ALISE 2016 has ended
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. 

Return to ALISE Conference website 
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, January 6 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 3.1 B Juried Paper: Getting Beyond Green: Radical Change Theory Broadens the Spectrum of Sustainability for LIS Education

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Radical change theory urges connectivity, collaboration and fresh perspectives. As the information environment evolves, practitioners are currently teaching themselves and others about "sustainability" (the ecological, economic, and equitable circumstances affected by changes to the environment) without input from LIS accredited programs. Inspired by radical change theory, this paper offers a rationale for adding sustainability to the LIS curriculum. It explains sustainability concepts and their fit with LIS, as practitioners well know. The paper concludes with collaborative scenarios that illustrate the potential sustainability offers for educating current students, alumni, and others interested in professional development.


Tonyia J Tidline

University of Alberta

Wednesday January 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Arlington (Mezzanine)

Attendees (4)