• All times are ET.  Events and times are subject to change.
  • Location for all events will be online. Details are available via the virtual conference platform, Home Base.
  • Access to Home Base is restricted to conference registrants. All registrants received login credential via email (from Map Dynamics). The login credentials are not the same as your credentials for
  • Speaker information is available via the virtual conference platform, Home Base.
  • Breakout Session Key:
    • Track A Sessions = Juried Papers and Awards
    • Track B Sessions = Juried Panels
    • Track C Sessions = SIGs

Tuesday, October 13, 2020



 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

School Library Media SIG Meeting

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Equity and Social Justice SIG Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Technical Services Education SIG Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Curriculum SIG Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Information Ethics SIG and Information Policy SIG Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020



9:00 am - 10:00 am

Youth Services SIG Meeting

10:00 am- 11:00 am

International Library Education SIG Meeting

10:30 am - 11:30 am

ALISE/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award Committee Meeting

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gender Issues SIG Meeting

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Archival/Preservation Education SIG Meeting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Leadership Orientation

2020-2021 committee leaders strongly encouraged to attend

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award Committee Meeting

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ALISE/Connie Van Fleet Award Committee Meeting

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Service to ALISE Award Committee Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Health SIG Meeting

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award Committee Meeting

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nominating Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 15, 2020



 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

School Representative's Meeting

Designated School Representative for each ALISE institutional member invited to attend

Monday, October 19, 2020



 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Breakout Session B.1. - Panel

LIS Education in a Pandemic Era:  Innovative Teaching Methods, Strategies, & Technologies

 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session C.1.- SIG Information Policy

The Intersection of Information Ethics and Policy:  Challenges and Opportunities for LIS Educators

 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

First Timers Meeting

All first time ALISE annual conference attendees are invited to attend

 12:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Breakout Session B.2. - Panel 

Preparing Librarians to Research in an Interdisciplinary and Interconnected World: Perspectives on Teaching Research Methods, Evaluation, and Assessment

 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Breakout Session C.2.- SIG Gender Issues 

Gender Issues SIG: Seeking Information Between and Beyond Binaries: Exploring How Queer Theory Can Inform LIS Theories

 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Breakout Session A.1. - Theory to Practice

a. Ensuring that Library Faculty Know what it’s Like to Work in a Library

b. Bridging the gap: Employer, librarian, and educator perspectives on instructional librarianship

c. Submission Withdrawn

d. The Potential to Transform: Information Behavior Theory and Reference Service Professional Education

 2:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Breakout Session B.3. - Panel

Session Withdrawn

 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Breakout Session A.2. - Health & Equity in LIS

a. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and LIS: Educating for Service to the Forgotten Patrons

b. Barriers to the adoption of EHR in GCC Countries: Exploratory Study

c. Chat Reference in the Time of COVID-19: Transforming Essential User Services

 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Breakout Session C.3. - SIG Innovative Pedagogies

Innovative Teaching Strategies and Conventional Approaches for Enhanced Learning in a Global Information Environment

 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session B.4. - Panel

Submission Withdrawn

 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm

Breakout Session A.3. - LIS in an Interconnected World

a. A Decolonial Curricular Approach to LIS Education

b. Indigenous Digital Inclusion: Interconnections and Comparisons

c.Instructional Design in LIS Education: Preparing for New Educational Roles in an Interconnected World

d. Asian Informatics:  Integrating Cultural Perspective in the iField

 Tuesday, October 20, 2020



 11:00 am - 11:30 am

President's Welcome and Award Announcements 

 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Plenary Session w/Keynote and Q&A

Dr. William Alba

"Truth and Trust in 2020"

 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Session B.5. - Panel

Connecting Rural Public Libraries to LIS Education and Research: The Case of Health Services, Programs, and Partnerships

 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session C.4. - SIG. Equity and Social Justice

Racism and Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session A.4. - DEI in Education

a. New ways of teaching library service to immigrant communities

b. Navigating the Cultural Landscape: A Strategy for Enhancing Self-Awareness in Information Professionals

c. Research-Practice Partnerships: Reaching Underserved Students in the School Library

 2:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Breakout Session B.6. - Panel

Crisis Management, COVID-19, and Libraries: Implications for LIS Education

 2:50 pm - 4:50 pm

Breakout Session C.5. -  SIG. Disabilities in LIS

Transforming LIS Education through Disability Inclusion

 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Breakout Session A.5. - Research & Innovation

a. Library as Research Lab: New Research Engagement Model for LIS Students and Professionals

b. Expanding Scholarly Research from Print to Video

c. Simulated Person Method for Teaching Soft Skills in the Information Professions: A Pilot Qualitative Study

d. Student Contributions to Research on Rural and Small Public Libraries

 4:10 pm - 5:40 pm

Breakout Session B.7. - Panel

Preparing Emerging Professionals: Whether and How LIS Faculty Teach “Soft Skills”

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Virtual Speed Networking

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WIP Poster Session & Virtual Networking

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 



11:00 am - 11:30 am

President's Welcome and Award Announcements 

11:30 am - 12:50 pm

Breakout Session A.6. - Instructional Practices and Design

a. Digital Humanities Among LIS Programs: An Analysis of Courses

b. Skill-Building in Online Graduate-Level Metadata Instruction through the Prism of Quality Evaluation of Student-Created Metadata Records

c. In the Shadow of the ACRL Framework: Current Instructional Practices of Community College Librarians

d. School Librarian’s Questions About Remote Instruction:  Opportunities for LIS Educators

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session B.8. - Panel

Poetry and the “Voice” of LIS Educators: Transforming the Fabric of Lives and More

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Breakout Session C.6. - SIG. Information Ethics

Where do we stand? Working toward an ALISE position statement on learning analytics in higher education

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session A.7. - Innovative Pedagogies

a. Metaphors, critical incidents, and librarian professional identity in LIS pedagogy: Research methodology as pedagogical tool embedded in reflexive practice

b. Collaborative Authorship in an LIS Setting: Plugging into Best Practices for Doctoral Students

c. Transforming Reference Education through Improv Comedy

d.  Interdisciplinarity in Students’ Research Papers: The Impact of Assignment Requirements on Students’ Use of Interdisciplinary Sources in an LIS Research Methods Course

1:20 pm - 2:50 pm

Breakout Session B.9. - Panel

Library and Information Science across disciplines

1:50 pm - 3:50 pm

Breakout Session C.7. - SIG. Technical Services Education

Technical Services Education: Transformation and Advocacy

2:50 pm - 4:10 pm

Breakout Session A.8. - Creative Approaches in LIS Education

a. Exploring Data Science Learning Objectives in LIS Education

b. Designing the MLIS: How Design Thinking Can Prepare Information Professionals

c. Connecting for Successful Transition: Postgraduate Distance Library and Information Studies Students’ Transition Experiences

d. Using Investigative Video Games to Teach Reference Transaction Skills in Interconnected Classrooms

3:10 pm - 4:40 pm

Breakout Session B.10. - Panel

Podcasts and Partnerships:  Learning Through Listening and Content Creation

4:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Breakout Session C.8. -  SIG. Curriculum

What About Librarianship in LIS Curricula?

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Breakout Session A.9. - Accessibility & Inclusion

a. Using Universal Instructional Design to Teach Fundamentals of Library and Information Science

b. Withdrawn

c. Graduate student use of and preference for unlimited-use e-books as textbooks in a library science master’s degree program

d. Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Library and Information Science Educators Address the Learning Needs of Students with Intellectual Disabilities

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Breakout Session B.11. - Panel

Critical Data Approaches to the Interconnected Library

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Doctoral Poster Session & Virtual Networking

Thursday, October 22, 2020



 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual Breakfast with a Vendor

 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Breakout Session B.12. - Panel

Introducing The Tree of Contemplative Practices

 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session C.9. - SIG. School Library Media

Transforming Learning: Challenges and Opportunities through School Libraries

 12:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Breakout Session B.13. - Panel

Wait, what college are you from? The innovative, interdisciplinary approach to LIS education through the lens of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting

 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Breakout Session C.10. - SIG. Archival/Preservation Education

Transforming the Archival Classroom for a Connected Reality

 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Breakout Session A.10. - Educating for the Future

a. (Before Covid): Roles and Services of Libraries throughout Disasters

b. Community-led librarianship demands community asset-building: one step towards a re-envisioned MLIS

c. New Methods, New Needs: Preparing Academic Library Practitioners to Address Ethical Issues Associated with Learning Analytics (ALISE Best Conference Paper Award)

d. Librarians as natural disaster stress response facilitators: Building evidence for trauma-informed library education and practice (ALISE Best Conference Paper Award)

 2:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Breakout Session B.14. - Panel

Informing First Generation MLIS Experience: Challenges & Resources

 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Breakout Session A.11. - ALISE Research Award Winners

a. ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

b. ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition

c. ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition

d. The ALISE Connie Van Fleet Award

 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Breakout Session C.11. - SIG. Youth Services

What Do Youth Service Librarians Need? Reassessing Goals and Curricula in the Context of Changing Information Needs and Behaviors of Youth

 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session B.15. - Panel

Mentoring Go 'Round: Interconnected Mentoring to Advance the LIS Research

 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm

Breakout Session A.12. - Information Literacy

a.  Overconfident and Underprepared?: Assessment of First-Year Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy Skills

b. Information Literacy in Transition: Self-perceptions of Community College Students

c. Transforming Information Literacy Education: Information Literacy Landscapes

Friday, October 23, 2020



11:00 am - 12:30 pm

iFederation Panel Session

The panel session is available complimentary, however registration is required. Register Here

 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ALISE Academy

Separate registration fees apply, visit ALISE Academy for details

 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Council of Deans, Directors, Chairs Meeting