Today, I officially begin an additional appointment as the Provost’s Faculty Fellow for Scholarship and Research in the Center for Faculty Excellence at Simmons University. I am incredibly excited and honored to begin this position to help “craft and implement a vision for supporting faculty research and scholarship at Simmons University as part of a strategic visioning team.”
Here is a bit more from the overview of the position.
“The Fellow will help Simmons enact that vision by aligning work with priorities identified through the strategic plan, listening to and advocating for faculty needs in partnership with the Provost’s office and key stakeholders across campus, seeking external resources to support faculty scholarship as needed, and designing and implementing professional development programs and services for faculty related to research and scholarship, across career stages and position types.”
I look forward to working with the President, the Provost, and the wonderful team in the Center for Faculty Excellence on this exciting opportunity at Simmons.
I am incredibly honored and excited to announce that our Community Informatics Lab at Simmons University has received a two-year grant (award #LG-250043-OLS-21) from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to work with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.
Here is the description of the project that is available on the IMLS website:
“Simmons University, together with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, will examine how a participatory community informatics approach, guided by Indigenous ways of knowing about technology and an affirmation of tribal sovereignty, can support the digital inclusion and broadband infrastructure needs and aspirations of tribal libraries. The research team will work with tribal libraries to co-design the following: an update to the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums’ 2014 report, ‘Digital Inclusion in Native Communities: The Role of Tribal Libraries’; a Digital Inclusion Lab ‘how-to’ guide for Tribal libraries; and a final report with findings from the research. The project also will gather broadband measurement data to inform federal information policies aimed at improving digital inclusion and broadband infrastructure in Tribal libraries.”
Follow updates about the project on our CI Lab website.