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 http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/academics/programs/doctoral/index.php.

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: http://tinyurl.com/bstud4t. 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 http://indiepro.com/glenn/.

Congratulations to GSLIS alum Derek Mosley '11LS for being named an Emerging Leader by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA). http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/davis-mosley-named-bcala-emerging-leaders

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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