When: Wednesday, May 9 at 5 pm
Where: DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Meet other Simmons conference attendees just prior to the President’s Reception, and stay to network with MLA members. Carpooling opportunities will also be available. For conference details and to register, please visit http://www.masslib.org/conference/2012Conference/.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Events Coordinator Keiley McGregor interviewed two U.S. military librarians, one retired and one active. The recording will soon be available on GSLIScast.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Chapter Coordinator Brita Zitin interviewed the president of Reforma’s Northeast Chapter, Millie Gonzalez. The recording will soon be available on GSLIScast.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Library Snapshot Day is a national event, sponsored locally by the Massachusetts Library Association. This was the second year in a row for Simmons students to participate. For details, see the Project page for Library Snapshot Day.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In the second of two mock interview events, ALASC, Panopticon, and SCoSAA invited five information professionals from several different disciplines to meet one-on-one with students in the GSLIS program.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
ALASC, Panopticon, and SCoSAA collaborated to present this interview “master class.” Students worked in teams to answer interview questions from our panelists: Roxanne Jackman from the Simmons CEC; Mary Wilkins Jordan, Associate Professor at Simmons GSLIS; and Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, the Harvard University Archivist. Panelists judged each team’s answers to interview questions and give interviewees feedback about their responses.
Friday, March 30
Is the much-discussed “digital divide” merely a matter of access? Can laptops in schools and Internet connectivity for all pull us out of our current economic downturn and move us toward social equality? In her 2011 book Digital Dead End, Virginia Eubanks shows that the realities of the digital divide are more complicated, particularly for poor and working-class women and families. Her appearance at Simmons was co-sponsored by ALASC and PLG, with support from LISSA and the Women’s and Gender Studies departments. A recording is available on GSLIScast.