Join GSLIS at ALISE 2016

Join GSLIS faculty, staff, and students at the 2016 ALISE Annual Conference, which will be held January 5-8 in Boston. The theme of the conference is "Radical Change: Inclusion & Innovation."

Tuesday, January 5

Professor Linda C. Smith will facilitate a preconference workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. titled, "Educate to Innovate: Re-visioning Library and Information Science Education."

Doctoral student Cass Mabbott will present a poster titled, "The We Need Diverse Books Campaign and Critical Race Theory: A Call to Action for Library and Information Professionals," at 6:30 p.m. Mabbott is the 2016 recipient of the ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award.

Wednesday, January 6

Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke will present her juried paper, "The GSLIS Carnegie Scholars," at 4:00 p.m. Cooke will also participate in the special interest group session, "Innovative Pedagogies in LIS Education," at 8:30 a.m.

Research Fellow Denise Agosto, professor in Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, will present work conducted in collaboration with Assistant Professor Rachel Magee during the special interest group session, “Radical Change and Youth Services in Library and Information Science,” at 4:00 p.m. Agosto, Magee, and two additional coauthors won the ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition for their paper, “Teens, Technology, and Libraries: An Uncertain Relationship.”

Thursday, January 7

Assistant Professor Emily Knox will participate in the juried panel discussion, "Radical Change and Ethical Practice in the LIS Classroom," at 8:30 a.m. Knox is a convener and facilitator for the January 7 (2:00 p.m.) Information Ethics Special Interest Group program titled, "Innovation and Inclusion: Considering the Scope and Vision of Information Ethics Education."

Associate Professor Kate McDowell will participate in the juried panel discussion, "Valuing Student Voices: Master’s Students’ Critical Perspectives on LIS Education," at 10:30 a.m. McDowell is a conference program cochair.

Affiliated faculty member Clara Chu will participate in the juried panel discussion, "Radical Change Theory Means Sustainability for LIS Education and Research," at 10:30 a.m. Chu is the 2016 recipient of the ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education.

Doctoral students Emily Lawrence and Beth Strickland will present their juried paper, "What’s Your Epistemology?: Quiz Design as a Pedagogical Tool in LIS Doctoral Education," at 10:30 a.m.

Doctoral candidate Noah Lenstra (MS '09, CAS '11) will present a poster titled, "The Community Informatics of an Aging Society: A Comparative Case Study of Public Libraries and Senior Centers," which will be presented as part of the ALISE Jean Tague‐Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 8

Associate Professor Emerita Christine Jenkins will present her paper, "Early Radical Change in the Professional Education of Youth Services Librarians: Moving from Child Protection to Child Advocacy, 1930-1947," as part of a special interest group session titled, "Stories of Change and Inclusion in LIS Education, 1890 - 1950," at 8:30 a.m.

Doctoral student Kirstin Phelps and Senior Research Scientist Martin Wolske will present their juried paper, "The less you teach, the better: An inclusive framework and pedagogy to support radical change," at 8:30 a.m.

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