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Monday, June 13, 2011

Call for Applicants: Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program

The Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Simmons College,
Massachusetts, is pleased to invite proposals for participation in the Allen
Smith Visiting Scholars Program, which honors the memory of distinguished
teacher and scholar Allen Smith. Allen Smith Visiting Scholars are expected to
be distinguished practitioners, educators, or researchers renowned for their
work in reference, oral history, or the study of librarianship and information
service in the humanities. Opportunities include semester-long visiting
professorships, shorter-term lectureships, or presentation in an annual lecture
series.  The program provides support for transportation, honorarium, and
related expenses depending on the nature of participation, and is open to
scholars worldwide.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a proposed time frame and
agenda of activities, and a statement outlining the applicant’s
qualifications and the benefits the applicant would bring to the Simmons
community. There is no deadline, except that proposals for semester-long
visiting professorships should be submitted well in advance of the proposed

For more information, please contact Professor Candy Schwartz,

To learn more about our esteemed colleague and friend Allen Smith, see
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/news/news/2008.php#news874 and the wiki  “Allen
Smith Quotations”,

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