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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 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 5.3 C Juried Paper: Towards Developing a Radical Model of Collaboration for Public Librarians and Teachers

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Librarians of all types, including public librarians, have a role to play in supporting STEM education and developing multiple literacies in STEM topics. Recent evidence suggests that true collaboration between public librarians and high school teachers in STEM areas remains elusive. An educational intervention being readied for field testing is proposed for pre-service librarians and pre-service teachers. The intervention is designed to develop mutual understanding of the skills that librarians and teachers can bring to student learning, and the professional challenges each group faces. The intervention includes explicit training in inter-professional collaboration, based on models successfully applied in health contexts.


Melissa Gross

Professor, Florida State University, School of Information
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Heidi Julien

Chair and Professor, University at Buffalo
digital literacy, information behavior, higher education
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Don Latham

Professor, Florida State University, School of Information
Information literacy, digital literacies, youth services, young adult literature
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Shelbie Witte

Watson Endowed Chair, Oklahoma State University
Looking forward to learning alongside the great teachers and librarians of Iowa!

Thursday January 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Berkeley (Mezzanine)

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