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SCIRRT (Student Chapter International Relations Round Table), formerly SIR (Simmons International Relations), is a student group at the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science dedicated to promoting international and cross-cultural librarianship. We are a student chapter of ALA's International Relations Round Table. SCIRRT events are open to all who share an interest in international and cross-cultural issues in relation to library and information science.

Founded in 2004 as SIR (Simmons International Relations), SCIRRT at Simmons is the first student chapter of ALA's IRRT.

Get involved with SCIRRT

  • Get to know other students with similar interests
  • Boost your resume with marketable skills (leadership, cooperation, budget management, communication)

Email us to participate in upcoming events or to submit an idea for future SCIRRT events.

Join the Listserv to stay up to date with SCIRRT news.

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Faculty Advisor

Current officers




  • Open Position

Communication Officer:

  • Open Position

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Panel Led By Past Participants February 28, 2018 - SOM 222 For more information visit our website

SCIRRT Presents Guest Speaker Bob Helmer March 1, 2018 - SOM 105 For more information visit our website

Past Events

Fall 2015

  • 11/16/15 Talk on providing health information in Liberia with Dr. Elaine Martin and Dr. James Comes from the Liberia Libraries Project and University of Massachusetts Medical Library
  • 11/6/15 Tour to the French Cultural Center Library
  • 10/19/15 Study Abroad Panel with Dean Em Claire Knowles, Dean Emeritus Michèle Cloonan, Dr. Joseph Stanley, and Maggie Anderson
  • 9/21/15 Open House

Fall 2014

  • Guest speaker from Haiti Projects
  • Panel with current SLIS students on LIS education internationally
  • Fundraising for a SLIS student to attend the 2015 IFLA conference in Cape Town, South Africa

Resources and Information


See our Scholarships page for funding opportunities for study abroad.

Further Resources

Created by the Simmons Career Resource Center and the Colleges of the Fenway Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center, these documents provide further direction on how to build and market your experience abroad.