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  1. Megan Phifer-Davis ’18MS and Derek Mosley ’11MS

    Simmons School of Library and Information Science alumni Megan Phifer-Davis ’18MS and Derek Mosley ’11MS have been selected by Library Journal for the 2024 Movers & Shakers.

  2. Anna Kelly ’23MS

    “As an Indigenous woman, it is hard for me to not take personally the challenging and banning of books by Indigenous authors and about the Indigenous experience,” says Anna Kelly ’23MS an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

  3. Jason Homer ’11MS, ’26PhD, Executive Director of the Worcester Library

    Jason Homer ’11MS, ’26PhD, Executive Director of the Worcester Library, works with his community to promote inclusivity, challenge pre-existing assumptions, and empower library patrons. Homer spoke with MassLive about his journey.

  4. Molly Riportella holding a book amoung shelves of library books

    Molly Riportella ’12MS, a librarian in Westwood, Massachusetts, found a way to discreetly supply resources to people in violent relationships.

  5. Three shelves full of books in the Simmons University library

    Sadina Shawver ’17MS is Assistant Branch Manager in Youth Services at the Harris County Public Library in Texas, which was designated a book sanctuary in September of 2023. Shawver shares how she handles challenges to library materials, and protects the freedom to read.

  6. Lauren Murphy (2nd from right) with a group of UN interns and staff at the 79th Commission Session

    Laurel Murphy received a McGrath Global Research Grant to cover travel expenses for her internship at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Library in Bangkok, Thailand, a collection of UN official documents...

  7. Kaitlin Allair ’21MS sitting on a sofa with many flowering plants behind her

    Research librarian Kaitlin Allair shares insights on problematic teen social media use, the dangers of "sharenting," and other aspects of her research.

  8. Photo of Rachel Kovar

    What brought you to Simmons to study Social Work? I wanted to be in Massachusetts. I fell in love with the area, then discovered all of the women-centered colleges and toured the schools. When I visited Simmons, I loved that...

  9. Three Generations of Simmons

    Freedman's mother grew up in Waterville, Maine. "Her half-sister from her widowed mother's first marriage saved money each week from her job as a bookkeeper to assure that my mother could get a college education." Freedman recounted. "That encouragement brought...

  10. Mary Grahame Hunter '20MS

    Mary Grahame Hunter '20MS is a Youth Services Librarian at the Ferndale Area District Library in Ferndale, Michigan. She also serves on the Michigan Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Task Force, where they have a coalition called MI Right to Read...