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Introducing Two New Members To Our Blogging Team!

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce two new student bloggers, Sarah Callanan and ShanTil Yell. Please read a little about them below. You will see their first posts very soon!

Welcome Sarah!

My name is Sarah Callanan and I recently moved to Massachusetts from Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Communication Studies with a minor in English.  I have previously lived in Colorado and Michigan, so snow is not as much of a foreign concept to me as one might think.  I started my MLIS degree in January 2018, and am pursuing the Archives Management concentration.  My love of research, reading, and the fact that my living area was slowly but surely becoming a library is what prompted me to start my journey to getting this degree.  I'm really enjoying getting to know the Boston area and all it has to offer.  I'm so excited to be at Simmons and to be on this ride with all of you.  


Welcome ShanTil!

Hi y'all, I'm ShanTil! If you couldn't tell, I'm a southerner. I moved up here from Texas last summer, and even though it might break my momma's heart for me to say this, New England has truly become home to me. I'm in my second semester here at SLIS, and decided to go the "Design Your Own" degree route. My plan is to focus in on rare and special collections, but I'm also developing a passion for public libraries--I recently started working at one, and it has been ahhhmazing--and community outreach.

A few more tidbits about me: I love to write, and it's real exciting for me to be able to contribute my voice to the Simmons community. I have a coffee obsession, cats are my favorite, pearl earrings are my jewelry of choice, living compassionately is the coolest, and in my little windows of free time you can find me meandering through the stacks at the Boston Public Library and checking out new restaurants, bars, and cafés with friends.



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