[Asis-l] News from Simmons SLIS

Alisa Libby alisa.libby at simmons.edu
Tue May 31 12:57:59 EDT 2016

*InfoLink, A SLIS Community Newsletter *Dean and Professor Emerita Michele
Cloonan wins SAA's Preservation Publication Award
Dean and Professor Emerita Michèle Cloonan has been awarded the
Preservation Publication Award by the Society of American Archivists
for *Preserving
our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age*. This award
highlights an outstanding work that contributes to the “advancement of the
theory and practice of preservation in archives institutions.”

Dean and Professor Emeritus James Matarazzo and Dr. Toby Pearlstein awarded
SLA's John Cotton Dana Award
Dean and Professor Emeritus James Matarazzo ’65LS and Dr. Toby Pearlstein
’77LS, ’86LSD have been awarded the Special Library Association’s (SLA)
prestigious John Cotton Dana Award for 2016. This award is SLA’s highest
honor to recognize Matarazzo and Pearlstein’s lifetime of achievement, and
will be awarded at the annual conference in Philadelphia, PA in June 2016.
Professor Candy Schwartz wins Provost's Award
SLIS Professor Candy Schwartz is the first recipient of the newly created
Provost's Award for Student Centeredness in Graduate Teaching. Valued by
students and alums for her commitment to LIS and her enthusiasm for
teaching, Dr. Schwartz is being honored by Simmons College for her
exemplary career at Simmons. Since joining the faculty of the Graduate
School of Library and Information Science in 1980, Schwartz has helped to
shape the career paths of many students in the field of library and
information science.
Sharon Shaloo named Mass Literacy Champion
Sharon Shaloo, Director of the Massachusetts Center for the Book, was named
as one of five Mass Literacy Champions by Mass Literacy and the Boston
Herald. The Mass Literacy Champions Awards Program "recognizes and supports
outstanding literacy providers, their practices and their programs."
Simmons SLIS has been a partner and supporter of Massachusetts Center for
the Book since 2003.
SLIS Commencement Awards 2016
The Faculty of the Simmons College School of Library and Information
Science awarded outstanding students for their accomplishments during their
course of study. The commencement awards were presented at a faculty,
staff, and student luncheon on May 16, 2016. For the full list of winners
visit the News page
Simmons Honors Doctoral Graduates
On May 19, Simmons SLIS celebrated three graduates of the LIS doctoral
program at a hooding ceremony at Simmons College, Boston campus. Dr. Renee
Di Pilato, Dr. Amy Elisabeth Greer, and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer received their
A Legacy of Librarianship
In honor of Simmons Commencement this month, we’re featuring two interviews
with alums of the LIS program: Tricia London ’88LS and her son, Alex London
’14LS. The mother and son attended Alex’s Beta Beta Chapter induction
ceremony in Spring 2014, and Tricia shared that Alex had been a baby when
she attended her own ceremony. We asked mother and son a few questions
about their legacy of librarianship.
Unbound: "Library Escape Rooms - Keeping Your Patrons Captive"
In the past ten years, Escape Rooms have emerged from obscurity into the
mainstream. Largely inspired by video games and interactive theater, this
new form of live, participatory entertainment has been growing in
popularity and revenue since its inception. Like the Human Library events
discussed previously on Unbound, Escape Rooms have great potential to cross
over into library programming.
News this Spring at Simmons SLIS

Simmons SLIS welcomes Colin Rhinesmith and Rebecka Sheffield to the Faculty

Beyond the Stacks interview with Jason Griffey, creator and director of the
LibraryBox project
Lit Grad named "Change Agent" by
*Library Journal *
welcomed visiting faculty in the areas of Digital Communication
 and Linguistics

Visiting Scholar Wayne Wiegand shares his view of Library History
the Future of the American Public Library

SLIS Alum Katrina Ireland '13LS Brings STEM to Libraries

SLIS Launches Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

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