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 GSLIS 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

2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, June 11-13, 2014

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Where: University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

The 2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held June 11-13 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Science Boot Camp is a fun and affordable 2 1Ž2 day immersion into science topics offering opportunities for librarians and library students interested in science, health sciences, and technology to learn, meet and network in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Now in its sixth year, the New England Science Boot Camp has been hosted on multiple New England campuses and has been attended by librarians and library students from various regions of the US and beyond—and inspired the development of other Science Boot Camps in the West, Southeast, and Canada!

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions include:
· Pharmaceutical science

· Evolution

· Computer Science

Each science session will include one scientist presenting an overview of the field, a second scientist discussing research applications within the field, and a final half hour librarian-facilitated discussion with the two scientists about their publications, data management, their use of library services, and ideas for new ways that libraries can support their research.

The Capstone session will feature Citizen Science and a breakout session for boot camp attendees to meet with researchers and conduct research interviews with them (back by popular demand!)

What can you expect to get out of Science Boot Camp?
For each of the focus topics covered at Science Boot Camp's science sessions, Science Boot Campers will be able to:
· Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas

· Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field

· Identify the big questions that this field is exploring

· Discuss new directions for research in this field

· Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing

· Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, and how data is captured

· Identify how researchers share information within their fields beyond publications

· Share insights into what current research in the field is discovering and implications of these discoveries

· Share insights into how researchers in specific fields collaborate with librarian subject specialists now and how they might collaborate in the future.

· Identify new ways that librarians can support their research communities

Additionally, following the Capstone session, boot campers will be able to:
· Explain issues and challenges related to conducting Citizen Science research

· Identify common data management concerns of researchers and conduct research interviews at their institutions

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open on April 9th and will be announced, along with the link to the 2014 Science Boot Camp site. Registration fees are $275 for the full 2 1Ž2 days—this applies to both overnight campers and commuters. The one day registration fee is $125.

Are you new to Science Boot Camp? Check out videos and guides from past Science Boot Camps at

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

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