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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 5.4 SIG Session: #SpeakingTruthToPower: Exploring Social Justice LIS Educators’ Use of Social Media in the Age of Institutional Censorship

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This session features LIS social justice educators who use social media as extensions of their teaching & research agendas, in order to articulate their personal & professional commitments to diversity & inclusion. This session agenda also features social justice LIS educators whose research agenda examines growing trends in institutional censorship in the digital age. LIS social justice educators will also discuss censorship policies at their respective institutions. The goals of the session are to develop strategies and share resources for employing social media in a social justice agenda in the age of institutional censorship.

Speakers/Authors
avatar for Delicia Tiera Greene

Delicia Tiera Greene

Syracuse University
New Literacies/Digital Literacies, Urban Literacies, Youth Multicultural Literature, Book Clubs, Street Literature, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
avatar for Robin F. Kurz

Robin F. Kurz

Writer and Librarian
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avatar for Safiya Umoja Noble

Safiya Umoja Noble

Assistant Prof., Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at UCLA, and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.[1] She is the author of Algorithms of Oppression, and co-editor of two edited volumes: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class and Culture and Emotions, Technology & Design. She is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. She was appointed a Commissioner to the University of Oxford... Read More →
avatar for Toni Samek

Toni Samek

Professor and Chair, University of Alberta


Thursday January 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Cambridge (4th Floor)