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SLA New England is now accepting applications for the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award. A recipient in the New England region will be provided the opportunity to attend the virtual 2021 annual conference and the in-person 2022 annual conference in Charlotte, NC. To qualify, you must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program, be a member of the Association, and be a first-time attendee of an SLA conference.

Applications are due by Friday, April 30th.
UPDATE: Applications now due by Friday, May 14th

For more details, please see the official announcement from SLA New England.

At Monday’s event, professional members of SLA shared insights from their experience in graduate school and their career, including several Simmons alumnae. The conversation featured topics such as the added value of information professionals and advocating for special libraries. The most senior member of SLA in attendance spoke about their career path and offered advice on adapting to emerging technologies.

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Thank you to all students who attended and everyone at SLA New England.

We hope to see you at our next event!

The Music Library Association (MLA) is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States and the US branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML).

Lisa Shiota is the Publicity & Outreach Officer of the Music Library Association. As Publicity & Outreach Officer, she promotes the interests and activities of the Association at conferences, schools, and through its social media. Lisa is a music cataloger at the Library of Congress and performs with various musical groups in the Washington, DC area.

This short presentation is an introduction to music librarianship: what the responsibilities of a music librarian are, what qualifications are needed to become a music librarian, and what kinds of jobs are available. An overview of the Music Library Association will also be presented.

Register on Eventbrite.

An Introduction to Music Librarianship Event Poster

Come tour the library at the Suffolk County House of Correction in South Bay with us. The librarians there will discuss the nature of work at the library and the unique challenges posed by the nature of a correctional institution. We will also talk with the Head of Women's Programming.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form at this link and send it to or bring it to Puck Malamud in person.

Date: Fri, April 26, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Location: Suffolk County House of Correction 20 Bradston Street Boston, MA 02118

Directions: We will meet in the lobby of the Palace Road Building at 1:15pm and travel together (it is about a 40 minute trip). Otherwise, plan to be at 20 Bradston St at 2pm.

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Join SLA@Simmons for a tour of the Boston Symphony Orchestra library. This is a great tour for aspiring music librarians, but all SLIS students are invited.

Date: February 15 at 11AM

Location: Symphony Hall

Reserve a spot on Eventbrite

There will be a concert at 1:30PM and tour attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the BSO's $20 under 40 program: