Jeannette Bastian

Professor Emerita

Jeannette A. Bastian has taught at Simmons since 1999. Formerly Territorial Librarian of the United States Virgin Islands from1987 to 1998, she received her MLS from Shippensburg University, an M.Phil in Caribbean Literature from the University of the West Indies (Mona) and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include archival education, memory, community archives, and postcolonialism.

She is widely published in the archival literature and her books include West Indian Literature, An Index to Criticism, 1930-1975 (1981) Owning Memory, How a Caribbean Community Lost Its Archives and Found Its History (2003), Archival Internships (2008), and Community Archives, The Shaping of Memory (2009).

What I Teach

  • LIS 401: Foundations of Library and Information Science
  • LIS 438: Introduction to Archival Methods and Services
  • LIS 441: Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts
  • LIS 442: Establishing Archives and Manuscript Programs
  • LIS 443: Archives, History and Collective Memory