Join the iSchool at ALISE 2017

The iSchool will be well represented at the annual conference for the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), which will take place from January 17-20 in Atlanta. ALISE '17 will explore how LIS educators and researchers can develop curricula, programs, and research activities that support partnerships with communities to manage and create change.

Meetings & Workshops

Associate Professor Carol Tilley will participate in the Board of Directors Meeting at 3:00 p.m. on January 16, concluding her three-year term as director of external relations, an elected position to the ALISE Board.

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs Linda C. Smith is a co-organizer for the pre-conference workshop, "Pedagogical (Re)-vision: from Concept to Course," at 9:00 a.m. on January 17.

Professor and Dean Allen Renear will serve on a panel addressing how programs are meeting enrollment challenges during the ALISE Council of Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs Meeting.

Presentations and Panels

Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke will participate in three presentations on January 18: "Communities in Crisis: What Everyday Acts of Terrorism Tell Us About Social Responsibility in LIS" at 8:30 a.m.; "Bringing Critical Librarianship to Your Classroom: Practical Approaches to Tough Concepts" at 2:00 p.m.; and "Engaging Diverse Local Communities: Lessons from the Archives" at 4:00 p.m. 

On January 18, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hoiem and Assistant Professor Daniel Tracy (MS '12), University Library, will present their paper, "Engaging the Public through Digital Publishing," at 8:30 a.m.

Rhiannon Bettivia, postdoctoral research associate, will present her paper, "Colleagues and Communities: Engaging Labor Across Intra-Institutional Digital Divides," at 8:30 a.m. on January 18.

Nicole Miller (MS '89), adjunct faculty member, will participate in the panel, "Connecting to Community: Curriculum and Projects for Family History Collaborative Services," at 8:30 a.m. on January 19.

Ellen Knutson (MS '02, PhD '08), adjunct faculty member, will present her paper, "Teaching Community Engagement," at 10:30 a.m. on January 19.

Associate Professor Terry L. Weech will participate in the panel, "Making International Connections:  Expanding Awareness of Non-North American LIS Education," at 10:30 a.m. on January 19.

Assistant Professor Emily Knox will be the moderator for the panel, "Trends in the Ethics of Community Engagement," at 2:00 p.m. on January 19.

On January 20, Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke will co-present "Sustaining Community Engagement and Fostering Social Responsibility: Teaching and Learning about Diversity in LIS Programs" at 8:30 a.m. and participate in the President's Program, "Best Practices for Incorporating Community Engagement and Outreach in Curricula," at 10:30 a.m. 

Posters

At the Works in Progress Poster Session at 6:30 p.m. January 17, Kristina Williams, master's student, will present two posters, “"Digital Space and Place: How LIS Students Connect and Collaborate on Critical Issues" and "Leadership Through Action: Student-initiated Program Development;" Julia Petrella, doctoral student, will present her poster, "Tumblr and Gender Pronouns;" DeAnza Williams, doctoral student, will present her poster, "Kids Create Apps - Lessons Learned from Creating a Curriculum for Elementary Students in a School and Public Library;" and LaTesha Velez, doctoral candidate, and Melissa Villa-Nicholas (PhD '16) will present their poster, "The evolution of critical theories in Library History, 1997-2015."

At the Jean Tague‐Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition at 7:00 p.m. on January 19, doctoral candidate Cheryl Thompson will present her poster, "Cultivating Data Expertise: Comparison of Approaches in Geoscience Data Centers and Academic Libraries." Associate Professor Kate McDowell will serve as a judge for this year's doctoral poster competition.
 

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