Gerald Benoit, Associate Professor


Prof Benoit will discuss the Information Science Experience (Virtual) Lab and how it might be useful in research, service, and teaching. The Lab's contents are designed to be used to provide content for student- and staff-created interfaces, export data to create on-the-fly pdfs from library materials, etc. As a proof-of-concept, the project touches on helping people empower their own information environments. It is part of a larger project studying the attitudes towards the adoption of innovative techniques in LIS. The link to the project will be updated shortly.

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Mary Wilkins Jordan


Library Corps of Adventure: Libraries on the Lewis and Clark Trail

Abstract: Over Summer 2014 I drove the Lewis and Clark Trail, visiting all the public libraries along the way. I wanted to find out what is going in public libraries, and what they are thinking about for the future of libraries. This route let me visit libraries of every size and to see all kinds of amazing things happening in libraries right now! I can definitely assure you: anyone who things public libraries are a fading relic is VERY wrong! I also stopped at all kinds of Lewis and Clark sites and many historic and beautiful places. From a night alone in a fire lookout station,to camping in a city park next to a little league baseball game, to a horse camp (and me without a horse), exploring caves, amazing national parks, beautiful primeval-looking forests, and developing a passion for the Army Corps of Engineers dams - it was an unbelievable adventure! 10,000+ miles driven, dozens of libraries visited, and a lifetime of memories accumulated.


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Nanette Veilleux
The Importance of Belonging in STEM pedagogy.

STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - and is a priority at the national and local level for education for men and women. Prof. Veilleux will speak on her interests and activities in this topic. Close
Amber Stubbs

Professor Stubbs will speak on natural language processing (NLP) and her informatics project Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (https://www.i2b2.org/NLP/HeartDisease/)

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Laura Saunders

Do librarians do it better? LIS Students Information Behaviors
One of the core service areas of libraries is to add value to users’ information seeking and searching through the use of sophisticated search strategies and in-depth knowledge of resources. Presumably, LIS programs are preparing students for that role by teaching them those advanced strategies and introducing them to resources beyond Google and Wikipedia. But what information behaviors do LIS students display when conducting their own research for course-related assignments? This session looks at the information literacy and information behaviors of LIS students from 18 countries to see how their behaviors compare to other populations, and to examine cross-country similarities and differences. Come find out how you compare!
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Peter Botticelli

Spring term - to be announced


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Lisa Hussey

To be posted


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Bruce Tis

Abstract to be posted.


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• R E S E A R C H / L E C T U R E   S E R I E S  •
F A L L ‘14 / S P R I N G ‘15

“Lunchtime Lectures”   Simmons College School of Library & Information Science | Dept of Computer Science

  The speakers in the series present their research or explore with the audience ideas of interest to all.
Thanks to the SLIS Dean’s Office staff, who graciously provides treats and drinks. With the kind assistance of the Dean’s Fellow, the Research/Lecture series, started in 2004, is an on-going service activity of Prof G Benoit Site.
Everyone is welcome: we’re glad to have participation from everyone at Simmons and beyond. Schedule may be revised.
Mary Wilkins-Jordan
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Library Corps of Adventure: Libraries on the Lewis and Clark Trail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 207

 

Amber Stubbs
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Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside - NLP Challenge
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 207

 

Laura Saunders
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Do Librarians Do It Better? LIS Students’ Information Behaviors
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 207

 

G Benoit
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Info Sci Experiment Lab - Update
[tba], 2014
12 Noon - 12:50 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 207
Co-sponsored by Student ASIST Chapter

 

Lisa Hussey
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International Study Programs
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12 Noon - 12:50 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 207


Nanette Veilleux
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The Importance of Belonging in STEM pedagogy
Thursday, December 4, 2014
[tba]
Palace Road Building, Room 207

 

 
Spring ‘15
Bruce Tis


Network Security Issues

 

Peter Botticelli

Preserving Artworks Digitally: the Case of Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Photographs
Thursday, February, 19, 2015
Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Main College Building

Co-sponsored by Trustman Art Gallery; no drinks or food, please
Laura Saunders &
Allison Estelle

Copyright literacy of librarians



Ms. Estelle is the Simmons College, Beatley Library Learning Commons Librarian

 

             Since 2004, the series was created and organized by G. Benoit, with support from the SLIS Dean’s Office.


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