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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 2.4 B Juried Paper: “Who are the Librarians?” Bringing Practitioner Inquiry into the LIS Classroom

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This critical essay proposes practitioner inquiry as an effective pedagogical model to teach pre-service librarians ways to embrace their personal diversities for the purpose of more effective professional practice. Because librarianship enacts various forms of text and literature, practitioner inquiry for librarians most effectively involves some kind of interaction with literature. This research suggests the veracity of LIS professionals embracing a practice of systematic, collaborative self-study for the purpose of lifelong learning and professional development.

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Vanessa Irvin

Assistant Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Vanessa Irvin, MSLS, EdD, is an Assistant Professor with the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dr. Irvin’s areas of teaching and research include: reference services, public libraries, youth services, and librarian professional development... Read More →

Wednesday January 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Cambridge (4th Floor)

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