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The ALISE 2016 Conference theme of “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation” celebrates the far reaching impact of Eliza T. Dresang’s work. The conference welcomes contributions that explore inclusive practices and innovative strategies in teaching and research, with special interest for Cultural Diversity, Digital Societies, Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice and International Resources.

Our logo for the conference is the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. This is a great symbol of radical change and transformation. Although the caterpillar and the butterfly exist in the same environment, each has its own perception and understanding of the world. As the caterpillar prepares for transformation, it must build the chrysalis, which acts as protection and change agent. When the radical change is completed, the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis into a new world, one of amazing potential and opportunity. The radical transformation and change allows the caterpillar to move beyond its small environment as a beautiful butterfly excited and ready to see and learn about its brave new world. 

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Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University Library & Information Studies

Old Dominion University proudly offers the only Master of Library and Information Studies degree in Virginia and prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to become highly proficient librarians, media specialists, and information authorities. Students in the ODU MLIS are advised through a 30-credit-hour plan of study with the opportunity to focus coursework on a type of library such as academic, public, or school or an in identified area of focus such as youth services or evaluation & assessment. You may access Information about ODU's concentration coursework here https://bit.ly/3mJiOlM

ODU has a long history of educating school librarians in a nationally recognized, online program.  Offered asynchronously, our MLIS provides numerous opportunities to gain practical authentic experiences. The MLIS is offered with the option of a concentration in School Librarianship. Please let us know specifically if this is your area of interest. Additional information about the required school librarianship coursework can be found here: https://bit.ly/3eicq1W

We are currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2021. The priority deadline for admissions for both semesters is April 1, 2021. You may apply for admission at https://odu.edu/admission/graduate
Applicant Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in any field by commencement of coursework
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Essay – 500 words addressing the prompt: “You are applying to graduate school in library and information studies, describe this step on your path as a lifelong learner.”
Transcripts for all post-baccalaureate coursework
Current resume
ODU Graduate application
*GRE scores or other metrics may be requested.

ODU offers competitive tuition rates and many individuals working for Virginia school divisions qualify for a tuition discount. The current rate for distance courses can be found at: https://www.odu.edu/tuition-aid/costs-tuition/tuition/tuition-rates

For more information visit with program faculty during vendor sessions at each regional conference.  https://odu.zoom.us/j/94781563355
Or email us at libraryscience@odu.edu  or visit our website: https://www.odu.edu/stemps/academics/library-science

Old Dominion University has been granted Candidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Candidacy status is an indication that Old Dominion University has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Candidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.