Welcome to the Simmons GSLIS Bulletin!

Ph.D./LIS Competitive Funding Available

The Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science  
is pleased to announce competitive funding is now available for the  
Ph.D. program focused on library and information science (LIS). This  
funding opportunity will provide tuition support and a stipend for  
full-time doctoral students as well as tuition support for part-time  
students. The PhD/LIS program is a small, strong program composed of  
students who form a cohesive and collaborative cohort, and who will be  
nurtured from enrollment through to completion of the dissertation.  
Students emerge from the program prepared for lifelong activity in  
research, scholarship, teaching, and service. For more information  
about the Simmons GSLIS PhD program, please see 

Digital Libraries Unveiled

On Thursday, December 8, Candy Schwartz's digital library class will  
unveil the Edith Hornik Beer Digital Scrapbook and celebrate Edith's  
years as a student at Simmons. On Saturday, December 10, students of  
Terry Plum's Fall 2011 digital library class will celebrate The  
Virginia Drosten Memory Book, a new online exhibit reflecting the life  
and times of a Mount Holyoke College student from the class of 1969  
that offers an immediate and powerful glimpse into campus life during  
a pivotal time in American history.

If you are in western Mass. and interested in attending the Virginia  
Drosten Memory Book unveiling, please R.S.V.P. by December 8 to Sasha  
Nyary at [log in to unmask] It will take place 12:30 - 2 p.m., Stimson  
Room, Williston and Miles-Smith Library, Mount Holyoke College.

In other news:

Author Glen Stout '85LS spoke to the GSLIS Book Club about his most  
recent book, Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship  
Season and the Remarkable Story of Fenway's First Season, which  
received a wonderful review in The Boston Globe: 
. Glenn has written, ghostwritten or edited more than eighty books and  
numerous articles in many sports publications. He has worked at the  
Boston Public Library and was a Visiting Scholar Fellow at the Boston  
Public Library. For more information visit

Congratulations to GSLIS alum Derek Mosley '11LS for being named an  
Emerging Leader by the Black Caucus of the American Library  
Association (BCALA).

Assistant Prof. Mary Wilkins Jordan gave the closing keynote speech on  
December 1 at the Boston Public Library, in the series of training  
events that are being held around the country. Her talk, "Strategies  
for Working In A Changing Environment" deals in a positive way with  
changes in the workplace. The series was offered by OCLC.

Simmons hosted NEGAP (New England Association of Graduate Admissions  
Professionals) on Friday, November 19. Christine Williams, Associate  
Director for Admission, was on-site coordinator. Sarah Petrakos,  
Assistant Dean for Admission and Recruitment, was part of the panel,  
"A Primer for New Graduate Admission Professionals."

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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