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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 • 1:00pm - 3:45pm
ALISE Academy

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The 2016 ALISE Academy

 Goal: This year the Academy’s objective is to engage participants in a thoughtful discussion about the nature of change in organizations and how we can educate library and information professionals to lead change and spark innovation. Attendees will leave the Academy with action strategies for leading change and incorporating these ideas into the curriculum.

Format: First, a panel of four experts in LIS education will share their perspectives on the theme of change in organizations, from dealing with radical change to preparing professionals to be change agents. A question and answer session with the panelists will get the conversation started among participants about how to incorporate new ideas about managing change into their practice.

Second, there will be a book talk and discussion on Quick and Nimble, by Adam Bryant of the New York Times (see http://www.quickandnimble.net/). Summaries, discussion guides, and conversation starters will be provided for participants.

Bryant offers perspectives on how organizational culture affects change and other issues of leadership. Developed from “The Corner Office” interviews published in the New York Times, Quick and Nimble distills numerous voices and perspectives on developing and sustaining an organization’s culture and functionality.  Leaders and managers from technology companies, higher education, and non-profit organizations discuss philosophies and practices intended to ensure that employees remain responsive and focused on shared aims.  The different perspectives presented in this volume mean that Bryant’s book does not offer a single answer or a correct way to foster innovation; instead, several themes and issues are used to present strategies for creating purposive, positive work environments.


1:00-1:15 – Introductory remarks, introductions

1:15-2:30 – Expert panel: Dr. Kendra Albright, Professor, University of South Carolina; Dr. John Carlo Bertot, Professor, University of Maryland; Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor, University of Southern California; Dr. Kate McDowell, Associate Professor, University of Illinois

2:30-2:45 – Break

2:45-3:30 – Book discussion

3:30 p.m. – Concluding remarks

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Kendra Albright

Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Editor-in-Chief, Libri Talk to me about publishing your research.
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John Bertot

Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
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Ken Haycock

Research Professor, University of Southern California
Ken Haycock is research professor of management and organization in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he is director of graduate programs in library and information management. He was previously director of LIS programs at San Jose and... Read More →
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Kate McDowell

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
youth services, student affairs at LIS schools, research on children and apps

Tuesday January 5, 2016 1:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Arlington (Mezzanine)