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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 4.5 SIG Session: Teaching Ethics in Technical Services: Developing Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making in Knowledge Organization Courses

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Ethics is a challenging subject to teach in technical services courses, especially knowledge organization courses. Students must understand the ethical implications of knowledge organization work and understand the limits of cataloging and metadata standards to accurately reflect all subjects and groups of people. This panel presentation will explore ways to teach ethics in knowledge organization courses and how to inspire ethical thinking and decision-making.


Gretchen Hoffman

Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University
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Maurine McCourry

Adjunct Faculty, Dominican University
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Heather Moulaison Sandy

Associate Professor, University of Missouri
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Karen Snow

Professor, Dominican University School of Information Studies
Karen Snow is a Professor and the PhD Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She teaches face-to-face and online in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata. She completed her PhD in Information Science at the... Read More →

Thursday January 7, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Clarendon (Mezzanine)