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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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Wednesday, January 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Opening Plenary Session: President's Program: Ode to Eliza Dresang

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Emerging scholars will discuss how Eliza Dresang’s Theory of Radical Change has influenced their own work and how they are taking Radical Change beyond books and into new areas of research.  The presentations will focus on RC as a framework for understanding and explaining emerging learning spaces (i.e., Makerspaces); VIEWS2, a project initiated by Dresang that incorporated the principles of RC in its research design; and digital games and social media as reflecting the principles of RC.   Harry Bruce (Dean, University of Washington) will serve as discussant, offering a context for understanding Dresang’s influence on a new generation of scholars.  

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Annette Y Goldsmith

Librarian, Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel
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Don Latham

Professor, Florida State University, School of Information
Information literacy, digital literacies, youth services, young adult literature


Kathleen Campana

PhD Candidate, University of Washington, United States of America
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Jonathan Hollister

Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University
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Kyungwon Koh

Assistant Professor, The University of Oklahoma

Wednesday January 6, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Georgian (Mezzanine)