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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 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 3.2 A Juried Paper: Old Skills, New Practices Mean Radical Change for Library Education

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Technological advances and other societal change have resulted in public libraries' increased reliance on online resources for offering services. However, a portion of those served by public libraries includes members of urban poor populations who prefer to interact with information by talking. Research conducted to articulate service models that public libraries can use to meet the information needs of this constituency reveals how current service practices involve a radical twist on traditional skills. Discussion following the presentation of findings includes recommendations for library management curricula that better prepare graduates to apply age-old professional practices in radical new ways.

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Deborah Turner

Assistant Professor, Drexel University

Wednesday January 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Beacon Hill (4th Floor)

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