Scholarship Appreciation Time

posted November 28, 2017 5:34 PM by Giuliana Gilbert-Igelsrud

I'm extremely thankful to have a merit scholarship from SLIS. Every semester (when I take at least 9 units) I receive $6,000 from Simmons; that's $24,000 over four semesters, which is nothing to scoff at. As a scholarship recipient, I...continue reading

Ethics in the Library and the Archives

posted November 20, 2017 1:48 PM by Megan Ondricek

I've been enjoying some very engaging readings and discussion in both of my classes the past few weeks, as our units on ethics happened to coincide. According to my professors, the ethics lesson is always everyone's favorite, and I soon...continue reading

A Language of BEEPS

posted November 17, 2017 9:27 AM by Josie Snow

One of the biggest things I have had to adjust to is the traffic, and the noise that comes with it, especially the horns honking. Each day as I walk to school there are horns blaring, tooting, and bleeping... at...continue reading

Don't Let School Get in the Way of Your Education

posted November 14, 2017 4:40 PM by Giuliana Gilbert-Igelsrud

One of the greatest benefits of library graduate school that nobody tells you about is the breadth of experiences people come from. Some students are straight out of college, others have been working as librarians for years, and many (like...continue reading

Autumnal Thoughts

posted November 9, 2017 9:04 AM by Josie Snow

Fall here is very different than fall at home. At home, fall is like a candle, once the leaves start turning, they all turn, and suddenly everything looks gold. Then within a few weeks, most of the leaves are gone...continue reading


posted November 7, 2017 10:43 AM by Giuliana Gilbert-Igelsrud

At a small college, opportunity for connection is everywhere. Currently, there are under 1,000 students in the Simmons SLIS program, and only about 600 on-campus students in Boston. A small department means more interpersonal connection per capita; now that I've...continue reading

Thinking Like an Archivist

posted November 6, 2017 12:31 PM by Megan Ondricek

We are more than halfway through the semester and with a few days off for holidays this month, I think I can safely say we are in the home stretch. There is a light at the end of the tunnel....continue reading

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

posted October 31, 2017 11:04 AM by Giuliana Gilbert-Igelsrud

Enrollment has rolled around for Spring 2018, and I'm completely torn apart. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I'm definitely struggling. Every semester there seems to be at least six classes I want to take, even though...continue reading

The Life of a SLIS West Student

posted October 30, 2017 12:10 PM by Megan Ondricek

It's been a while since I've written specifically about the SLIS West student experience, and I've now taken spring, summer, and fall classes so I'm not the "new girl" on the block anymore. I've never been to the Simmons campus...continue reading

Fun Facts From My Publishing Class

posted October 25, 2017 12:27 PM by Josie Snow

My publishing class is very interesting, my professor has been in the world of publishing for a very long time, and knows all sorts of things about books, and the people behind them. She was a friend of the authors...continue reading