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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 C Juried Paper: Historical inquiry as a form of innovation: Encouraging the development of dynamic professional identities in librarianship

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Librarianship has been, and will continue to be, influenced by historical events, but LIS programs do not consistently convey this throughout their curricula. Consequently, it is not always clear to emerging professionals how discipline specific processes and practices that have contributed to the development and growth of a shared professional identity. This paper will discuss how historical inquiry, as a pedagogical tool, can encourage LIS students to conceptualize their work as a process that uses inquiry and collaboration to better serve their communities.


Kristen Schuster

University of Missouri

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

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