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Member Profile - Sheila Yeh

1. What is your status as a member of the Information Professions? PhD student, Professor, etc. What is your institutional affiliation?
I am affiliated with the University of Denver, Business School for my PhD study.

2. As a professional association, ALISE thrives as its members thrive. What do you wish the ALISE members to know about you and your contribution to the profession and association – e.g., what are your research interests, what do you bring to the profession?
Information professionals’ responsibilities have been transformed by information and communication technology (ICT) in the past few decades. In a library context, most, if not all operations are supported by information systems. My aspiration is to apply the rigors of Management of Information Systems discipline to Library and Information Science via research, teaching, and leadership. With deeper understanding of the roles information technologies play in the libraries, information professionals can maximize the impact technologies can bring to mission.

3. When did you join ALISE?
October 2017

4. As a new member of ALISE: How would you describe ALISE?
ALISE is an essential voice for Library and Information Science educators and scholars.

5. Describe your reason(s) for joining ALISE, and/or what membership benefits are you looking forward to receiving?
I am interested in developing research-driven solutions for teaching and leadership in academic libraries and look forward to keeping current with developing pedagogy for Library and Information Science education through ALISE.

6. If your colleague is introducing you to another ALISE member at a social gathering at the ALISE annual conference, what three words would you expect him/her to use to describe you, personally?
Analytical, goal-oriented, person of high integrity

The 2018 ALISE Annual Conference App!

The 2018 ALISE Annual Conference has an app! Bookmark our mobile web app on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry phone by visiting https://alise2018.sched.com/. Create an account, view your personal schedule, browse what's happening right now or search for what you want to do at the conference. The mobile web app stores the schedule data locally on your phone for offline access too.

You can also check out our Interactive Conference Schedule by going to https://alise2018.sched.com/

Request for Proposals - ALISE Book Series Editor

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has established an agreement with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing group to co-publish the ALISE book series. The book series is a professionally relevant, scholarly sound series of publications on the historic, contemporary, and future roles, values and practices of LIS education and research. It focuses on pedagogical experimentation and innovations, research discovery and frontiers, theoretical advancement, and other related topics of interest to the ALISE community. 

ALISE is seeking a Book Series Editor to work with Rowman & Littlefield to publish the ALISE book series.

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2018 ALISE Election Announcement

The ALISE Board of Directors is happy to extend our congratulations to the winners of the ALISE 2018 Election.

President-Elect


Stephen Bajjaly, Wayne State University 


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ICYMI: ALISE Webinar - Building Castles on Shifting Sand: Leading LIS Education Programs that Last

Building Castles on Shifting Sand: Leading LIS Education Programs that Last

Webinar Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

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ALISE Letter to USA Today

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) sent a letter concerning a recent *USA Today* article on Careers: 8 jobs that won't exist in 2030. Read the full letter.

Update: An abbreviated version of the ALISE letter to USA Today has been posted on USA today on November 6, 2017. Read more.

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ALISE Webinar - Building Castles on Shifting Sand: Leading LIS Education Programs that Last

 


 

Date: October 26, 2017

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ICYMI: ALISE Webinar - Ten Ideas for Innovative Teaching

Ten Ideas for Innovative Teaching

Webinar Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

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Position Opening - Editor of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking applications from individuals to assume the position of Editor-Designate of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS). The Editor will build on the success of the present editors and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. The incoming Editor will have the unique opportunity to shape the literature of library and information science education. The new Editor will assume responsibilities with Issue #1, 2019. The initial term of service is three years, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for application is December 21, 2017. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

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Deadline Extension - ALISE Conference Poster Submissions

Due to the impact of the recent hurricanes, ALISE has extended the deadline for Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition and Work in Progress Poster Showcase through October 1, 2017.

Learn more about the requirements of the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition and the Work in Progress Poster Showcase.

ALISE Webinar - Ten Ideas for Innovative Teaching

 


 

Date: September 29, 2017

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ALISE Board of Directors Slate of Candidates

2017 ALISE Elections

The ALISE Board of Directors is happy to announce the slate of candidates for the 2017 ALISE Election.

Vice President / President-Elect

Suliman Hawamdeh (University of North Texas)

Stephen Bajjaly (Wayne State University) 

Secretary / Treasurer

Luanne Freund (University of British Columbia)

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ALISE Board Statement on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

In light of events in several countries that were instigated by values that are contrary to the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the ALISE Board of Directors reaffirms its commitment to, and promotion of, diversity, equality, and inclusion in the library and information science (LIS) education and professional community, and condemns racism, hate, bigotry, and violence.

Diversity and inclusion are core elements of the LIS curriculum. To help LIS instructors teach and promote diversity, equality, and inclusion in their curriculum, we have compiled a list of recent works. This list is intended to serve as a living document. We encourage LIS educators, professionals, and students to use these resources in relevant learning settings to further promote these values within the communities we serve.  

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2017 Statistical Reports are Now Available

The 2017 Statistical Reports are now available! This annual report on LIS education compiles, analyzes, interprets, and reports statistical information about LIS programs offered by ALISE member schools. These reports are offered in a new excel format. ALISE members receive free access to the statistical reports. If you are not a member, you can purchase the report for $135. Learn more.

Submit Your Nomination for ALISE Awards, Competitions, and Grants

ALISE recognizes and supports excellence and innovation in teaching and research through its awards and grants program.

Submissions/nominations are now being accepted for ALISE awards, grants and research competitions. There are three seperate award/grant categories, with deadlines ranging from June 30 - October 1st. More information is located on our ALISE Award/Grants webpage, which includes an online submission/nomination form. Please review the submission requirements thoroughly before beginning the submission process.

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ALISE at ALA 2017

ALISE will be at the American Library Association's 2017 Conference in Chicago, IL from June 22-June 27, 2017.

ALISE/Library and Information Studies Shared Booth

ALISE will host a shared booth in the exhibit hall. The shared booth is open to all ALISE institutional members. The exhibits will be held June 23–June 26, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Our booth number is 4734.

Sign up today! If you have any trouble signing up, please contact our office at 206-209-5267. (Registering to participate in the shared booth does not automatically register you or your representatives for the ALA conference. Please visit the ALA conference website to sign up.)

ALISE Library and Information Studies Cooperative Alumni Reunion

ALISE will be hosting the Library and Information Studies Cooperative Alumni Reunion. This is a great opportunity to connect with your current and former colleagues. If you are an institutional member, you can purchase tables at the reunion for a price of $375/table. Your institution's name will be featured as a reunion sponsor on our website and in our marketing messages.



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ICYMI: ALISE Webinar - Makerspaces in Libraries: Creating Change through Active Partnerships with Communities

Makerspaces in Libraries: Creating Change through Active Partnerships with Communities 

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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ALISE Strategic Plan 2017-2020

In an era of rapid change, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) remains steadfast in its commitment to serve as the international leader in both education practice and research for established and emerging career opportunities in the information professions. To remain relevant and a vital part of library and information science education, the 2017-20 ALISE Strategic Plan has been crafted to address four strategic directions to meet the needs of existing and future members by expanding ALISE’s leading role in excellence in library and information science education scholarship and practice, while adhering to sound fiscal and management practices.

View the full strategic plan.

Call for Proposals for ALISE Statistical Data Manager

The ALISE Board of Directors is seeking applications for the next ALISE Statistical Data Manager. The manager is responsible for compiling the annual ALISE Statistical Report. We would like to acknowledge the years of dedicated service that the faculty and staff at the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies have provided in compiling the report.

The ALISE Statistical Report, first published in 1980, records the current state of LIS education programs at ALISE member schools. The report contains compiled data on faculty, students, curricula, school income/expenditures, and continuing education. These data are invaluable for supporting program self-studies and providing research data on LIS education.

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Upcoming ALISE Webinar: Makerspaces in Libraries: Creating Change through Active Partnerships with Communities

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Registration Fees:
Free for ALISE members (personal & institutional member contacts)
$50 for non-members

This webinar will discuss how libraries promote active community engagement through Makerspaces. A Makerspace is a place for community members to engage in creative making activities in a range of domains, offering access to fabrication technologies and social opportunities with other Makers. Community engagement is the key to success. Several library Makerspaces are currently practicing innovative approaches to engaging their communities. However, there seems to be a lack of consensus regarding what social responsibilities library Makerspaces must assume in today’s society. The panel proposes the following overarching questions:

  • What social responsibilities do Makerspaces in a library have to their community?
  • What are some of the effective ways Makerspaces currently practice to engage community?
  •  What should LIS educators do to promote community engagement and social responsibility in and through library Makerspaces?

Learn more and sign up today!