her teaching interests include archival studies; engaged learning; reference, outreach, and advocacy; and user instruction and experience. Pratt will begin teaching as Assistant Professor at Simmons in Fall 2019, in addition to managing all LIS internships and practicums.