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2019 ALISE Conference Prospectus Now Available!

We are excited to introduce our new 2019 ALISE Conference sponsorship prospectus. We want to give you the first opportunity to take a look at our sponsor and exhibitor options and choose one that best fits your needs.

We anticipate more than 300 LIS educators, researchers, deans, directors, and students to attend this year's conference. Our program will be advertised to more than 3,000 LIS leaders all over the world.

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Seeking Proposals for Professional Association Management Services

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms for the provision of professional association management services to ALISE. The following Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the areas of expertise that are sought in support of ALISE meetings, activities and administrative tasks. ALISE seeks to establish a contract with an individual or firm that is experienced in providing professional association management services. The ALISE Board will conduct an evaluation of submitted proposals and will award a contract to the individual or firm whose proposal is determined to be most advantageous to ALISE considering the evaluation factors set forth in this RFP.

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Join us at ALA 2018 in New Orleans

We hope to see you at the American Library Association's 2018 Conference in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26! We are pleased to once again host a shared booth in the exhibit hall, which is open to all institutional members. Shared space can be reserved for $525. Note the price increase this year is due to additional booth amenities, such as carpet. For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit our ALISE at ALA page.

Women, the Institute, and Collections Webinar April 13

The Royal United Services Institute was founded in 1831 as the ‘Naval and Military Museum and Library’. The founding patrons were the Duke of Wellington and King George IV and its members were drawn from the officer classes of the services. However, it received its royal warrant from Queen Victoria and the museum received a significant Florence Nightingale collection on deposit – now dispersed to other institutions. The history of women at RUSI, though, really begins in 1941 when the RUSI Council voted to admit women, with the caveat that they were in uniform. In 1942 the first seven women members were recorded in the RUSI Journal, speaker Jacqui Grainger will discuss who these women were and the roles they played in the history of women in the armed services. She will also ponder what the presence of women was in the collections and has begun the process of establishing a women’s studies collection and re-classifying books by and about women as she discovers them on the shelves of the library. She will give some initial responses to the material she is finding and what it says about women in military history. Learn more and register for this webinar today! 

Call for ALISE Book Series Proposals

The ALISE Book Series, published by Rowman & Littlefield, addresses issues critical to Library and Information Science education and research through the publication of epistemologically grounded scholarly texts which are inclusive of regional and national contexts around the world. The series editors Jaya Raju and Dietmar Wolfram invite you to submit your proposals today. Visit the ALISE Book Series webpage for topic recommendations as well as guidelines. 

New Edition of JELIS Available

The newest issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) is now available. You can access the current issue with your login or IP address site.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessing the journal, please contact UTP.

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Congratulations to the 2018 ALISE Award Winners

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2018 ALISE Award Winners. These individuals exemplify the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community. Congratulations to all of our Award Winners! Award winner profiles will be updated on a rolling basis. View all award winners, on the awards page

Board Update from ALISE President, Heidi Julien

2018 Conference Wrap-Up

The 2018 Annual Conference was a huge success thanks to the tireless efforts of the conference organizers! Special thanks to Co-Chairs Peiling Wang and Shimelis Assefa, as well as all the others who ensured that the conference went smoothly. Thanks also to Andrew Estep, Karen Thompson, and Jack Head of SBI Association Management, who managed so much behind the scenes! We’re collecting conference photos, so if you have any to share, please post them at https://www.flickr.com/groups/alise/. You can join this group and upload your photos.

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Congratulations to our New Editor of the ALISE Rowman & Littlefield Book Series

Following an open search process, we are very pleased to announce that Dietmar Wolfram, ALISE past-president, has been selected as the ALISE Book Series editor. ALISE has signed an agreement with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing group to co-publish the series, which is intended to be a professionally relevant, scholarly 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. Please email your book ideas to Dietmar. Sincere thanks to Book Editor Selection Committee Cecilia Salvatore, Denice Adkins, and Rong Tang for their search and selection.

Congratulations to the New Editors of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Following an open search, the ALISE board appointed John Budd and Denice Adkins (both from University of Missouri) as co-editors of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS). The new co-editors will build on the success of the present editor, Peta Wellstead, and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. They will work over the next months with Peta to “learn the ropes” and Peta will end her service as JELIS editor in September 2018. Sincere thanks to Linda Smith, Bharat Mehra, Keren Dali, Rong Tang, and Louise Spiteri (chair), who conducted our search for new JELIS editors.

New JELIS Partnership

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is proud to announce that it has partnered with the internationally recognized University of Toronto Press to publish ALISE's flagship publication, the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), beginning with Volume 59 in 2018. Members should receive login information directly from the publisher. ALISE is also pleased to announce that JELIS will now be indexed by Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. 

Since 1960, JELIS has promoted scholarly inquiry in library and information science (LIS) education. The journal serves as the premier venue for the publication of research articles, reviews, and brief communications on issues relevant to LIS educators. JELIS Editor Peta Wellstead welcomes submissions from the global LIS research community that focus on curriculum and pedagogy in LIS education. Submission guidelines for authors may be found on the ALISE website

Deadline Extended: 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 January 19, 2018. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

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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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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/

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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