[Neasis-l] Simmons GSLIS Ph.D. program now accepting applications for 2008

Caryn Anderson caryn.anderson at simmons.edu
Tue Dec 4 17:05:00 EST 2007

** Please excuse cross postings **

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Dean Michèle Cloonan and Professor Candy Schwartz, 
Coordinator of Doctoral Studies, I am pleased to announce that Simmons 
Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is now 
accepting applications for the 2008 cohort of the Doctor of Philosophy 
program. The Ph.D. program is an innovative, rigorous, and simulating 
research-based degree program focused on preparing the next generation 
of leaders in library and information science education and practice. 
Program details: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/doctoral


Have you been inspired by library and information science? Is your brain 
itching to pursue LIS concepts much further? Do you find yourself 
convinced that if we knew more we could do things better? Have you 
enjoyed helping your colleagues learn and grasp the more challenging 
concepts of LIS?

The Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (LIS) emphasizes 
scholarship, teaching, and service. It is a sophisticated and inspiring 
research degree consisting of coursework and faculty-student 
collaboration leading to a dissertation and anticipated careers as 
faculty members, researchers, and consultants in the information field.


Are you a mid to senior level manager with a vision for the future of 
libraries? Do you believe that libraries need new management and 
leadership strategies to thrive? Have you recognized that experience 
conducting effective research and analysis adds significant power and 
sophistication to leadership abilities? Do you regularly explore 
opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills?

In order to be resilient in today’s atmosphere of complexity and change, 
libraries need leaders with unique combinations of intellectual and 
interpersonal assets. The GSLIS Ph.D. program focused specifically on 
managerial leadership in the information professions (MLIP) is a 
flexible, innovative doctoral program that nurtures and strengthens the 
intellectual and interpersonal assets of students as working managers, 
actively involves leading practitioners in shaping the educational 
experience, and generates rigorous research to improve the knowledge 
base and the practice of managerial leadership.


Simmons GSLIS has a 105-year tradition of building exceptional careers 
for library and information professionals. We are best known for 
delivering a world-class, accredited master’s program, but we have also 
been providing the field with superior graduates from our doctoral 
program for over thirty years. Simmons GSLIS offers doctoral students 
the opportunity to work closely with leading faculty in a collaborative 
environment that is enriched by interaction with students, alumni, and a 
thriving library and information science community.

Applications and program materials can be found at the program website: 
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/doctoral. A variety of attractive financial 
support options make this the perfect time to consider a Ph.D. at 
Simmons GSLIS.

Applications must be submitted by February 1. Potential Spectrum 
Doctoral Fellows must apply by January 1. The American Library 
Association Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship provides full tuition support, 
stipends, and leadership resources to selected doctoral students 
representing diverse populations. Fellowship applications are submitted 
directly to the Spectrum program 

We encourage you to circulate this message widely in your networks and 
download, share and display the flier about the GSLIS Ph.D. program 
available from: http://web.simmons.edu/~phdml/Simmons_GSLIS_PhD.pdf.

Best wishes,

Caryn Anderson
Doctoral Studies Program Manager
GSLIS, Simmons College
300 The Fenway, P-310H
Boston, MA  02115
caryn.anderson at simmons.edu

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