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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 5.7 Juried Panel: Radical Change Theory Means Sustainability for LIS Education and Research

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Radical change theory urges connectivity, collaboration and fresh perspectives. As the information environment evolves, practitioners are currently teaching themselves and others about "sustainability" (the ecological, economic, and equitable circumstances affected by changes to the environment) without input from LIS accredited programs. Capitalizing on Radical Change Theory’s call for interaction and new viewpoints, this presentation engages participants with why and how to make sustainability an integral part of our curriculum and outreach efforts. Panelists will involve audience members in mapping new territory for LIS education and research of local and global impact.

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John Burgess

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
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Clara M. Chu

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2014-15 ALISE President
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Rachel Fleming-May

Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, The University of Tennessee
Rachel Fleming-May is an Associate Professor in the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences. Her research and teaching interests include assessment, academic librarianship, and the intersection of creative writing and information

Tonyia J Tidline

University of Alberta

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