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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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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!

Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference 2017 Call for Abstracts

With pleasure we invite you to submit an Abstract and/or organize and chair an Invited Session (4-6 talks) or address an invited talk in the forthcoming Conference in Limerick, Ireland (23-26 May 2017) for the 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017,  http://www.isast.org) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org or contact the secretary of the conference at : secretar@isast.org

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ALISE Board opposes Proposed Elimination of IMLS

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) strongly opposes President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the FY2018 budget. Over the past 20 years, IMLS funding has made it possible for students and library professionals to pursue formal and continuing education opportunities in library and information science. IMLS has also funded numerous research projects that have contributed to economic development, increased information access and expanded our understanding of cultural institutions and the important roles they play in enriching American society. The elimination of IMLS will be devastating not only to libraries and museums nationwide, but to library and information science programs around the country. 

ALISE Member Wins Award from Information Studies Students Association

Dr. Evelyn Markwei of the University of Ghana was awarded the ISSA Most Inspiring Lecturer Award. She introduced a community service project into her Undergraduate Information Retrieval Class. About 400 students in groups of 10 will be going out to teach Junior High School Students in underprivileged schools to teach basic and advance search techniques and introduce them to educational websites relevant to their subject areas. The purpose of the project is to:
  1. Introduce them to community service which is rare at their level
  2. Practice team work
  3. Improve on their presentation skills 
  4. Re-enforce what they have learnt in class, and 
  5. Acquire new skills such as use of storyboards, video shooting and video editing.

They will be making 15-minute videos of the whole exercise for grading.

Congratulations Evelyn!

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ALISE Conference Survey

Greetings,

The Board of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) strives to make financially sound decisions, and is therefore seeking to identify affordable conference venues in the future. This survey will assist the ALISE Board in making decisions about the conference location in 2019 and in following years. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes of your time, and is open to ALISE members and non-members. Please use the link below to access the survey, which will close on April 7, 2017. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions!

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Passing of Dr. Eugene Garfield

The ALISE Board extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Eugene Garfield (September 16, 1925 - February 26, 2017), who passed away on February 26th. Dr. Garfield was a pioneer in library and information science. He founded the Institute for Scientific Information, which developed important citation databases that we now know as the Web of Science. He was a leading contributor to research in scholarly communication, bibliometrics and scientometrics. Each year, ALISE honors outstanding doctoral dissertations addressing substantive issues in library and information science with the ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award.

2016 Statistical Reports Are Now Available

The 2016 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.

Statement Regarding Recent Executive Presidential Order

The ALISE Board of Directors issue the following statement regarding the recent executive presidential order banning entry of citizens of selected countries into the United States.

In light of the recent U.S. presidential executive order banning entry of citizens from several Muslim-majority nations into the United States, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) reiterates its unwavering support for diversity and international perspectives in the education and representation of library and information professionals in the United States, regardless of country of origin. We are a global community of students, professionals, educators and scholars who benefit society through our diverse experiences and perspectives. We also wish to reiterate our support for our library and information science education colleagues in all affected nations.