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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 C Juried Paper: Radical Changes in the Roles of School Librarians

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The role of school librarians has a history of radical change. From early beginnings as reference librarians for school libraries, school librarians adapted to take on responsibility for technology with the introduction of audio-visual materials in schools. With the advent of the Information Age in the middle of the 20th century and the subsequent development of personal computers and the Internet, the American Library Association (ALA) recommended schools and colleges begin integrating information literacy into students’ learning (1989). Today school librarians are entering another period of radical change as they combine their information specialist roles with technology integration.

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Lois Wine

Doctoral Student, Old Dominion University, United States of America
I am pursuing a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with a School Library cognate. My research interests are collaboration and information literacy.

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

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