Adjunct Sid Berger gave two recent talks: "Art Marbling and the Genius of Edward Seymour," for the British Association of Paper Historians, in Canterbury, England, September 23-25, 2011, and "The Movement of Paper from Japan to the United States," at the Paper from the East conference, sponsored by China Culture Connect, in Greenwich, England, October 7, 2011.
Folks on the Move
Dean Michèle V. Cloonan co-chaired a Salzburg Global Seminar, “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture,” held in Salzburg, Austria, October 19-23, 2011. The seminar, co-chaired with Americo Castilla, President of Fundación TyPA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, drew attendees from more than 20 countries.
GSLIS West student Katherine Bowers was featured in the June 3 article "Get Glogging" on YALSA's The Hub: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2011/06/03/get-glogging/.
Congratulations to Simmons GSLIS student Justin Daras, who has been named the 2011 recipient of the Roger K. Summit Scholarship from the DIALOG/ProQuest corporation.
Jeannette A. Bastian was reappointed by Mayor Menino to a second term as a Commissioner on the Boston City Archives Council. GSLIS Student Ellen Chu won a 2010 - 2011 Distinguished Civic Engagement Graduate Student Award, awarded by the Simmons College Scott/Ross Center for Community Service. (Read more...)
Assistant Professor Naresh Agarwal was featured in the March issue of Talk Sikkim, a monthly news magazine in his home state of Sikkim, India. GSLIS student Seth Kershner has been busy researching the grassroots movement against the military presence in public schools. (Read more...)
Assistant Professor Naresh Agarwal presented a paper. Doctoral student Anne Marie Casey presented a poster. GSLIS student Marika Cifor won the 2010 Beta Phi Mu Beta Beta Chapter Book Award. Doctoral student and Adjunct Professor Deborah Froggatt presented a poster. Linnea Johnson '04LS has been promoted to Manager, GSLIS Technology. (Read more...)
Assistant Professor Naresh Agarwal presented a paper. GSLIS Adjunct Raynna Bowlby will join the Association of Research Libraries as a consultant in Organizational Performance Assessment for Libraries (OPAL). Ching-chih Chen has started Global Connection and Collaboration, which was recently approved as an international nonprofit organization. Dean Michèle Cloonan attended an event at the White House on December 17. Dean Michèle Cloonan attended the Oath of Office ceremony held for new members of the National Museum and Library Services Board in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)
The Simmons ASIS&T Student Chapter was named student chapter of the year. Georgia Alexander ’05LS has been appointed cataloger at the University of the West Indies, Main Library. Carl Antonucci ’93LS became Director of Library Services at Central Connecticut State University. Edward Bander ’56LS is the author of a novel. Raynna Bowlby presented at the Library Assessment Conference. Prof. Peter Hernon’s 50th book has been published. Prof. Lisa Hussey recently gave two presentations. Prof. Mary Wilkins Jordan is presenting at several conferences this month. Chris Markman ’10LS presented his paper. Rebecca Reznik-Zellen ’06LS published an article. Lori Satter has written and selfpublished the e-book. (Read more...)
Jeannette Bastian, Michèle Cloonan, and Ross Harvey will be published; Rhonda J. Chadwick will present a history paper; Amelia Craig ’06LS (nee Mimi Kolosseus) is now Serials/ Electronic Resources Librarian with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Andrew French has written a book review; Lindsey Fresta completed a remote internship this summer for the Theodore Roosevelt Center in North Dakota.(Read more...)
GSLIS alum Grecia Álvarez recently received a Fulbright Award; Prof. Gerald Benoit was a guest editor for the French journal Études de communication, a special edition on information and communication; Linda Braun will present at the 2011 South By SouthWest (SXSW) Interactive Festival; Prof. Maggie Bush was featured in an article in School Library Journal. (Read more...)
Dr. Ching-chih Chen, the newly retired Professor of GSLIS, delivered a 2-hour digital video talk over the Internet on “New Challenges of Public Libraries in the Information Age” on June 9, 2010, to librarians in Uzbekistan; GSLIS students Nicole Fonsh and Sasha Nyary have been awarded 2010 NELA scholarships; GSLIS Archives student Miranda Rivers has been awarded the SAA Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award for 2010. (Read more...)
Profs. Jeannette Bastian and Terry Plum gave presentations at Mid Sweden University; GSLIS student Betsy Boyle won the prestigious Elmar Seibel Award for library science students from ARLIS/NA; MLIP doctoral students Maria Carpenter, Jolie Graybill, Jerome Offord, Mary Piorun, and Gary Shaffer presented a paper entitled “Employee Onboarding: Identification of Best Practices in ACRL Libraries” at ALA Midwinter and more! (Read more...)
GSLIS Prof. Jeannette Bastian was the keynote speaker at the Virgin Islands Historian Annual Conference in St. Croix on January 16, 2010; GSLIS Student Anna Tschetter was on Jeopardy on January 29. GSLIS Prof; Ann Cullen will be presenting at WebSearch University when it's in Boston; Profs. Lisa Hussey and Mary Wilkins Jordan will be giving a presentation in the Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area of the 2010 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference; GSLIS Student Dani Peloquin was featured in an article in the Natick Bulletin. (Read more...)
Gerry Benoit, Lisa Hussey, and doctoral students Peishan Bartley, Abdulateef Khairi, and Falah Rashid presented two posters at the American Society for Information Science & Technology annual meeting, in Vancouver, BC while GSLIS students Myrna Morales and Derek Mosley were selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to participate in the 2009–11 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce as ARL Diversity Scholars. (Read more...)
GSLIS students Nicole Fonsh and Emmalia Harrington attended the Rally for Libraries at the State House on November 4 with Assistant Em Claire Dean Knowles. Emmalia came up with a chant for the crowd of over 250, "Save the Library! Save the World!" (Read more...)
The September issue of Computers in Libraries (v.29 no.8) has two articles by GSLIS students: Stephanie Buck, "Libraries in the Cloud: Making a Case for Google and Amazon" (pp.6-10) and Katharine Dunn and Nick Szydlowski, "Web Archiving for the Rest of Us: How to Collect and Manage Websites Using Free and Easy Software" (pp.12-18). (Read more...)
GSLIS student Alexis Brown is the 2009 NELA scholarship recipient. She will receive $2000. She has been active in the MSLA student chapter at Simmons-Boston. Alexis will continue the LIS program at GSLIS-West. (Read more...)
GSLIS West students Kirstin Kay, Aaron Rubinstein, and Emily Toder gave presentations about their own library-related projects at the PVAAL (Pioneer Valley Association of Academic Librarians) meeting in April. (Read more...)
Assistant Professor Danny Joudrey gave a talk titled "Dan to Mann: A Response to the Report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control" (Read more...)
Professor Ching-chih Chen of GSLIS presented an invited talk on the results of her current work in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (Read more...)