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.

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