One-on-One Mock Interviews

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.

Mock Interview Panel

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.

Digital Dead End

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.