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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 6.5 B Juried Paper: Designing the Future of Librarianship

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Despite evidence of innovative tool and service creation throughout its history, American librarianship characterizes itself as a science-based discipline. Yet other disciplines, such as design, may offer epistemological frameworks better suited to professions that create such artifacts. This paper explores the relevance of design epistemologies to practice, research, and education in librarianship and argues for the reconceptualization of librarianship as a design discipline.

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Rachel Ivy Clarke

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Thursday January 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Clarendon (Mezzanine)