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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 3.5 Juried Panel: Lifelong Learning for Librarians: Building Expertise in Research Methods

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Library systems and assessment activities often generate massive amounts of data, especially about the behavior of library users. The collection and use of these data raise complicated issues of privacy, ethics, and social justice, which are not unique to libraries, but in which libraries are key institutional actors. It is therefore crucial to consider how education and training in quantitative and qualitative research methods can help situate and critique policies around institutional data collection and use.


Andrew Asher

Associate Professor and Assessment Librarian, Indiana University-Bloomington
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Chris Bourg

Director of Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Bourg is the Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she also has oversight of the MIT Press. Prior to assuming her role at MIT, Chris worked for 12 years in the Stanford University Libraries, most recently as the Associate University Librarian... Read More →
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Lynn Connaway

OCLC Research

Donna Lanclos

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Maura Smale

Chief Librarian, NYC College of Technology
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/HerBio: Maura Smale is Chief Librarian and Professor at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and faculty in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Smale was... Read More →

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