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Simmons SLIS Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Program Overview:
Through the School of Library & Information Science at Simmons, graduate students will travel to Rome for a two-week course taught by Prof. Laura Saunders. Students will stay at St. John's Rome campus and experience the richness of the culture and history of Rome.  The course will consist of five 3-hour classes over the two weeks. Site visits in Rome will complement in-class and online content.  Students will begin coursework online in early May. The final project of the class will be due 2-3 weeks after the trip ends so that students can explore the city while they are there and have time to travel on their own after the course ends. Students must arrive as a group and fly out of Boston. For questions about the program, please contact Dean's Fellow Maggie Anderson at

Travel Dates: May 22-June 8, 2015

Price: Tuition plus Student Fee TBD

LIS 493, Intellectual Freedom/Information Ethics (Prof. Laura Saunders)

Course receives 3 graduate credits. Non-Simmons students should confirm that their institutions will accept Simmons course credits.

Laura Saunders - Laura Saunders received her Master's from Simmons College GSLIS in 2001, and after working as a reference and instruction librarian for several years returned to Simmons College to pursue a Ph.D. She has taught courses in Reference and Information Services, User Instruction, Evaluation, and Academic Libraries. Her dissertation, "Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome," won the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe award at the 2010 ALISE conference. Her first book, Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditation, was published by Libraries Unlimited in 2011. She has published in the Journal of Academic Librarians, College & Research Libraries, and the portal "Libraries and the Academy" on the topics of information literacy, learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and government documents. 

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