SCIRRT (Student Chapter International Relations Round Table), formerly SIR (Simmons International Relations), is a student group at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science dedicated to promoting international and cross-cultural librarianship. We are a student chapter of ALA's International Relations Round Table. SCIRRT events are open to all who share an interest in international and cross-cultural issues in relation to library and information science.
Founded in 2004 as SIR (Simmons International Relations), SCIRRT at Simmons is the first student chapter of ALA's IRRT.
Get involved with SCIRRT
- Get to know other students with similar interests
- Boost your resume with marketable skills (leadership, cooperation, budget management, communication)
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- Open house meeting Jan. 30th, 2013
- Speech by Catherine Song, the visiting scholar from China, March, 2013
- Archivists Beyond Boarders, early March 2013
Future Events Ideas
- International Film in summer, 2013
- Speech given by Rong Tang about her work at National Taiwan University in fall, 2013
- Tours to local libraries, such as Biblioteque Francaise at the French Cultural Center, Boston and German Library in Boston
- Speeches about global issues of librarianship (speakers: Michael Darling and Dr. Oyler)
Officer Meeting Memos
2013 Spring First Officer Meeting
- Time: Wednesday, Jan. 23th, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
- Attendees: Rong Tang, Joel Blanco-Rivera, Allison Snyder, Bethany Fair, Wenqing Lu, Eva Rios-Alvarado, Xiaoyan Song
- Objectives: Discuss and plan events for the new semester
- File: Minutes from the Secretary
Resources and Information
- Some useful information from an LIS professional and seasoned international traveler: Going International!
- A link to the personal website of the author of the above article. It contains really helpful links related to global librarianship. Sarah P. Gibson
- Simmons GSLIS Dispatches from the Field blog: contains posts from Simmons faculty, students, and affiliates about their international studies and projects.
- For those interested in study abroad and the opportunity to take travel courses from other institutions for academic credit, here is a list of approved courses and the form to fill out. NOTE: Some of the courses from this list may have changed or are no longer offered. Transfer of Credit and Travel Courses
Visit our Programs and Courses page for a listing of academic study abroad opportunities. Deadlines and requirements are constantly changing, so check with the Dean's office if you're interested in any of the listings.
See our Scholarships page for funding opportunities for study abroad.
Created by the Simmons Career Resource Center and the Colleges of the Fenway Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center, these documents provide further direction on how to build and market your experience abroad.