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2021 Awards

Apply for 2021 Awards, Competitions and Grants

ALISE recognizes and supports excellence and innovation in teaching and research through its research competitions, grants, and awards programs. Submissions are now being accepted for all awards, competitions, and grants. The deadline is March 15, 2021.

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ALISE '21 Call for Proposals Now Open

ALISE '21 Call for Proposals Now Open

We invite members of ALISE and the LIS community-at-large to submit proposals for the ALISE 2021 Annual Conference with a theme of "Crafting a Resilient Future: Leadership, Education, & Inspiration." The deadline is March 15, 2021.

In the face of a multitude of health, economic, social, and environmental crises, there is an urgent need to cultivate deliberate resilience measures as we reimagine the educational landscape. Library and information science (LIS) educators must pivot quickly as we examine curricula that propel our students into leadership positions. We must also continue in advocacy roles within our institutions to maintain strategic leadership for sustainability of our programs.

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2019 and 2020 Statistical Reports are Now Available

The 2019 and 2020 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.

Also available is the 2020 Summary Report: Trends and Key Indicators in LIS!

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Call for Board Nominations, Due Nov 30

ALISE Call for Board Nominations

ALISE announces the call for nominations for three positions on the Board of Directors.

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The call for nominations process encourages all members to actively engage in the governance of the organization by either nominating themselves or a fellow members.

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ALISE '20 Virtual Conference Registration Now Open!

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We are excited to have you join the Virtual ALISE 2020 Annual Conference.  Registration is now open!
Registration includes full access to the plenary session, multiple days of breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the poster sessions.

 

Draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Issued, Attend Upcoming Virtual Town Halls

Draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Issued to Membership

Members Invited to Attend Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Every five years, the ALISE Board of Directors undertakes a strategic planning exercise. We are pleased to share the draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and invite you to participate in the next phase.

Preparation for Strategic Planning

To date, the ALISE Board of Directors completed the following:

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ALISE Opposes the Enforcement of ICE Policy for International Students in the U.S.

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) opposes the announcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to revoke international student visas for students not taking in-person classes in fall 2020 due to the pandemic. 

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Announcing the 2020 ALISE Award Winners

2020 ALISE Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the 2020 ALISE award winners. Review the full list of award winners.

Recipients will be honored at the Annual Conference to be held in a virtual format October 14-22, 2020.

2020 ALISE Election: Candidates Announced

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2020 ALISE Election. 

President Elect

Lisa O’ConnorUniversity of North Carolina-Greensboro
Mirah J. DowEmporia State University


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2020 ALISE Election Results

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 ALISE Election.

President Elect

Lisa O’ConnorUniversity of North Carolina-Greensboro



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COVID-19 Resources for LIS Community

COVID-19 Resources for LIS Community

ALISE is actively curating a list of resources for the LIS community. Learn More

ALISE Book Series: First Two Books Now Available

ALISE Book Series: First Two Books Now Available

 

E.J. Josey: Transformational Leader of the Modern Library Profession, by Renate L. Chancellor, provides a comprehensive examination of the life and professional career of E.J. Josey within the broader historical and political landscape of the civil rights movement. This book is available as an eBook and hardback.

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ALISE at ALA 2020

ALISE at ALA 2020

Due to reduced interest from institutional member schools, ALISE will not host a shared booth at the American Library Association's 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from June 26-June 29, 2020. We plan to see everyone again in 2021!

Photos from ALISE '19 Posted

ALISE '19 Photos

Photos from the ALISE 2019 Annual Conference are now available online via Flickr.

Announcing the 2019 ALISE Award Winners

2019 ALISE Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the 2019 ALISE award winners. Review the full list of award winners.

Recipients will be honored at the awards luncheon on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

2019 ALISE Election Results

2019 ALISE Election Results

The ALISE Board of Directors congratulates the newly elected President Elect and Director of Membership Services. Drs. Hirsh and Adkins will assume their respective elected positions in September at the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference.

President Elect

Sandy Hirsh, San Jose State University

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2019 ALISE Elections, Voting Now Open

2019 ALISE Elections

Personal members are invited to vote between April 5-19, 2019.

President Elect

Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sandy Hirsh, San Jose State University 

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2019 ALISE Election Slate Announced

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2019 ALISE Election. Voting will open April 5, 2019.

President Elect

Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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ALISE Leadership Academy 2019, Registration Closes January 21

Due to the overwhelming response to this event, registration to attend the Leadership Academy will close January 21, 2019. Register before the deadline to secure one of the remaining seats.

The Leadership Academy will be held February 7-8, 2019 in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Open to all interested ALISE members, the Academy will offer participants an opportunity to explore their aptitude and interest in seeking leadership positions as Deans, Directors, or Program Chairs within schools of library and information science.

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ALISE Leadership Academy 2019, Registration Open

ALISE is hosting its inaugural Leadership Academy on February 7-8, 2019 in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Open to all interested ALISE members, the Academy will offer participants an opportunity to explore their aptitude and interest in seeking leadership positions as Deans, Directors, or Program Chairs within schools of library and information science.

Topics to be addressed include communication, coaching, mentoring, recruitment, team building, and workload management/priority setting. The agenda will provide ample opportunity for networking, informal conversation, and Q&A.

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