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Be a Part of ALISE '21

The call for proposals for all ALISE 2021 Annual Conference tracks EXCEPT the ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition closed March 15, 2021 (11:59 pm Pacific Time).

We would like to reiterate that our ALISE 2021 conference theme “Crafting a Resilient Future: Leadership, Education, & Inspiration” is intended to focus on recuperation and leadership in changing times and contexts. Resilience is fundamentally the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and we are aware that the past year has explored its own range of difficulties—some at the personal level, some at the organizational level--and affecting work-life, home-life, economic-life, political-life, mental and physical health-life, social and cultural life, and so many other facets of our own lived experiences as people and as LIS Educators and Professionals.

We welcome contrary viewpoints and encourage any response to the conference theme or the concepts of resilience via proposal submission to ensure we have meaningful dialog at the conference.

Call for Proposals

Notification Update:
Call for proposal notifications have been sent out for the following tracks: Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG, Submissions, ALISE Academy and Works in Progress Posters.  If you have not yet received your notification via email from Easychair, please contact Sara Aldrich, [email protected].

If your presentation was not accepted for this year’s conference, we want to clarify that ALISE saw a big increase in the number of submissions which made the selection process more competitive. Additionally, due to the transition to a virtual platform, ALISE now has a limited number of presentation slots available. We appreciate your interest in ALISE and encourage you to submit for next year’s in-person conference.

Juried Paper Proposals

ALISE Best Conference Award


ALISE Best Conference Paper Award

All juried paper proposals will be considered for the award. The winner will be honored at ALISE '21 and have the opportunity to be published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS).




Juried Panel Proposals

SIG Session Proposals*

*Please note that each SIG may be using a different internal deadline set by their respective SIG conveners.  Individuals, groups, or panels interested in having their proposals considered for presentation in a SIG session should contact SIG conveners and submit their proposals to them, based on the theme and guidelines determined by SIG conveners.

ALISE Academy

Works in Progress Posters

ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition



March 15, 2021

The deadline for proposals for all tracks except the ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition is March 15, 2021 (11:59 pm Pacific Time). 

*Please note that the ALISE 2021 CFP submission due dates will not be extended. 

The deadline for the ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition has been extended to June 1, 2021 (11:59 pm Pacific Time). No further extensions for this track will be granted.



All first-time EasyChair users must create a username and password. Once created, return to the ALISE '21 submission page to log in and submit your proposal.


Proceeding Submissions

A submission template for the Conference Proceedings is available. The template includes details on style and formatting.  Please see individual templates for track specific formatting.


ALISE Conference Proceedings
By submitting a proposal/paper/poster for consideration, all submitters agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings, housed in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work. Failure to comply with the proceedings deadlines or to present at the ALISE annual conference will result in removal of the submission from the ALISE Conference Proceedings.


ALISE Research Taxonomy


Call for Reviewers

We invite all ALISE Personal Members to help review proposal submissions for the ALISE 2021 Annual Conference. 

Reviewers will be assigned a maximum of five submissions. We will use a shared reviewer pool which may allow for reviewers to receive a mix of submission types. ALISE is accepting short paper submissions (3,000 word maximum), in addition to abstracts. Reviewers will not be assigned more than two short papers and three abstracts.

Call for reviewers is now closed.

General Information

Conference Questions
For all logistics, EasyChair, facility, and conference management questions, contact Sara Aldrich, ALISE's meeting planner.
Conference Fee Waiver Policy
All participants in any events of an ALISE Annual Conference must pay the appropriate registration fees.

Photo and Video Release
Registration, attendance at, or participation in, ALISE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities by ALISE. ALISE has the right to record content delivered at its annual conference and to utilize the recordings in future content, programs, or materials. Attendee’s registration may include technology that monitors their activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and exhibit booths visited.

Presentation at the Annual Conference
Authors whose proposals/papers/posters/panels are accepted for the annual conference are required to register for (fees apply), attend, and present the work at the ALISE annual conference. Failure to do so will result in removal of the papers/posters/panels from the conference schedule, the program, and the proceedings. Should the event be converted to a virtual conference, the same policy applies.