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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 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session 2.3 SIG Session: Foreign language study in the LIS curriculum: A cross-cultural comparison of two innovative programs

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Why do some LIS students choose foreign language study as part of their professional preparation? How do they use foreign language skills in their work? Panelists will describe the role of foreign language courses in the MLIS curricula at their institutions in the U.S. and Honduras, and will present results from surveys of current students and alumni to explain the value of foreign language study in Library & Information Science.

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Linda L. Lillard

Professor and Department Chair and Program Director, Clarion University


Nítida Carranza

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras

Debbie Faires

San José State University, United States

Charlotte Ford

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras;nBirmingham-Southern College, United States
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Sandy Hirsh

Associate Dean for Academics, San Jose State University
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University. She previously served as Professor and Director of the School of Information at San José State University for ten years from 2010-2020. Prior to joining... Read More →

Wednesday January 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Berkeley (Mezzanine)

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