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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 B Juried Paper: Approaches to Knowledge in Libraries and in Library and Information Science

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This presentation foregrounds questions about the theorization of and approach to knowledge as they apply to research, teaching, and practice in the library profession. Starting with William H. Wisner’s complaint that what he calls postmodern libraries prioritize information over knowledge, it explores the responses of LIS theorists on the subject of knowledge as well as pertinent views by others outside the discipline. The authors, who approach the topic of knowledge as librarians who started their careers as scholars in other disciplines, aim to develop a curricular focus on knowledge studies in LIS education.


Jay H Bernstein

Kingsborough Community College - CUNY, United States of America

James W Marcum

Queens College - CUNY, United States of America

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

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