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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 C Juried Paper: Radical Teen Services Librarians: How Public Librarians Today Cultivate Interactivity, Connectivity, and Access

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The core of Radical Change theory are three characteristics seen in texts and readers; interactivity, connectivity, and access. These characteristics equally apply to the work of teen services librarians in public libraries today. Based on 19 interviews with 20 librarians in 18 library locations across three library systems, the results illuminate contemporary practices in serving adolescents and offer guidance for educating the next generation of radical teen services librarians.

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Sarah Amber Evans

PhD Candidate, University of Washington, United States of America
PhD Candidate - Learning Sciences & Human Development - College of Education Research Assistant - LIFE Center University of Washington Research keywords: adolescent literacy, youth literature, popular culture, identity development, voluntary learning, learning across settings... Read More →

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

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