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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 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 1.1 A Juried Paper: Innovation: Information professional activities within the Fanfiction community

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Fanfiction communities were examined through a serious leisure (Stebbins, 2007) lens in order to see the types of Information professional activities were performed. Three themes are discussed. 1. wayfinding (peer review, information provision, and creating guides to the literature 2. Collecting (activities associated with collection development) 3. Organizing (ways that fanfiction communities classify and categorize)


Heather Hill

The University of Western Ontario
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Jen Pecoskie

Wayne State University

Wednesday January 6, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Arlington (Mezzanine)

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