Candidate for President Elect:

Lucy Santos GreenDr. Lucy Santos Green
University of South Carolina, USA

Candidate's Statement:
Thank you for the honor of being nominated ALISE President Elect, and for the opportunity to outline my vision for ALISE based on the 2021-2025 Strategic plan.

As we face a global pandemic that sped up challenges LIS education was already navigating, we have simultaneously entered a period of professional and personal reckoning; one that has challenged us as a society and as a discipline, to exchange our flowery language, beautiful writings, and inspirational signature quotes for decisive action. In its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, ALISE declared its vision (global leadership in education for information professionals), and its mission (promoting innovative, high-quality education at an international level). It aimed to achieve this vision and fulfill this mission by investing in four strategic directions, each direction crafted to be held accountable by objectives and strategies that reflected a more global, more inclusive, more supportive, and more action oriented ALISE. My vision for ALISE is one of fulfilled promise: to work with fellow members as we fulfill the Strategic Plan’s promise to translate its words into the actions described in the objectives and strategies. I bring to this vision an enthusiastic and tireless passion for the interwoven roles of research and pedagogy, a foundational belief in the crucial role global exchanges of practice bring to LIS, and my personal pledge to you, fellow ALISE member, that I will efficiently, expediently, and collaboratively push forward the work we have promised, as an organization, we will do.


Dr. Lucy Santos Green is a Professor of Information Science at the University of South Carolina, and co-editor of School Libraries Worldwide, the flagship journal for the International Association of School Librarianship. Currently she is the primary investigator on two IMLS funded research projects: “Online Ready: Designing Culturally Competent and Impactful K-12 Online Learning” and
“EQuIP: Educational Quality through Instructional Partnerships,” and the conference chair for the International Association of School Librarianship 2022 Conference. As the ALA/AASL ESLS chair, she spearheaded the development and implementation of the American Association of School Librarians Conference Research Strand, and the revitalization of the AASL Research Grant sponsored by ABC-CLIO. Prior to her appointment at UofSC’s iSchool, she was an associate professor of instructional technology at Georgia Southern University, where she taught courses in instructional design, instructional technology research, and online pedagogy. Dr. Green earned her MLS at Texas Woman’s University and a doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology at Texas Tech University. She frequently researches, presents, and publishes on mixed methodology research designs, librarians as instructional designers and partners, digital learning environments, and school library services for marginalized populations with a focus on first-generation immigrants and LGBTQIA+ children and youth.


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