• All times are ET.  Events and times are subject to change.
  • Location for all events will be online. Details will be available via the virtual conference platform.
  • Breakout Session Color Key:
    • Juried Papers
    • Juried Panels
    • SIGs


September 13, 2021 - September 17, 2021

SIGs are encouraged to schedule their annual business meetings the week prior to the conference.

View the SIG Meeting Schedule.

Monday, September 20, 2021



10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Placement Services: One-hour time slots for interviews

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership Orientation

Committees, taskforces, SIG conveners, and appointees are invited to attend the orientation led by ALISE's Past President Stephen Bajjaly and President-elect Lisa O'Connor

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Doctoral Poster Competition Judging: Designated times for judges to view posters

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2021 Virtual ALISE Academy

Moving Beyond Diversity Day: The Way to Social Justice is Through Action

Separate registration from the 2021 Virtual ALISE Annual Conference is required.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First Timer's Meeting

All first-time ALISE annual conference attendees are invited to attend

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Attendee Virtual Networking Event

Tuesday, September 21, 2021



10:45 am - 11:00 am

Welcome from ALISE's President

11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Plenary Session - Keynote Panel

Leadership -- Ruth Huard
Inspiration -- Miguel Figueroa
Education -- Mary K. Biagini

Moderated by Kelvin Watson

Click here to learn more about our keynote panel

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

ALISE Awards Ceremony Day 1

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 1.1. Information Behavior - Juried Papers

a. Integration of Information Behavior Theory, Models and Concepts into Basic Reference Courses: A Survey

b. Exploring Language Archiving Education for Information Professionals and Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Support Information Access

c. Knowledge Work in the Library: Practices, Environments, and Competencies

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 1.2. - Panel

Rethinking Resilience: Inclusive Instruction to Support Success

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 1.3. Information Policy - SIG

Pedagogical Practices for Information Policy Instruction

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Session 2.1. Communities During COVID-19 - Juried Papers

a. Covid-19 Infodemic Disruption: Building Resilient Communities through Enhanced Information Literacy Education

b. A GIS-Based Analysis for Transportation Accessibility, Disaster Preparedness, and Rural Libraries’ Roles in Community Resilience

c. How Libraries Build Community Resilience throughout Disasters through Roles and Services

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Session 2.2. - Panel

Foundations of Knowledge and Experience of LIS Doctoral Students

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Session 2.3. Health - SIG

Supporting Healthy Minds and Bodies: Strategies for Building Resilience

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session 3.1. Libraries in Communities - Juried Papers

a. Is There a Social Worker in Your Public Library?

b. Exploring Civic Data Work in Libraries: An Opportunity for LIS Curriculum and Community Empowerment

c. Facilitating Ethical Enactment: A Survey of the Communication of Core Values in Alabama Public Library Online Policy Statements

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session 3.2. - Panel

Indigenous-engaged Education, Reconciliation and Relationality:  Rallying Together for Respectful LIS Leadership

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session 3.3. Equity and Social Justice - SIG

Still Struggling to Breathe: Another Conversation on Libraries and Communities in Crisis

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Works in Progress (WIP) Poster Session

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Breakout Session 4.1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS Education - Juried Papers

a. Student Perspectives of LIS Education in an Aging Society: Initial Findings

b. How MLIS Programs Prepare Students to Serve Diverse Populations

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Breakout Session 4.2. - Panel

Crafting Resilient Futures by Looking to the Past:  25 Years of Online Learning at FSU and Illinois

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Breakout Session 4.3. Archival/Preservation Education - SIG

Inventing and Implementing Future-Ready Archival Education

Wednesday, September 22, 2021



 10:30 am - 11:30 am

School Representative's Meeting

Designated School Representative for each ALISE institutional member invited to attend

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session 5.1. Library Practice and LIS Education - Juried Papers

a. How Has Sustainability as Core Value Expanded the Moral Obligations of Library Practice?

b. Changing the Mindset of Pre-service Librarians: Moving from Library Servants to Public Servants

c. The Similarities and Differences of Vision and Mission Statements: A Comparison of ALA-Accredited LIS Programs and iSchools

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session 5.2. - Panel

Shifting the Focus from Grades to Reflection

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session 5.3. Youth Services - SIG

Youth Services: Promoting Health, Inclusion, and Resiliency through Libraries and Library Education

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ALISE Awards Ceremony Day 2

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 6.1. Pedagogy and Curriculum - Juried Papers

a. Giving Thanks to… A Sentipensante Assignment

b. Getting Personal

c. Crafting LIS Curriculum: Engaging Communities through Resilient Relationships

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 6.2. - Panel

Beyond Resilience: Moving from Self-Care to Collective Care

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 6.3. Disabilities in LIS - SIG

Leading, Educating, and Inspiring LIS Professionals to Embrace Accessibility for a Resilient Future

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session 7.1. Resilient Pedagogy and COVID-19 - Juried Papers

a. A “Silver Lining” for COVID-19: Accelerating Online Engagement and Future Reach of Information Literacy Instruction

b. Rapid Resilience: Use of Discussion Circles in the Time of COVID-19

c. “A little kinder and gentler”: Archival Pedagogy, Affectivity, and the Ethics of Care in a Time of COVID-19

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session 7.2. - Panel

Living in Two Worlds: Challenges Faced by and Opportunities for International Graduate Students and Faculty

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session 7.3. Information Ethics- SIG

(Re)envisioning an Information Ethics/Policy Course for the Future

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition - Winners Announcement

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Breakout Session 8.1. Sustainability - Juried Papers

a.  Re-engineering LIS for Sustainability in a World of Coronavirus Pandemic: The Future of the Library Profession in Nigeria

b. Staying Afloat, Staying Connected: Comparing Small and Rural Public Libraries’ Facebook Use during COVID-19

c. Examining the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Library Makerspaces and LIS Makerspace Curricula

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Breakout Session 8.2. - Panel

Storytelling and/as Resilience

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Breakout Session 8.3. Technical Services Education - SIG

Active Learning in Technical Services Education

Thursday, September 23, 2021



 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Virtual Wellness Session

 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 9.1. International Library Education- SIG

Engaging with Global at the Local: Developing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through International Education Experiences

 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 9.2. - Panel

“Put Your Mask on First before Helping Others”:  Faculty Members as a Neglected Population During COVID

 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 9.3. Curriculum - SIG

What is the Purpose of Librarianship and How Can We Teach This?

 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting

 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 10.1. Doctoral Student - SIG

Navigating "The Job Market" Within and Beyond Academia

 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 10.2. - Panel

Teaching the Teachers: What's Missing in LIS Doctoral Teacher Education?

 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 10.3. School Library Media - SIG

ALISE School Library Special Interest Group (SIG) Session: Crafting Resilience in K-12 and Beyond

 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Session 11.1. Historical Perspectives - SIG

Radical Pedagogies: Reimagining Research & Curriculum at the Intersection of LIS History, Archives, and Cultural Heritage

 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Session 11.2. - Panel

LIS Programs in Pandemic: Challenges, Resilience & Opportunities

 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Session 11.3. Part-time and Adjunct Faculty - SIG

Crafting an Experience with Practitioners in the Classroom

 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session 12.1.- 2021 Award Winners

  • ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research paper Competition
    • Social Innovations in Public Libraries: Types and Challenges
  • ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition
    • “Between knowing and not knowing”: Privacy, transparency and digital records
  • ALISE Research Grant Competition
    • Educating for Equity?: Sexual and Gender Minority Privacy in Library and Information Studies Education
 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session 12.2. - Panel

A National Priority: LIS Faculty and Students as Library Advocates

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Breakout Session 12.3. Innovative Pedagogies - SIG

Teaching Strategies and Unconventional Approaches to Learning in Times of Disruption

 Friday, September 24, 2021



 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Placement Services

One-hour time slots for interviews

 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

iFederation Panel

Separate registration from the 2021 Virtual ALISE Annual Conference is required; webinar is available complimentary, however registration is required.

 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Council of Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs Meeting

 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Building Committee - Meet SIG Conveners

SIG conveners are invited to a meeting organized and hosted by the ALISE Community Building Committee.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 982 8632 0940
Passcode: xAf10S

 September 27, 2021 and beyond

Committees are encouraged to schedule their kickoff meetings the week after the conference. All 2021-2022 committee appointments have been finalized and appointees notified. Contact the 2021-2022 committee chairs regarding your committee's kickoff meeting date, time, and links.