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Bloggers, SLIS Admissions, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Do you have a blog? Would you like to have one, and wish you could get started? You're in luck - SLIS Admission is looking for bloggers!

The SLIS Admission Office maintains a current student blog titled Student Snippets: The SLIS ExperienceProspective master's students in children's literature and LIS are our target audience. The blog is intended to be a hub of information regarding news and events, student life, Boston/Mt. Holyoke/Eric Carle updates - essentially everything involved with being a student at Simmons SLIS.

Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week. There are no assigned topics, we just ask you to be honest (within the guidelines of professionalism) and moderately relevant. Please note these volunteer positions look great on resumes. It's also an awesome way to get involved at SLIS! 

 If you are interested, please email with the following: 
  1. sample blog (150-250 words)
  2. what program you are in (if LIS, what interests/tracks/etc)
  3. which campus you regularly attend (or online)
  4. when you began your studies
  5. your intended date of graduation.

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Call for Reporters: NEA, New Haven, CT

The NEA Newsletter is looking for volunteers to serve as session reporters at the 2018 Spring Meeting in New Haven, Connecticut! 

Session reporters will write a summary of their assigned session(s) for publication in the July 2018 issue of the Newsletter. One reporter is needed for each of the 20 concurrent sessions to take place in five blocks on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.


Sessions will be assigned on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Please complete your registration prior to volunteering as a session reporter. Student reporters are welcome - reporting is a great opportunity to engage with the broader NEA community and to get your name out there!


The full meeting schedule and description of each concurrent session is available on the NEA website.

Reports should be between 350-400 words and are due April 9, 2018. You can read past session reports in the January and July issues of the Newsletter on the NEA website.

If you are interested in reporting, or if you have any questions, please contact Betts Coup, Session Reports Editor, at

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Volunteer Opportunity, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Volunteer Opportunity at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, March 5th-9th

Project Title: Preservation Week: Papers of John F. Kennedy: Condolence Mail

Project Description: The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination combined with the opening of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Papers and the recent publication of popular books using condolence mail has generated more interest in the Condolence Mail Collection over the past few years. The collection was originally processed using a particular "sampling" method that led to a confusing arrangement schema, and upon survey, the collection includes many boxes still containing loose and unorganized material. The established categories made it difficult to find material within the collection. In speaking with Reference staff, the majority of questions relating to this collection are remote and typically involve the search for a letter written by a specific individual, which in the collection's current state is almost impossible to locate. Since the collection's original order was lost years ago during the sampling process, Processing staff have decided to reorganize the mostly unprocessed collection alphabetically by correspondent. Work has already started as part of the Library's "Preservation Week" program and to date we have completed alphabetization, arrangement, basic preservation, final foldering and rehousing of approximately 101 cubic feet of material. We are seeking additional interns to work on this project to help complete the preservation and reorganization of this important and historically valuable collection to make it more accessible to researchers.

Preferred Skills: Understanding of archival arrangement, knowledge of basic preservation techniques, attention to detail, and an understanding of archive researcher needs.

Dates: This Preservation Week will take place Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th. Volunteering for the full week is preferred, but a minimum of 2 days will be considered. 

How To Apply: Please send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this project and your availability to by February 21st.

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Call for Volunteers: Simmons Leadership Conference, Boston, MA

This year's theme, Disrupt the Ordinary, centers on the need to change how we think, behave, and do business in an era of accelerating innovation. For a full conference schedule, visit

Benefits of volunteering:         
  • Attend the conference sessions when not officially "working."
  • Access to complimentary video-on-demand recordings of most sessions after the conference.
  • Network with corporate sponsors and recruiters from major corporations.
  • Show your support for Simmons College and see the Simmons mission in action.
  • Give back: all proceeds support scholarships for Simmons graduate students. 
There are two (2) requirements for volunteering:
1. Attend one (1) pre-conference training at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center Boston: 
  • Tuesday, March 20 OR Monday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
    • Parking will be validated and dinner provided at these training. 

2. Be available to work one (1) of the following shifts:
  •  Shift A Set-up morning AND conference morning
    • Wed., April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Thur., April 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Shift B Set-up afternoon AND conference afternoon

    • Wed., April 4 a 4-hour shift between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Thur., April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Shift C Conference full day
    • Thur., April 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.



To register:     

  • Plan accordinglyCancelations and no-shows have a strong negative impact on our operations.
    • Check your calendar for any conflicts. If needed, speak with your professor(s) and/or supervisor to get approval for the time off before you register
    • There are no funds available to pay or reimburse anyone for travel expenses associated with traveling to Boston to volunteer at the conference. 
  • Space is limited. Volunteers will be accepted and shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Manager at

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