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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 C Juried Paper: “No experience required”: radical changes in UK public libraries

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The ‘Big Society’ platform in the United Kingdom (UK) has created a shift towards getting volunteers to run some, part, or all of certain public services. Through this approach, more than 300 UK public libraries have been handed over to community organizations and volunteers with varying levels of oversight from the Library Authority. These public libraries are investigated through surveys, interviews, and passive observation framed by IFLA's Public Library Manifesto and Public Library Service Guidelines.


Claire Burrows

PhD Candidate, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Claire Burrows is a second year PhD student in the Library and Information Science program at Western University. Her research pertains to the accessibility of academic libraries for students with disabilities, and how theoretical conceptualisations of disability may influence the... Read More →

Heather Hill

The University of Western Ontario
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

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

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