[Asis-l] Simmons SLIS welcomes Colin Rhinesmith and Rebecka Sheffield to the Faculty

Alisa Libby alisa.libby at simmons.edu
Wed May 11 16:16:38 EDT 2016

Dean Eileen Abels is pleased to announce two additions to the Simmons SLIS
faculty on July 1, 2016.

*Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Senior Lecturer*

Dr. Colin Rhinesmith comes to Simmons with a broad teaching portfolio that
includes graduate and undergraduate courses, and teaching both face-to-face
and online. He is a Faculty Research Fellow with the Benton Foundation, a
private foundation that works to ensure that media and telecommunications
serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. Rhinesmith’s research
interests are focused on the social, community, and policy aspects of
information and communication technology, particularly in areas related to
digital inclusion and broadband adoption. He is a co-Principal Investigator
on an IMLS grant to study rural wifi hotspot lending programs in Kansas and

*Dr. Rebecka Sheffield, Senior Lecturer*

Dr. Rebecka Sheffield will join the SLIS faculty after serving as the
Executive Director and Archives Manager at the Canadian Gay & Lesbian
Archives. Dr. Sheffield has also worked with the LGBTQ+ Digital Oral
History Collaboratory, which brings together a team of researchers across
four community archives and five research institutions. She received her
PhD from the University of Toronto iSchool, and she specializes in
strategic planning and archival discovery and access. Sheffield is
passionate about LGBTQ+ archives and finding innovative ways to bring
researchers and collections together. Her areas of specialization include
LGBTQ+ Archives & Heritage, Queer & Feminist Social Movements, Community
Informatics & Heritage, Management & Administration of Archives, Archival
Exhibitions, Digital Archives, Social Movement Theory, and Sexual Diversity

SLIS is thrilled to welcome these dynamic new faculty members to our team.
More information can be found on our SLIS News

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Alisa M. Libby
Communications Assistant
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