iSchool at ALISE and ALA Midwinter

Connect with iSchool faculty and staff next month at the 2018 ALISE Annual Conference and the ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver. ALISE 2018 will be held February 6-9, and ALA Midwinter will be held February 9-13. A reception to honor the Kansas City Public Library, recipient of the 2017 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, will take place on Saturday, February 10, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Ellingwood Rooms A and B at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver. The award is sponsored by the iSchool and Libraries Unlimited.

ALISE 2018

Tuesday, February 6

Professor and Executive Associate Dean Linda C. Smith, will co-facilitate a preconference workshop at 9:00 a.m. titled, "A Future by Design: What Do We Teach?"

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will present her poster, "Expanding Scholarly Communication Instruction for the Next Generation of LIS Leaders," at 6:30 p.m. at the Works in Progress Poster Showcase and Reception. She also plans to recruit focus group participants who teach or want to teach about librarianship and scholarly communication in order to better understand the needs of LIS educators.

Wednesday, February 7

Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke and Miriam E. Sweeney (PhD '13), assistant professor at the University of Alabama, will present their paper, "You’re So Sensitive! How LIS Professionals Define and Discuss Microaggressions Online," at 8:30 a.m.

Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke will serve on the panel, "'F*** That': Why Fake News and the Weaponization of Information are Good for LIS," at 2:00 p.m.

Affiliated faculty member Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (MS '94), professor/coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois Library, will serve on the panel, "Core & More: Examining Foundational and Specialized Content in LIS Programs," at 2:00 p.m.

Affiliated faculty member Clara Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at Illinois, will be a moderator for "ALISE Community Conn@CT Grant: Addressing LIS Needs of Social Justice Organizations," at 4:00 p.m. 

Thursday, February 8

Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke will serve on the panel, "Teaching for Justice," at 10:30 a.m.

Assistant Professor Rachel M. Magee will participate virtually on the panel, "Expanding LIS Youth Services Curriculum to Embed Computational Thinking," at 10:30 a.m.

Affiliated faculty member Clara Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, will serve on the panel, "LIS Qualifications, Certification, and the Meaning of ‘Professional’ around the World," at 2:30 p.m.

Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke will serve on the panel sponsored by the Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns SIG: "A Critical Dialogue: Faculty of Color in Library and Information Science," at 2:30 p.m. In addition, she will join the ALISE Board of Directors as the incoming director for Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Doctoral candidate Kirstin Phelps will present her paper, "Collective Leadership Roles for Supporting Community Digital Literacy Initiatives," at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, February 9

Affiliated faculty member Clara Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, will serve on the panel sponsored by the International Library Education SIG: "Within and Without: International Aspects of LIS Education," at 8:30 a.m.

ALA Midwinter Meeting

Saturday, February 10

Affiliated faculty member Clara Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, will moderate "Project Welcome: Refugee Resettlement Agencies & Libraries (Symposium on the Future of Libraries)," at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, February 11

Assistant Professor Emily Knox will serve as a panelist on the ALA President's Program at 3:30 p.m.

Associate Professor Terry L. Weech, chair of the ALA Committee on Accreditation, will preside at meetings of the Committee on February 10 and 11.

Updated on
Backto the news archive

Related News

iSchool to assume administration of Informatics programs

Effective August 16, administration of the Illinois Informatics Institute will be transferred from the Office of the Provost to the School of Information Sciences. This will be a hosting relationship that preserves the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute’s programs, which are managed by several colleges including the iSchool.

Knox and Koh receive grant to study public library makerspaces

Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Emily Knox and Associate Professor Kyungwon Koh have received a $100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-246251-OLS-20) for their project, "Measuring the Impact and Value of Makerspaces in Public Libraries." Knox will serve as principal investigator for the one-year exploratory project, which is a partnership with Indian Trails Public Library District in Wheeling, Illinois, that was initially proposed by iSchool alumna Ryann Uden (MS ’06), the library's deputy director.

library makerspace

New appointment for Trainor

The iSchool is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Trainor as a senior lecturer, effective August 16. He has served as an adjunct senior lecturer at the School since 2008 and as assistant director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) from 2009 to 2011. In addition to teaching at the iSchool, he has taught full-time as a senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies.

Kevin Trainor

Tinio and Vasquez selected for ARL Kaleidoscope Program

Master's students Jerilyn Tinio and Hailey Vasquez have been selected to participate in the 2020-2022 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Kaleidoscope Diversity Scholars Program. With the goal of attracting MS/LIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives, the Kaleidoscope Program offers financial support to scholars as well as leadership development through the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, a formal mentoring program, career placement assistance, and a site visit to an ARL member library.