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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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Friday, January 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
President's Session: President's Program: The Ethics and Values of our Profession

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The plethora of ways information permeates, shapes, and transforms our lives and work means that the capabilities of Library or other Information Professional will continue to change as they reflect the diverse ways we contribute to Information creation, discovery, access, and use. This diversity in the information domains makes ethics and values the DNA shared by all of us from School Librarians to Information Architects. This Panel looks at the core values and ethical characteristics which lie at the heart of our profession. Panelists will begin the discussion by asking: What values or ethical principles bind us? How do we inculcate them in our students? How do we measure whether they have acquired them? How different do our core values and ethical principles look in different information settings? 

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Seamus Ross

Professor, UofToronto and Member of the Europeana Research Board
Seamus Ross is Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and served as Dean for seven years (2009-2015). During 2015 and 2016 he served as Interim Director of the Marshall McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology. Before joining Toronto, he was Professor... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Georgian (Mezzanine)