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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 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session 6.2 B Juried Paper: Mind the Gap: Public Library Services for an Aging Population

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An unobtrusive, secondary data analysis facilitates a comprehensive view of the current state of Canadian urban public library services, programs, collections and policies that serve older adults, and will gauge the preparedness of this essential social institution for upcoming demographic changes. While public libraries are uniquely poised to engage with older adults in the community, this study’s results indicate a need to refocus resources to better support older adults’ changing information-related needs.

Speakers/Authors
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Nicole K Dalmer

PhD Candidate, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Nicole Dalmer (BSc, MLIS) is a third year PhD Candidate in the Library and Information Science program at The Western University of Western Ontario. Her dissertation research examines the invisible information work done by family caregivers of older adults. She is particularly interested... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Beacon Hill (4th Floor)

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