Show and Tell Time!

It’s Show and Tell time at Wheelock’s EARL Center

Join NEASIS&T and Simmons Student Chapter for our March Meet Up.


Mare Parker O’Toole, Assistant Director of  Earl Center for Learning & Innovation, will be showing us their new and exciting educational technologies.  They have an active makerspace and resource center.  This makes for a rich experience to research & practice your inner child and professional interests.

March 31st-Tuesday

Arrive early at 5:30 pm for networking and snack break
Show & Tell time is 6 pm
Bell rings around 7:30 (with a half hour built in for questions, networking, and more food)
Feel free to come late if need be!  We will not mark you tardy
(10 min walk from Simmons)
Easy walking distance from C, D, and E green lines. Closest to the Fenway stop of the D-Line. Next to the Wheelock Family Theatre

Author Jacob Silverman discusses Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection

Author Chat Alert: Come hear Jacob Silverman discuss his new book Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection

What is the price of being constantly connected online?  What happens to our privacy when we “agree” to share our most personal interests and information?  Learn about psychological experiments and data mining by advertisers that happens every day – often undetected.


Join us for an author reading and town hall style chat with author and blogger Jacob Silverman!

When: Tuesday 2/17 6:30-7:45PM

Where:  SLIS Collaboratory, Palace Road 316

Click here to watch our video of the event and author chat with introductions by Jesse Moskowitz!

Check out the author’s blog ( and Al Jazeera interview (

Get Help from the ASIS&T League of Extraordinary Coders!



Desperate for help with coding projects? Freaking out over your 488 assignment?

OR are you a coding wizard looking to help others?

Join the League of Extraordinary Coders!

  • Bring class assignments to our meetings in order to receive help on your coding projects.
  • Our team of coders will give constructive edits in a supportive environment at the SLIS tech lab.
  • If you are a more experienced web developer and would like to help others, please come join us!

Who: You amidst an extraordinary league of coding tutors.

What: Receiving support (and helping others) with technology assignments.

When: November 22 and Nov 30th [RSVP at:]

Where: The SLIS tech lab. Palace road building room 213, from 12-4pm

Why: School assignments, receive coding help, give coding help

In the future, our extraordinary league will coordinate an ongoing coding workshop so students can give and receive constructive criticism on their projects. Are you not a great coder or not very confident in your skills? That’s why we will be meeting! Now is your chance to join this extraordinary league from its very beginning.  Of course, there will be caffeinated beverages.

Brought to you by ASIST’s League of Extraordinary Coders.

3 great events this week!

This week we are highlighting three great events:

November 12th (Wednesday): LIS Conferences Panel

Simmons ASIS&T, SLA and ALA bring you a panel all about LIS conferences. We will be featuring speakers from all three groups to discuss how to cut conference costs, why you should attend a conference and the recent topics at all 3 conferences. RSVP if you can here.

12pm-1pm in Palace Road Building, Room 314


November 13th (Thursday): World Usability Day with Simmons UXPA

Participate in a Usability Lightning Round for a fast-paced, fun, and interactive approach to website evaluation and user feedback, featuring the websites of the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Data System and Suffolk University’s Sawyer Library. Give real-time feedback on these interfaces, meet the people behind the websites, and share your UX tips and tricks…before time is up! No experience is needed to participate–just bring yourself and your thoughts on UX.

Sign up at:

4-5:30pm in Palace Road Building, Room 113

November 14th (Friday): Social Mixer with NEASIS&T (The New England ASIS&T Chapter)

Looking for all the latest news & scholarship from ASIS&T’s 77th Annual Meeting, but not able to make it to Seattle?

The New England Chapter is having a happy-hour mixer with the Simmons Student Chapter at Church Restaurant on Friday, November 14.  We’ll be able to report back on the panels and events we attended in Seattle, as well as some association business. Current members, past members, future members, and non-memberes are all invited. Swing by any time between 5:00pm and 7:00pm to catch us and catch up!

Don’t forget to bring some cash to spend on Church’s creative comfort food and delicious drinks. Church is located at 69 Kilmarnock Street in the Fenway — and they have free parking in the lot behind the building. RSVPs encouraged (but not required) at NEASIS&T’s Meetup account.

5pm to 7pm at Church in the Fenway

Open Access Week Speaker: Kyle Courtney

For Open Access Week Beatley Library and Simmons ASIS&T are bringing you speaker Kyle Courtney. Kyle is Harvard’s Copyright Advisor and is also a Simmons SLIS alum. He will be talking about copyright and open access. Join us this Tuesday, October 21st at 5pm in the Main Campus Building room C-101.

To Learn more about Kyle Courtney check out his website:

Lunchtime Lecture 10/7: Negotiating with Vendors- Yes, you can get what you want.

Join us on 10/7 at 12pm in room P314 for a talk on negotiating with vendors. The talk will be led by Digital Assets/eResources Librarian Annie Erdmann.
The following will be covered by Annie:

What is the basic theory behind negotiating?
What can I expect out of my relationships with vendors?
What do I need to know to make an informed position statement?
How do you get to a place where everyone is happy?
Do I really need to read the fine print?

Doctor Who Viewing Party

Join Simmons ASIS&T on September 12th at 5:30 in P314 for a viewing of the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who. We will watch the episode and have discussion afterwards. It also will give students the chance to understand what Simmons ASIS&T is and what we do. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP by 9/10 at: Eventbrite