Simmons ASIS&T Student Chapter

Introduction to SLIS Boston event on January 17, 2017

Introduction to SLIS Boston event on January 17, 2017

From left to right: NEASIS&T Liaison Beth Vargas and Co-Chair Shannon McDonald

Welcome to Simmons ASIS&T!

Simmons ASIS&T is a student chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), located at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. We aim to promote information science and technology within the LIS field. Our mission is to support SLIS students interested in information science and technology through networking/mixers, workshops, panels, site visits, and other IS&T-related events which are held throughout the academic year. Our vision is that all Simmons LIS students augment their understanding of the LIS field by acquiring knowledge of information science and bolstering their technological skillset which will open up the door to new career opportunities.

Upcoming Events

PLG, ASIS&T, ALA-SC: Book drive supporting Maranyundo Girls School Library - April 7th through April 18th

PLG, ASIS&T, and ALA-SC are looking for books in French and English (not textbooks) to donate to the Maranyundo Girls School Library.

Boxes are located in Lefavour Hall, Palace Road Building, and the Main College Building (MCB).

You can also donate books at PLG's Trivia Night, which is taking place this Friday, April 14th. By donating a book(s), you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.

Click here to view the event flier.

To learn more about the Maranyundo Initiative, please visit their website.

"Maranyundo Girls School is a high performing secondary boarding school in Rwanda providing a science and technology focused education rooted in our core values of respect, responsibility, and leadership. We are dedicated to providing the opportunity for girls from across Rwanda to receive a world-class education. Our private, secular school is located in the poorest district in Rwanda, Bugesera District, which is where the highest percentage of our students come from. We currently enroll 300 girls from all over Rwanda, of which half receive scholarships. We offer high quality education from S1 through S5 (7th to 11th grade). Next year we will be expanding to 360 students and have our first S6 class (12th grade). This first graduating class will be applying for university enrollment for September 2018."

To learn more about the Maranyundo Girls School, please visit their website.

PLG – Library Trivia Night – April 14th

Time: 7 – 9pm
Where: Lansdowne Pub
Sponsored by: PLG (Progressive Librarians Guild)

Join SLIS student groups in celebrating the end of National Library Week with Library Trivia at Lansdowne Pub!

Form a team of 2-6 people and test your knowlege of Library Popculture, history, and SLIS to win Simmons Swag!

Donate a book to the Maranyundo Girl School to be entered into a raffle for more prizes!

Check out the Facebook event page for more information about this event.