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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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Thursday, January 7 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 4.4 A Juried Paper: Social Justice in Context: The Case of a Public Library

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This research uses a mixed methods single case study approach informed by Yin (2013) to examine what the role of a public library is in relation to social justice concepts and how those concepts are understood and applied in practice to produce meaningful results, actions and outcomes for the community served. This research then builds a conceptual map that describes what emergent social justice ideals are part of the library’s practice, the connection of those ideals to social justice concepts in the philosophical literature, the corresponding actions taken in practice by the library staff, the role of the board and finally a comparison to the rational reconstruction of public library practice.

Speakers/Authors
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Punit Dadlani

PhD Student (ABD), Rutgers University, United States of America
PT is a PhD student at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. PT is also the Barham Scholar with the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries, funded by the Carole and Norman Barham Family Foundation. His primary research... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Cambridge (4th Floor)