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Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild
Our new logo ~ Good job, Erin Binkley!

The Simmons chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild is a student organization committed to inscribing the struggle for social justice at the center of the library profession. We believe that cataloging, indexing, acquisitions policy and collection development, reference services, library automation, library management, and virtually every other library issue embody political value choices. We aim to make these choices explicit, and to carry out our professional responsibilities in a way that helps to realize a freer, more democratic world.

The Simmons chapter of PLG is proudly affiliated with the national Progressive Librarians Guild and can be reached at Find us online elsewhere on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

News & Upcoming Events

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"Race and Racism in the Archives"

The Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group continues its events series on racism in LIS with a talk by GSLIS professor Joel Blanco-Rivera, who will speak about how race and racism have shaped - and continue to shape - the archival record and the profession. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A with open discussion about race, racism, and archives.

All are invited to attend this free event, which will be podcasted and made available to the public. It will be held in P210 of the Palace Road building of the Simmons College campus on November 20th from 6pm-7:30pm.

Join the Conversation!


Christina Barber is the new GSLIS-West contact. Email her at if any of you Westerners have any ideas or resources you'd like to share.

Our Blog

The PLG blog provides information on current events within Boston as well as the Simmons community. It also hosts a variety of resource tools while providing a great way to connect with fellow members and share ideas. GSLIS students can contribute to the blog. Email to find out how!

Subscribe to our Listserv

You can sign up for the PLG listserv here. Click "subscribe" from the menu on the left of the screen, and then enter your e-mail address. The PLG listserv is an unmoderated, relatively low-traffic e-mail list where events are posted and discussion can take place about issues related to progressive librarianship.

For More Information

Check out our blog!

Look up our Past Events!

PLG Meeting Minutes

We're using Google Docs now...
To view minutes please visit:
To view current and past agendas:

For past meetings' minutes and any older content, please visit the Archives.

PLG Officers, Fall 2013

Eileen Fontenot, co-chair

Kendra Jae, co-chair

Araceli Méndez, treasurer

June Thammasnong, secretary/archivist

Catherine Dixon, social media

Geoffrey Staysniak, community outreach coordinator

Sujei Lugo, REFORMA student representative

Officers' Toolkit

Officer Descriptions