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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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Tuesday, January 5 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: Education to Innovate

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The forum on “Envisioning Our Information Future and How to Educate for It,” supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and held in January 2015, engaged a diverse group of stakeholders—from directors of libraries, museums and archives, to digital humanities scholars, content providers, futurists, and information technology entrepreneurs—in intense discussion of the challenges and opportunities to which LIS education must respond (see http://infofuture.simmmons.edu). This interactive workshop at ALISE 2016 will be a follow up to that forum, engaging more LIS educators in discussions together with forum participants from other stakeholder groups in developing more specific proposals for innovations in LIS education.

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Eileen Abels

Dean and Professor, Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science
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Linda Smith

Professor and Associate Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Linda C. Smith is professor and associate dean for academic programs in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined the faculty in 1977. She works with graduate students on-campus (MS, CAS, PhD) and, since 1997, online (MS, CAS... Read More →

Tuesday January 5, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Arlington (Mezzanine)