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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 1.6 B Juried Paper: Transforming LIS Students into a Mobile Workforce for 21st Century Libraries

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Based on secondary analysis of the experiences and advice offered by librarians and IT professionals engaged in developing mobile applications and mobile sites (MAMS) for libraries, we identify four core and six supplementary competencies needed to help libraries better serve their patrons using MAMS. The core competencies include mobile application development, human-computer interaction, computer networking, and planning and management of mobile technologies. Project management, change management, negotiation, data management, policy management, and grant writing are the supplementary competencies that would transform LIS students into a mobile workforce capable of helping libraries make smart choices for serving their patrons using MAMS.

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Devendra Potnis

Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
My interdisciplinary research focuses on the application of information and communication technologies (e.g., e-Books, mobile apps, information systems, websites, etc.) for the development of society (including libraries), governments, and businesses. In particular, my research projects... Read More →

Wednesday January 6, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
White Hill (4th Floor)

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