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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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Friday, January 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 7.1 Juried Panel: Strategies for Change: Qualitative LIS Research Methods and Furthering Social Justice

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This panel will discuss how qualitative data collection methods that contain implicit notions of equity and subsidiarity, the innate dignity and worth of each human person, which are the building blocks of social justice, can support and advance a social justice agenda in LIS education and research. Dialog with the audience, designed to create linkages between 1) qualitative LIS research methods and 2) social justice metatheory, will help us to articulate and expand them both, giving us leverage for LIS education, research and practice, and for working toward the radical change necessary for the shared goal of a more inclusive society.


Shari Lee

St. John's University
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Bharat Mehra

Associate Professor, UTK School of Information Sciences
Dr. Mehra's research examines diversity and intercultural communication, social justice in library and information science (LIS), critical and cross-cultural studies, and community informatics or the use of information and communication technologies to empower minority and underserved... Read More →
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Kevin Rioux

Associate Professor, St John's University

Friday January 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Arlington (Mezzanine)