Celebrate 100 years of ALISE in 2015!

ALISE is preparing for its Centennial Celebration in 2015.  We are excited about the upcoming festivities.  Now is your chance to learn more and get involved.

Centennial Activities

  • Creating a timeline 
    Hosted by Viewshare, the timeline will provide a comprehensive overview of significant moments in LIS education. The timeline will include general information about LIS education as well as specific information about colleagues and ALISE member institutions. 
  • Creating a digital interview archive
    Centennial Committee members are interviewing colleagues about their roles in LIS education and ALISE. Subjects are being interviewed by members of the Centennial Committee as well as ALISE members. Called “Centennial Conversations,” these short interviews are intended to capture as many perspectives as possible.
  • Growing the ALISE Member-Driven Initiatives
    The Centennial Fund for ALISE is striving to raise $100,000 to support three member-driven initiatives.

Get Involved

We need your help showcasing and highlighting milestones in LIS education from the past 100+ years:

  • Contribute information about your institution to the timeline
    Contact Derek Murphy [email protected] to submit information to the timeline. The timeline was formerly hosted via Viewshare which was retired as a platform in 2018. 
  • Suggest names of colleagues to interview
    Contact Centennial Celebration Committee Chair Michele V. Cloonan ([email protected]) to suggest interview subjects. Potential subjects will have a history of involvement and participation in LIS education and/or ALISE leadership.
  • Donate to the ALISE Centennial Fund
    Consider making a $100 donation in the spirit of the ALISE centennial! Your donation will support and sustain future leadership, programming and awards, and improved infrastructure. Visit the Centennial Fund page for more information.

Centennial Celebration Committee

Chair: Michele V. Cloonan, Simmons, [email protected]


    • Kendra Albright, South Carolina
    • Elizabeth Aversa, Alabama
    • C. Sean Burns, Kentucky 
    • Toni Carbo, Drexel
    • Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Drexel
    • Lynne Howarth, Toronto
    • Christine Jenkins, Illinois
    • Steven MacCall, Alabama
    • Bharat Mehra, Tennessee
    • Caroline Nappo, Illinois
    • Linda Smith, Illinois
    • Peta Wellstead, editor, JELIS 

Centennial Campaign Committee

Chair: Elizabeth Aversa, Alabama, [email protected]


  • Stephen Bajjaly, Wayne State
  • Diane Barlow, Maryland
  • Lynne Bowker, Ottawa
  • Michele Cloonan, Simmons
  • Samatha Hastings, South Carolina
  • Steven MacCall, Alabama

The ALISE Digital Interview Archive

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