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2024 ASIS&T IDEA Institute on AI Virtual Conference - May 28-31

IDEA Institute 2024 (IDEA24)

How is AI impacting LIS practice?

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ALISE Position Statement: The Importance of Graduate Education and Professional Certification in Library and Information Science

The Importance of Graduate Education and Professional Certification in Library and Information Science

To function effectively in today's complex and dynamic world, society and its members need to access and use high-quality information of various kinds, in various forms, across different institutions such as the home, the school, and the workplace. It is the responsibility of national, state, and local governing bodies to ensure the provision of information and services supporting access. They have done so traditionally through libraries and other information agencies. The services provided by those centers are administered most effectively by professionally qualified librarians and information professionals educated in graduate programs provided by institutions of higher education - the category of services all U.S. communities deserve.

From time to time, economic pressures or political and societal trends have threatened the ability of local communities to receive information services provided by highly qualified and educated librarians and information professionals at all levels. The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) believes, however, that these actions impair and curtail education and research, undermine literacy, and erode the possibilities for progress in improving the quality of life of all people. Without a constant and continuing supply of qualified professionals to direct and maintain our libraries and community-based information centers, our society will suffer from inadequate personnel and restricted service, hindering the growth and availability of essential resources which are vital to an informed citizenry, competitive marketplaces, and stable population growth.

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ALISE Will Not Be Sending IFLA Representative to IFLA WLIC 2024

The Association for Library and Information Science Education will not be sending its IFLA representative to participate in IFLA WLIC 2024 (which will take place in Dubai), due to strong concerns over UAE's present issues with human rights, women's rights, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

2022 Information Science Summit

Join us for the inaugural in-person/virtual Information Science Summit entitled, Innovation and Trends in Information Science - Practice, Research, and LIS Education taking place on Friday October 28, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel.

The Summit is co-hosted by three organizations -  ASIS&TALISE & the iSchools Organization, and sponsored by SLA along with the SJSU, Simmons, and Syracuse iSchools. Due to the generosity of these sponsors, registration is completely free for in-person member attendees, including a complimentary networking lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registration for virtual attendees will be $100.00 for regular members and $50 for students.

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Invitation to Attend iFederation Dinner at IFLA

ALISE, ASIS&T, and the iSchools comprise the iFederation. Members of each organization who are traveling to Dublin to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress are invited to the #iFederation dinner on July 28. Register at