Conference Program Planning Committee

Conference Planning Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • Plan all aspects of program from the selection of speakers and other participants to reporting at the conclusion of the program to the Board

Minimum Expectations:

  1. Plan all aspects of the annual conference
  2. Update the Conference Planning Manual for the guidance of future committees as needed
  3. Debrief the Conference Program Planning Co-chairs for the following year

Conference Co-chairs: 

Kim Thompson, University of South Carolina 
Sue Alman, San Jose State University

Board Liaison:

Sandy HirshSan Jose State University, President


ALISE Academy Committee

 Terms of Reference:

  • Create professional development programs and opportunities.

  • Plan programs for all levels of faculty for inclusion in the ALISE Academy

 Minimum Expectations:

  1. Plan the ALISE Academy program for the annual conference, including programs for faculty at various career stages
  2. Make recommendations for themes for Academy programs in future years
  3. Document procedures for use by future chairs

Co-chairs: 

Africa Hands, East Carolina University
Renee Hill, University of Maryland 

Members:

Appointed by co-chairs as needed.


ALISE Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition Committee

 Terms of Reference:

  • Coordinate judging process for the Doctoral Student Poster Competition.

Minimum Expectations:

  1. Coordinate planning for the doctoral poster competition, including recruitment of participants 

  2. Coordinate judging process for the Doctoral Student Poster Competition

  3. Review and document competition judging procedures for guidance of future chairs

Co-chairs: 

Laura Saunders, Simmons University

Michele Villagran, San Jose State University

Additional ALISE faculty members, recruited by the ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition Committee Co-chairs, for a one-year commitment as poster judges. These committee members must reflect the diversity of research interests in LIS and be present at the annual conference.


Works in Progress Poster Session

Terms of Reference:

  • Receive and organize the submissions for the Works in Progress Poster Session.

  • Confirm participation to those submitting posters

  • Prepare the brochure for the conference

  • Prepare a web version of the brochure

Minimum Expectations:

  1. Coordinate activities
  2. Review and document competition judging procedures for guidance of future chairs

Co-chairs: 

Sarah BarriageUniversity of Kentucky

Rebekah (Becky) Willson, McGill University


Conference Juried Papers

Terms of Reference:

  • To select, through a blind referee process, juried papers for presentation at the ALISE annual conference

Minimum Expectations:

  1. Select, through a blind referee process, juried papers supporting the conference theme
  2. Develop procedures to provide authors feedback in addition to the acceptance decision
  3. Document procedures for use by future chairs

Co-chairs: 

Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany, State University of New York

Lisa Hussey, Simmons University

Members:

Appointed by chair(s) as needed.
Chair may recommend addition of committee members if warranted by number of paper proposals

 

Conference Panel Proposals (Juried & SIGs)

Terms of Reference:

  • To select, through a blind referee process, juried panel for presentation at the ALISE annual conference

Minimum Expectation:

  1. Select, through a blind referee process, juried papers supporting the conference theme
  2. Develop procedures to provide authors feedback in addition to the acceptance decision
  3. Document procedures for use by future chairs

Co-chairs: 

Ina Fourie, University of Pretoria 
Karen Snow, Dominican University

Members:

Appointed by chair(s) as needed.

Chair may recommend addition of committee members if warranted by number of paper proposals

 

Conference Proceedings

Terms of Reference:

  • Produce the annual conference proceedings, which includes communications with all conference presenters, including poster presenters.

  • Collaborate with the Conference Planning Committee and ALISE staff.

  • Collaborate with IDEALS to produce the digital proceedings by the established deadlines.

Minimum Expectation:

  1. Produce the ALISE Annual Conference proceedings.
  2. Dexterity and familiarity with abstract management systems and other software programs to assemble and publish the proceedings.
  3. Develop and/or recommend revisions to procedures for presenters/authors to submit camera-ready submissions.
  4. Document and/or recommend revisions to procedures for use by future chairs.

Co-chairs: 

Yunseon Choi, Valdosta State University

Meghan Harper, Kent State University