Simmons GSLIS welcomes Dr. Andrew Flinn, our first Allen Smith  
Visiting Scholar, as a visiting professor during the Spring semester.  
Andrew is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Archives and  
Records Management program in the Department of Information Studies at  
University College London (UCL).

In addition to giving a public lecture later in the semester as part  
of his visiting scholar obligations, Andrew is teaching LIS 433 (Oral  
History), working with doctoral students and assisting with the  
Cultural Heritage internships. His areas of expertise include oral  
history, community archives, memory studies, and archival issues  
around truth and reconciliation commissions, political identity, and  
cultural property. While in the U.S. he plans to continue his research  
on community archives from an American perspective.

The Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program, which honors the memory of  
distinguished teacher and scholar Allen Smith, was established in 2009  
by his family. Allen Smith Visiting Scholars are expected to be  
distinguished practitioners, educators, or researchers renowned for  
their work in reference, oral history, or the study of librarianship  
and information service in the humanities. Opportunities include  
semester-long visiting professorships, shorter-term lectureships, or  
presentation in an annual lecture series.  The program provides  
support for transportation, honorarium, and related expenses depending  
on the nature of participation, and is open to scholars worldwide. The  
committee is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012  
academic year; please direct inquiries to Professor Candy Schwartz at [log in to unmask] 

The nationally ranked Simmons College Graduate School of Library and   
Information Science is one of the oldest and largest library and  
information science programs in the nation. Founded in 1899, Simmons   
College is a nationally recognized university located in the heart of  
Boston that includes an undergraduate college for women, the nation's  
first MBA program designed specifically for women, and graduate  
programs for women and men in health sciences, social work, library  
and information science, education, liberal arts, and communications   

Jennifer Doyle '98LS
Director of GSLIS Curriculum and Communications
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-521-2738
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