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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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Thursday, January 7 • 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Plenary Session: President's Program: Researcher: What You Got? Exploring Practice and Research

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Is there a disconnect between LIS professors’ scholarly output and the practice of librarianship? Of course, there are some valuable, noteworthy studies—funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and other entities—that have influenced libraries and librarianship. But what of the plethora of articles published annually by professors building a record of research? Are they mired behind paywalls where no one will see them unless they actively seek them out? Are they what librarians need for effective improvements to practice?

This panel presentation and discussion will include overviews of recent collaborations between LIS professors and practicing librarians and a dialogue about strengthening the ties between LIS research and those in the field.

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Michael Stephens

San Jose State University, United States of America


Martin Garnar

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
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Marie Kennedy

Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
I'm the co-director of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship and the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles CA).

Brian Kenney

White Plains Public Library
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Lili Luo, PhD.

San Jose State University School of Information
Associate Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University

Thursday January 7, 2016 4:45pm - 6:15pm EST
Georgian (Mezzanine)