On January 5th, Simmons GSLIS hosted a three-day "GSLIS Futures" workshop session to discuss the future of GSLIS and the library profession. The panel on the first day consisted of Robert Silver, founding principle of Schwartz/Silver Architects, Ellen Faran, Director of the MIT Press, Tim Spalding, founder of Library Thing, Chris Lydon, from Radio Open Source, and Winston Tabb, the Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at John Hopkins. The faculty presentations on the second day included Candy Schwartz and Peter Hernon, Jeannette Bastian and Martha Mahard, Rong Tang, and Terry Plum, who spoke about various ongoing and upcoming GSLIS initiatives.
On February 16th, 2012, Simmons GSLIS hosted a talk by Russian Fulbright scholar Olga Kulikova, who gave a presentation on Henrietta Derman, a Simmons College LS alumna (class of 1917), who was important revolutionary leader in Soviet-era Russia, and who was consigned to a Soviet gulag due to her “modern library practices”.
On February 23rd, 2012, SCoSAA hosted a lunchtime talk with Heather Cole and Andrew Elder from University Archives & Special Collections at UMass Boston. Cole and Elder will talk about their work for the Mass. Memories Road Show, which is a community-based digital history project that documents the people, places, and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories.
On February 28th, ALASC (ALA Student Chapter) hosted an over-the-phone interview with Maureen Sullivan, ALA president-elect, who joined us from her home in Maryland. Brita Zitin, Chapter Coordinator of ALASC at Simmons GSLIS serves as interviewer.
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Jennifer Doyle '98LS
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