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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 C Juried Paper: The Role of Social Location and Back, Civil, and Forbidden Spaces in the Information Practices of LGBTQ Individuals

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Drawing from results of 15 in-depth interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, this exploratory study examines how information practices differ based on social location (i.e., the social construction of place). Preliminary findings uncovered how socio-cultural context influences participants’ information practices in exploring, negotiating, and adopting LGBTQ identities. Findings suggest further avenues of study that can inform future LIS investigations that yield a more nuanced understanding of facilitators and barriers to information access rooted within one’s social location and personal spaces, including those of underrepresented/stigmatized groups.

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Vanessa L. Kitzie

Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers University
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Marie Radford

Professor & Director, PhD Program, Rutgers University, NJ
Research interest in interpersonal communication, assessment, virtual reference, qualitative methods, & postmodern approaches to librarian, library, and research process stereotypes.

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

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